What is Vegan-Friendly Skincare and Why You Should Start Using Them? Quickshop Veganism isn’t just a trend these days, and extends to more than just a plant-based diet. With a philosophy that eschews animal-derived ingredients and promotes using cruelty-free alternatives that are plant-derived, the vegan movement has since expanded to include the fashion and beauty scene. But what is vegan-friendly skincare, and is it better for you? Read on to understand how vegan-friendly skincare can change your skin and our take on it. What is vegan-friendly skincare? Vegan-friendly skincare is defined as skincare that eliminates animal-derived ingredients such as animal skin, bones, hooves, oil, feathers, urine or crushed insects. Although it sounds disgusting, plenty of skincare products do include these in the fine print of their ingredient lists. However, vegan-friendly skincare relies on cruelty-free, plant-based ingredients and extracts which are procured ethically to ensure that neither nature nor the workers who harvest it are taken advantage of in any way. To us, vegan-friendly means that none of the formulations used for our My Clarins range contains raw ingredients of animal origins. Instead, our vegan-friendly products contain ingredients procured from natural, alternative sources such as plant or fruit extracts and have never been tested on animals throughout the process, from production to purchase. Why is vegan-friendly skincare important? Vegan-friendly skincare only uses ingredients of natural origin and may include synthetically produced ingredients. Using plant-based skincare products is akin to feeding your skin healthy food as opposed to junk food. They generally contain more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help repair and hydrate your skin, thus making them the better choice when it comes to having thriving, healthy skin. Vegan-friendly skincare usually comprises fewer ingredients than non-vegan cosmetics, thus reducing the risk of encountering ingredients which may irritate sensitive skin. Additionally, using vegan-friendly face products assures you that your skincare products are cruelty-free, have not caused harm to animals and are good for your skin and nature. Who doesn’t love a good guilt-free pampering session that results in gorgeous, glowing skin? The Clarins Approach & Commitment To Animal Welfare Here at Clarins, we believe in feeding your skin only the best nature has to offer, which is why Clarins has launched our very own range of skincare products that are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. The birth of our My Clarins range ensures that you can rest in the knowledge that your favourite skincare product has never caused pain to another living creature whether due to animal laboratory testing or through animal-derived ingredients. Our philosophy relies on the perfect balance of fruit and plant extracts, ingredients of natural origin and simple recipes to only deliver what’s good for your skin and eliminate the bad. With our My Clarins range, we strive to use as many organic ingredients as possible and work with trusted suppliers who can verify the traceability of each ingredient. This means our skincare products are free from phthalates, parabens and sulphates, in addition to being composed of 88% natural ingredients. To prove our dedication to keeping it vegan and eco-friendly, we’ve also packed our products in packaging that puts recycling and recycled materials first. Our packaging is made of 25% recycled glass and 25% recycled plastic (with the exception of My Clarins PORE-LESS Blur and Matte Stick and My Clarins CLEAR-OUT Targets Imperfections products). Exploring My Clarins A collection of skincare products for young skin, our My Clarins dedicates itself to the generation that’s socially aware and ecologically conscious. Cleanse your skin with our plant-based My Clarins RE-MOVE Purifying Cleansing Gel. Then, moisturise with gentle moisturisers that cater to your skin’s needs, such as the RE-BOOST Refreshing Hydrating Cream, before putting on a fruity floral face mist infused with coconut water in the form of our My Clarins RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist for a hydrating day time beauty routine. The Alpenrose, Coconut and Goji Berry extracts boost energy while rebalancing and detoxifying the skin for a more radiant complexion. Come night, feed your thirsty skin with a rejuvenating overnight moisture mask with a herbal tea formula like our My Clarins RE-CHARGE Relaxing Sleep Mask, so you will wake up with the healthy, velvety-smooth skin of your dreams. Searching for an exfoliating powder? The My Clarins RE-MOVE Radiance Exfoliating Powder is formulated with natural microbeads and purifying plant powders. Cranberry, Rice and Almond effortlessly polish away impurities, while Moringa extract detoxifies the skin, leaving skin refined and radiant. Get it together with the My Clarins CLEAR-OUT Blackhead Expert [Stick + Mask] to form the ultimate skin-cleaning team. This 2-in-1 purifying mask and exfoliating stick rids skin of blackheads, minimise pores, and polishes away imperfections with its blend of Organic Moringa extract, Bamboo powder and Green Clay. To browse our vegan-friendly skincare range, visit our site.