As thousands of people pledge to go vegan this January as part of the Veganuary challenge, it is also important to look at your skincare regime, as well as changing your diet.
Here Dr Pauline Hili, one of the UK’s leading Organic Skincare experts, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry explains the benefits of adopting a vegan skincare regime:
“There are plenty of reasons why lots of us are choosing to go vegan, for many it is simply about the love of animals and for some it is about their increasing concern about the negative environmental impact of meat farming. At Nourish London, our philosophy is that healthy skin is beautiful skin and we believe that the best way to achieve the most beautiful, radiant, healthy skin is by using natural skincare that does not contain any animal products or by-products, that is cruelty-free and excludes any harmful chemicals.
“Nature has provided such a wealth of nourishing ingredients which, when combined with scientific expertise, can be formulated into highly effective skincare products with superior skin benefits. Not only has nature provided us with a wide variety of amazing moisturising oils such as Argan, Borage and Macadamia oil but it has provided natural anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Lavender, vitamin-rich skin smoothers such as Kale, powerful anti-ageing algaes, natural exfoliating fruit enzymes such as Pomegranate and pollution protectors such as Griffonia. The breadth of nature’s bounty is extensive so we believe that there really is no need to use synthetic, unsustainable, harmful or animal derived replacements.
“Excluding harmful chemicals reduces the risk of adverse skin reactions such as rashes, inflammation or breakouts. It’s no surprise that natural ingredients are best at working with the skin’s own natural processes to soothe, nourish and protect. We just simply don’t need to use animal derived ingredients such as Gelatine, Lanolin or Beeswax.
“And if you believe that this limits the efficacy of skincare particularly in achieving benefits such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, think again as many supercharged anti-ageing ingredients are actually found in nature. Hyaluronic Acid for example is a naturally present molecule in our own skin which retains moisture and helps our skin to remain smooth and supple. The Hyaluronic Acid used in Nourish London is always sourced from plants, extracted naturally from a fermentation process.
“So whatever your reason for choosing to go vegan, it is good to know that you do not have to compromise on the performance of your products, in fact you will be simply enjoying the powerful benefits of nature whilst helping to protect it.”
Turn over a new leaf this Veganuary with the latest vegan skincare essentials from Nourish London. Try these to get off to a great start and enjoy healthy and radiant skin.
THE GAME CHANGING VEGAN CLEANSER
Reveal healthy and radiant skin with Nourish London’s Kale 3D Cleanse. This unique colour changing facial wash deeply cleanses the skin and removes all impurities. Superfood Kale and Griffonia detoxify and create a unique defense mechanism against pollution, helping to maintain skin suppleness minimising the signs of ageing. Hyaluronic acid, probiotics and oxygenating extracts restore skin hydration, energising and refreshing the skin.
THE 24 HOUR HYDRATING VEGAN MOISTURISER
For an instant moisture boost indulge in Nourish London’s Argan Skin Renew Moisturiser that dramatically increases skin hydration and repairs damage. This intelligent moisturiser contains extracts from the miraculous Rose of Jericho to detect changes in the skin, repair and hydrate based on skin type and environment. Cellular density is improved and the effects of environmental and oxidative stress are reduced. *Clinically shown to increase skin hydration by 25% for 24 hours and immediately replenishes moisture by 80%.
THE ANTI-AGEING VEGAN FACIAL OIL
Make your next beauty buy one that makes a difference with Nourish London’s new limited edition Radiance Firming Facial Oil £2.50 from each sale will go to Walk the Walk, the UK's largest grant making breast cancer charity. This nourishing 98% organic anti-ageing oil contains a luxurious blend of omega-rich Macadamia and Pumpkin oil, together with Rosehip and Borage oil. Infused with the delicate fragrance of Geranium and Damask Rose, this oil restores the hydro-lipid layer to immediately improve the skin's elasticity, giving a firmer, more youthful complexion, whilst Marine Algae extract and Frankincense help protect collagen to counter the signs of ageing.
THE PROBIOTIC VEGAN FACE MASK
Escape the January blues and pamper yourself to perfection with Nourish London’s new Probiotic Multi-Mineral Repair Mask. This innovative nutrient-rich mask is scientifically crafted with probiotic minerals essential for skin repair. Infused with Damask Rose and Lavender, this powerful anti-ageing mask will help to boost collagen, diminish wrinkles and restore firmness, whilst Magnesium helps to address inflammation of the dermis that can lead to acne and rosacea. This skin smoothing treatment features natural minerals such as zinc (to repair skin-damage), copper (to increase collagen and cellular repair) and iron (to oxygenate the skin) to rejuvenate your complexion.
All Nourish London skincare is 100% VEGAN, alcohol-free and excludes unfriendly chemicals such as synthetic colours, TEA, DEA, parabens, phenoxyethanol, sulphates, mineral oils, PEGS and silicones.