Veganuary… We find it as difficult to pronounce as you probably do, yet another trend besides Dry January or Movember? We don’t think so!
What is veganism?
Veganism, or the now widely used English term ‘vegan’ does not seem to be a temporary trend but a lifestyle that is gaining more and more followers. It means that you do not consume animal products, as long as that is practically feasible. It goes a step further than vegetarianism, where vegetarians do not eat meat or fish, but do, for example, eat eggs or dairy, or wear clothing made of leather or wool.
Someone who lives vegan basically refrains from eating or using something from an animal in all ways, including by-products of animals such as honey, beeswax or wool grease, and of course all products that have been tested on animals.
Are animal substances used in skin care or cosmetics? Yes! Honey, beeswax or lanolin (wool grease) are regularly added to creams or other skin care products. Carmine is also often used for the red color in lipsticks. Carmine is made from the shells of cochineal aphids, which are killed alive and ground so that the blood gives off the red color. Doesn’t sound lugubrious? Vegans therefore do not want to apply or use care products for which something from animals has been used.
Why is it important?
Without going too deeply into people’s moral and ethical considerations for living vegan, it is worth underlining that in many cases where animal substances are used, these animals do not have a good quality of life, or die a brutal death. Vegans are usually very conscious for the benefits of animals and the environment.
The vegan highlights of Witlof Skincare
All products of Witlof Skincare are deliberately made vegan. Precisely because animal ingredients are often used in creams (wool grease, honey, beeswax), we are very proud of our vegan facial creams and especially of our Refreshing Eye Cream. This eye cream is a real pot of plant power! It contains an extract of paracress, a plant that has a relaxing effect on the skin and ensures that you (using twice a day) have measurably fewer deep lines and wrinkles after 28 days! Maximum Plant Power!
Are you also going vegan? Or do you want to know which vegan product is best for you? Schedule a free skin consultation with Caroline.