Vegan cosmetics are an increasingly acclaimed reality in the beauty industry. There are so many people who prefer to opt for vegan products to defend animals from any kind of cruelty.
Ingredients for non-vegan cosmetics
Vegan cosmetics are created with natural elements without any link with animals. Often these products also contain a fraction of biologically variable percentages and are devoid of cruelty.
In normal products, among the most commonly used derivatives, there are fats such as sodium borax, the bark cortex used to produce traditional soaps. There is also no lack of glycerine, lanolin, beeswax, placenta, marrow, moss, milk and derivatives and stearic acid mentioned in the article on the main ingredients of animal origin.
In addition to these substances, synthetic derivatives chemicals such as solvents and preservatives are also used.
Vegetable Ingredients: oils
But if we remove animal, synthetic and chemical ingredients from cosmetics, what are the constituted products? The most used vegetable items are certainly oils such as argan oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, almond oil, macadamia oil and other lesser known as babassu oil and cactus oil.
Babassu oil is little known. It is obtained from a Brazilian bouquet named Attalea speciosa, similar to coconut palm. The extractive oil has emollient, nutritional protective properties and is therefore used in the list of vegan cosmetic ingredients for dry, sensitive skin, but also for wrinkles and creams.
Cactus oil is little known in industry. It is extracted from the fig tree, an easily identifiable plant. It is rich in vitamin E and polyphenols. It works against aging, wrinkles, free radicals and is especially useful for treating fragile hair and brittle nails.
Macadamia oil, however, is extracted from the same fruit and is used as an ingredient mainly in vegan sunscreens. It is rich in unsaturated fats and regenerates the skin.
Hypericum oil is obtained by maceration of hypericidal flowers in vegetable oil such as peanut oil, resulting in a red compound with high impact and protective properties of great importance. It is used as a component of vegan and cruel wrinkle cream.
To protect the skin, the amaranth oil is great. The reason is the high concentration of squalene, the substance that constitutes the natural skin sebum.
Aloe Vera is one of the most popular ingredients in skin, facial and hair care products. It has a protective and soothing action and is very useful in fighting burns, injuries, burns and even psoriatic skins.
Pomegranate juice is great for fighting free radicals and is usually combined with hemp oil, rich in protein and vitamin E, B1 and B2, with antioxidant action. Hemp oil also helps to make the skin soft, elastic and protects against irritation.