Veganuary: Five Products to Try Out This January…
What is Veganuary? Every year, the Vegan Society runs Veganuary to encourage people to adopt or try out a Vegan lifestyle for the month of January. For those that don’t already practice Veganism, this isn’t hard to achieve and there’s a lot of small changes we can make to help change the effects some of our regular habits have on animals, the environment and our health.
“For most, a love of animals is the catalyst. Some people want to feel better about themselves and the impact they make on the world. Other would like to set themselves a challenge, and many combine Veganuary with their New Year’s Resolutions and see trying Vegan as the healthiest start to the year…”
It’s not just food, products can be certified Vegan too. Plant-based skincare products offer natural goodness that’s an ethical choice also. So if you’re a fan of organic, natural beauty and skincare products, here’s a few to try out during January… or Veganuary!
1. Evolve Beauty Gentle Cleansing Melt
Evolve Beauty was developed by Laura Rudoe after growing up with her grandmother using natural skincare. All Evolve Beauty products are 100% natural, organic and vegan. Suitable for normal to dry skin types, Gentle Cleansing Melt is a luxurious cleansing balm that turns into a creamy milk when mixed with water. This easy to use cleanser melts away dirt and impurities with the added benefits of Baobab Oil which enriches the skin and improves skin elasticity whilst Vanilla, rich in antioxidants, provides a soothing aroma. Gently massage onto a dry face and introduce warm water to transform the balm into a creamy cleanser that rinses away dirt and leaves skin feeling silky soft!
2. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Loved by Dermalogica fans for its must-have qualities Daily Microfoliant’s gentle exfoliating benefits make it a perfect everyday essential. A unique rice based powder formula activates upon contact with water leaving skin smoother and brighter with each use. A super soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Oatmeal Extract calms the skin leaving it instantly clear and refreshed. Daily Microfoliant is a vegan exfoliator that removes dulling surface debris to stimulate cell renewal for an improved skin tone and surface. Dispense about a half-teaspoon of Daily Microfoliant into wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing the hands together. Apply this to the face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for around one minute and then rinse thoroughly.
3. Myroo Lip Balm Spearmint
Created by Rachael Dunseath and specially formulated for those who suffer with sensitive and allergy prone skin, Myroo skincare is certified organic, gluten and nut free, cruelty free and vegan! Loaded with Jojoba Oil, which matches the skin’s natural sebum, Myroo Lip Balm leaves skin velvety smooth and forms a barrier to protect from further damage. Coconut Oil provides a natural emollient that replenishes the skin on the lips with added antiseptic and antibacterial benefits. All Myroo products are hand made in small batches and they are the first totally free from skincare brand in the UK. Myroo Lip Balm should be used daily to maintain healthy skin and ward off dry, sore lips. Did we mention it also comes in a fragrance free edition?!
4. Myroo Skin Boost Serum Starflower & Orange Blossom
Featuring ingredients like Rosehip and Starflower Oil, Myroo’s Skin Boost Facial Serum is a concentrated facial oil with the added scent of Orange Blossom. This facial serum boost skin and helps combat the wear and tear of daily life. The unique blend of oils within are packed with antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 & 9 and vitamins and minerals. The concentrated formulation from Myroo gives maximum nutrition to under nourished skin and protects and repairs the skin’s natural barrier against the elements, so it’s a great addition to your skincare in the Winter months. Maintain the skin’s natural moisture and leave skin feeling softer, smoother, brighter and healthier. Simply apply a few drops under your daily moisturiser. Use twice daily or when the skin needs some extra vegan care!
5. Evolve Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
A real treat for tired skin, Evolve Beauty’s Radiant Glow Mask is blended with raw cacao powder and clay to revitalise and purify whilst coconut granules buff the skin to a silky feeling of perfection. Rich with Sweet Almond Oil which is high in vitamins A, E and B, the mask has real moisturising and nourishing properties. Suitable for all skin types, the mask turns into a creamy exfoliator on contact with water that rinses off easily leaving skin smooth and calm. Apply a thick layer onto a cleansed face and leave for five minutes. Rinse clear with warm water to reveal instantly nourished skin. Lightly fragranced with organic Vanilla Oil, Radiant Glow Mask is sure to be a chocolatey Veganuary favourite!