Wanna know a fun fact? Between B. Cosmetics and Superdrug own brand, we stock over 950 vegan health and beauty products! So it really is possible to go head-to-heel vegan with your beauty routine. But that’s a lot to take in, so we’re gonna start with skincare. Cleansing is so important, and no one believes that more than DARE’s editor, Tory Frost. That’s why she’s here to share her fave vegan cleansers, with top tips and insight thrown into the mix. Sound good? It should! Whether you’re a vegan looking for beauty products to suit your standards, or you just want to take a step in a more ethical direction, there’s no reason you can’t do it with your skincare.
What does ‘vegan-friendly’ mean in the beauty world?
No animals have been harmed in the creation of this makeup! When we say a product’s vegan, we mean it – from start to finish. If we label a product vegan, it’s certified cruelty-free, which means it hasn’t been tested on animals. But it’s also our promise that the product contains nothing derived from an animal on its ingredients list, such as beeswax and honey. Now that’s sorted, let’s get into the products…
When to use wipes
Tory assures us that there’s a time and place for this skincare shortcut. When you’re at the gym, for example, don’t sweat through your makeup – let your skin breathe. Keep a pack of B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes in your bag for removing makeup on the go. If you’ve had a really late night and want to jump into bed asap, use a wipe to remove your makeup rather than sleeping in it. Just make sure you’re not being rough with your skin when you do this. Conclusion? Wipes are fine for a rush job but shouldn’t take the place of daily cleansing.
Eyes come first
If you like your eye makeup heavy with a side of liner, go in with an eye makeup remover as your first step in cleansing. Tory assures us this will make our overall cleansing routine easier and more thorough and you won’t risk rubbing mascara, liner and shadow into your skin. Using B. Gentle Eye Makeup Remover on a cotton pad, hold it over your eye for a few seconds to let the product break down the makeup, then wipe away gently until it’s all removed. Treat your eye area with care, as the skin here is thinner and more sensitive than other areas of your face, which is why this gentle cleanser is great. It’s going to work its magic without causing irritation.
More and more people are opting for a double cleanse. This means you use one product to cut through all the makeup and then a second, gentler product to get your skin completely clean. B. Sparkling Water Cleanser will give you that little extra post-makeup-removal refresh. Tory also suggests using it in the mornings to get rid of any panda eye action and help you start the day with your freshest face. All you gotta do is massage the product into damp skin, then splash or wipe it off.
This is what Tory calls her wild card as it’s not technically a cleanser or a makeup remover – but it does leave you with super-clean, fresh-looking skin. The glycolic acid in this product helps exfoliate any dead skin cells and reveal more radiant-looking skin. Treat it like a mask and use it two or three times a week in the evenings. Massage it into clean skin, and leave it on for two or three minutes, then wipe away with a warm, damp muslin cloth for glowing skin.