June 03, 2023

Vegan, Cruelty-Free Skincare: Kind On The Environment, Great For Your Skin

At Lotus Herbals, we are revolutionizing skincare! 

This World Environment Day, it’s time to say “goodbye” to harsh chemicals and toxins in skin care that harm you and the environment. We’re here with skincare that blends the goodness of natural ingredients and traditional skincare wisdom with the power of modern skin science and technology — resulting in highly effective yet gentle products on your skin and mother earth. 

As a brand where we genuinely believe that the customer is our king, we make vegan and cruelty-free skincare to support the growing consciousness among intelligent and kind consumers like you. 

Join the skincare revolution as we breakdown the secrets and benefits of vegan, cruelty-free skincare in this informative blog. 

What Is Vegan, Cruelty-Free Skincare? 

When skincare products are formulated without using animal-derived ingredients or by-products, it is considered “Vegan.” At Lotus Herbals, our team of skin experts has replaced animal-derived components with powerful plant-based ingredients sourced from the lap of nature. 

The common animal-derived ingredients used in skincare and cosmetics are - 

  • Beeswax 
  • Lanolin 
  • Collagen 
  • Animal Fats 
  • Silk amino acids

Our products are also cruelty-free, not tested on innocent animals. Many consumers are unaware that thousands of rabbits, mice, rats, and guinea pigs suffer in labs and even lose their lives because of skincare testing. The practice of animal testing isn’t new and it’s high time that we stop the torture.

Thankfully, today we have sophisticated technology and testing methods that can eliminate animal testing and give rise to cruelty-free products. These methods also provide more accurate results, which has helped us to craft products that are much better for your skin. 

Skin Benefits Of Using Vegan, Cruelty-Free Skincare 

Natural beauty: Natural ingredients like fruits, flowers, roots, leaf extracts, plant-based oils, and minerals like gold are packed with skin-beneficial vitamins and antioxidants that nourish your skin from within, making it super-bright and radiant. 

Doesn’t Clog Pores: Animal-derived moisturizing ingredients like beeswax and lanolin have a heavier texture that can clog pores causing or worsening acne breakouts. Plant-derived moisturizing ingredients are very lightweight. Some of the best ones used in our products are - 

Aloe vera gel for the face: Our range of aloe vera products are also packed with the “rockstar” active ingredient of the skincare world - niacinamide. The products are meant to deliver deep hydration while brightening the skin.  

Cocoa butter: A rich storehouse of natural vitamin E, our cocoa butter products are a saviour for dry to very dry skin as well as aging skin. They make skin silky soft without the greasiness of traditional moisturisers.  

Almond oil: Ultra nourishing for the skin, the products with almond oil is best-suited for those looking to delay the ageing process. 

Rose extracts: The gentlest way to brighten and tighten skin is to use product with pure rose extracts. Rose helps every skin type from teenags to maruted skin. 

Bakuchiol oil: Nature’s most powerful anti-ageing ingredient -Bakuchiol products are a must-have in your skincare routine from your late 20’s onwards to delay the ageing process. 

They sink into your skin quickly and don’t have the risk of clogging your pores. Moreover, they offer a lot of skin benefits other than hydration. 

Better For Sensitive Skin: Lotus Herbals’ range of vegan skincare is free from common skin allergens and irritants like lanolin, egg, dairy, artificial fragrance, and parabens. So, it is the perfect choice for sensitive skin and those who do not want to trigger skin problems. 

Advanced Formulations: Animals used to test products differ significantly from humans in physiology, genetics, and metabolism. The results of these testing could be more reliable and accurate. So, the resulting skincare products are also less effective. Cruelty-free formulations are created with advanced technology that produces accurate results by imitating human skin functions. Thus, making these products much more efficient for your skin. 

Time & Cost Effective: Animal testing is a long and costly affair! And the high testing cost is reflected in the final MRP of the product. At Lotus Herbals, we’ve been able to provide affordable, effective skincare because cruelty-free methods are not only more accurate but also much more cost-effective. 

How Buying Vegan, Cruelty-Free Products Can Help The Environment? 

Reduces The Need For Animal Agriculture: Vegan products reduce animal agriculture by eliminating the need for animal-derived products. This, in turn, reduces deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, and habitat destruction. When you choose vegan skincare products, you contribute to reducing these environmental impacts.

Conservation of Natural Resources: Plant-based ingredients used in vegan products consume fewer resources than animal-derived ingredients. They generally need less water, land, and energy compared to the rearing of animals for ingredients like lanolin or beeswax. 

Promotion of Plant-Based Alternatives: When you support and buy vegan products, you contribute to researching and developing plant-based and eco-friendly alternatives and diversifying ingredient options in the beauty industry.

When you switch from traditional skincare to vegan, cruelty-free products from Lotus Herbals, you can expect these changes in your skin - 

  • Brighter complexion with less breakout 
  • Smoother texture and radiance 
  • Soft, firm skin that has optimum moisture balance 
  • Skin becomes calm and soothed with less redness and inflammation

Vegan and cruelty-free skincare is a simple way to make self-care guilt-free. And, when that happens, self-care becomes “Soul-care.” Choosing vegan, cruelty-free skincare is not only better for our skin but also for the environment. 

Going full on environmental crusader mode can be difficult for most of us. But, taking small steps towards the collective goals of a better tomorrow can start here today.
Written by Lotus herbals