World Vegan Day: Skincare must-haves

Urtekram

When it comes to veganism, people often focus on what they are putting inside of their bodies.

But for those adopting a plant-based lifestyle, it's also important to consider what you are putting on the body. To mark World Vegan Day on 1 November, read on for a round-up of top vegan-friendly skin and body care products to check out right now.

Urtekram's Start Over collection

Just launched, the latest addition to the Nordic beauty brand's collection harnesses the power of ginger.

Highlights of the range include the Sweet Ginger Flower Body Wash, which is packed with nourishing aloe vera and natural oils to moisturise and hydrate, and the Sweet Ginger Flower Dry Body Oil, which leaves the skin feeling silky-soft and has a refreshing floral fragrance. And not only are the formulas vegan and certified organic, but they come in plant-based packaging made of sugar cane waste too.

Dr. Bronner's Almond range

For brilliant multi-taskers, look no further than Dr Bronner's infamous 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps. Vegan, sustainable, and organic, the soaps don't contain any synthetic preservatives, detergents, or foaming agents, and can be used on the face and body, as well as for laundry and home cleaning. Be sure to scope out the almond fragrance, which is warm and slightly sweet like marzipan or amaretto. This handy soap comes packaged in a 100 per cent post-consumer recycled bottle.

Tropic's new skincare launches

The team behind Tropic are committed to having the most minimal impact possible on the planet. Utilising sustainable and plant-derived ingredients, all products are certified by the Vegan Society. Great options to seek out include the Fresh Waves Balancing Moisturiser, which has been carefully formulated for those with oily or blemish-prone skin, and the Morning Mist Soothing Toning Essence, which showers the skin in an antioxidant-rich and "cooling cloud of calm".

Skin Proud's saviours for oily skin

Not only vegan and cruelty-free but the new additions to the popular Skin Proud line are all ideal for use on oily skin types. The Rise and Defend Face Cleanser is a gel-to-water face wash infused with smoothing salicylic acid, powerful niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. Meanwhile, the addition of kombucha works to fight dull, puffy skin. Another winner is the Skin Proud Fruit Smoothie, a gentle fruit enzyme exfoliator. Made with a delicate natural mix of AHA's from lemon, blueberries and grapefruits, this toner helps to remove dead skin cells to reveal smooth and hydrated skin.