WHAT ARE PLANT BASED BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
Do you think plants are just to make your home or office a little more cozy? Think again! What is herbal skin care? Is it the same as vegan skin care? Is it organic? Here we will tell you everything you need to know about plant-based beauty products.
Plant based skin care is usually done with plant extracts and oils and would be suitable for vegetarians and vegans. However, if a skin product contains beeswax, it will not be suitable for vegans. To make it easier for consumers to understand which plant-based products are vegan, the vegan logo should be easily found on the packaging.
Vegan cosmetics seeks to raise awareness against the exploitation of animals and take care of both our body and our inner beauty. To do this, they base their formulations on holistic philosophies, always resorting to essential oils, vegetable oils, Bach flowers and Ayurvedic herbs, or as in the case of Ammaterre, Marula oil.
In general lines, the plant based products are mostly vegan, but in some of them you can find some ingredient of animal derivative. That is why the only thing that ensures their veganism is the certified seal.
Are plant based products organic? No, not all herbal skincare will be organic. Organic plants are grown only in a controlled environment where they are not exposed to synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. In this case, also to make sure that the plants used in the care of your skin are organic, always check that the packaging contains the organic certification logo.
Herbal skin care products can offer surprising results, thanks in part to the fact that their active ingredients are found in nature. But we all have different requirements and preferences, we must know how to differentiate between organic, vegan and plant based, and once we can distinguish them we can better make our choice under our own tastes.