Let’s start 2024 off right, with Veganuary! Over the years, vegan skincare has become more and more popular - and for good reason! In this article, we will be speaking about the rise of plant-based beauty and how you can get involved this Veganuary. 

The Rise of Plant-Based Beauty

To see January out, let’s talk about the rise of plant-based beauty and how it’s been taking over the makeup and skincare industry. Plant-based products emerged as a response to ethical concerns about how the beauty industry was run. This movement gained massive momentum in the late 20th century, leading to a shift in perceptions toward animal testing and animal-derived ingredients. Since then, vegan beauty has really taken the spotlight, and many consumers opt for cruelty-free alternatives. 

The Hemsley Organics Cruelty-Free Message

Here at Hemsley Organics, we understand the new vegan beauty products. We are committed to creating organic, natural ingredients and have a clear dedication to cruelty-free practices - we embody the essence of Veganuary all year round. Our range of products have been designed to provide a harmonious blend of quality, Reiki-blessed skincare and ethics, inviting everyone to indulge in self-care without compromising on their important values.

The Benefits of Plant-Based Beauty

There are many, many benefits to choosing plant-based beauty products. Firstly, vegan skincare tends to use all natural ingredients which are highly beneficial to your complexion. For example, in our Smooth & Hydrate Cream Cleanser, we include a range of beneficial ingredients that all come from the planet - take coconut oil, one of our primary ingredients. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and will also work to dissolve dirt, sebum and any other impurities that you may have on your skin. It also naturally includes vitamin C and can brighten your complexion from the first use. 

Sleep Well Hemsley Organics Range

As mentioned above, here at Hemsley Organics, we also prioritise cruelty-free practices. As well as opting for all natural, and vegan ingredients, plant-based skincare should also be about how those products are made. We ethically-source all our ingredients and understand the origin of what goes into our skincare range. 

Not only that, but our outer packaging is also 100% recyclable and biodegradable.  The electricity utilised in their production originates directly from British wind farms, courtesy of Orsted renewable energy. Our packaging is exceptionally sustainable, employing a water-based coating and vegetable-based inks.

Our 3 Must-Try Vegan Skincare Products

Veganuary is one of our favourite months - as these are principles we stick to all year-round whilst we craft our range of must-have products. Here are some of our absolute favourites and what we would recommend if you are looking to get started with your vegan skincare journey.

1. Smooth & Hydrate Cream Cleanser

Our Smooth & Hydrate Cream Cleanser is the perfect addition to your daily skincare routine.  This hydrating cream is lightweight and, with its nourishing formula, works to effortlessly dissolve any stubborn makeup you have worn throughout the day. 

Enriched with emollient-rich ingredients and Vitamin E, this cruelty-free product will ensure a harmonious equilibrium. The antioxidant-rich formula provides a protective shield against pollution and environmental stresses, leaving your skin prepared and revitalised for the subsequent steps in your skincare ritual. 

2. Age Defying Intensive Eye Serum

Next up, we have our Age Defying Intensive Eye Serum, which is another cruelty-free must have. This hydrating under eye serum is perfect if you are looking for an instant refresher that brightens and plumps the skin.  If you are looking for a plant-based way to support your collagen and elastin production, we couldn’t recommend this product higher. Full of antioxidants, this formula is lightweight, non-greasy and ideal for those dry winter days where your skin can’t seem to catch a break. 

3. Sleep Well Facial Oil

Speaking of dry winter days, in the colder months, it can be tricky to fall asleep. Our Sleep Well Facial Oil is the perfect solution and, you guessed it…it’s cruelty-free! This calming sensorial blend restores the skin whilst also encouraging a restful night’s sleep. As well as helping you wind down and relax, our Sleep Well Facial Oil smells wonderful - what more could you ask for

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