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#1 Old 07-04-2017, 12:27 AM
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Vegan skincare & make-up

Hi everyone,

I started eating vegan a couple of months ago and want to change my whole lifestyle now. So I want to change every product I use to a vegan variant.

Regarding skin care:
I've unfortunately been using Estee Lauder products, which are great for my skin but I really don't want to purchase it anymore. I have a dry and sensitive skin, and after doing some research, I found products like REN and PIXI could be a good alternative. Does anybody have a good experience with one of these brands or maybe another suggestion?

For Make-up, I'm still a little bit lost. I'm currently using different brands like Chanel as foundation, Guerlain for powder, different brands for mascara, etc. I have tried body shop products, but my skin doesn't react good on the products. Does anybody have any good alternatives for make-up that are good for dry and sensitive skin?

It can cost a bit, but also not too extreme .

Thanks very much!
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#2 Old 07-04-2017, 12:38 AM
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I also have dry sensitive skin.

Recently I've been using coconut oil to cleanse my skin each morning. It's working really nicely, leaving my skin soft and smooth, no itching or irritation.

Place clean flannel / face towel in hot water, wring it out. Massage over face.
Take a half teaspoon of coconut oil in your hands, allow to melt, and massage into face.
Leave on for a bit while you're doing other things, or immediately refresh your flannel in hot water, wring out and massage off the coconut oil.
Dry face on a fresh dry towel.

Use your preferred moisturiser etc.
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Hi! Thanks a lot for the fast reply! I will indeed try the coconut oil to see how it reacts on my skin.

As you mention moisturiser, I still need to look for a good brand. What do you currently use?
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Coconut oil is irritating for many people. I can usually use it, but when I have seasonal allergies flaring up it does cause some irritation. Other oils are worth trying, if you already use olive oil try that the same way spudlika suggests. Grapeseed oil is usually tolerated well.
I have a vial of frankensense essential oil I've been mixing with oil that seems to enhance it's moisturizing properties. I bought it for the scent, but had to find out other uses! That was one!

Try oil with some sugar as an exfolliant. Don't scrub, but be gentle. The sugar will dissolve as you gently rub.

I've been using Shea Moisture anti aging creme. It's never bothered my skin as really does a noticable job tightening pores and leaving a matte finish, but it is for dry skin. I've liked all of their products, as well as ethics. As long as you're good with shea you'll probably like them. I haven't had any redness since, and my skin looks better overall.

I rarely use makeup but others here have sworn by Bare Minerals. They're vegan and I guess good for sensitive skin and coverage. I have a compact of Physicians Formula powder for when my nose gets red from allergies, and those sticky breath-right strips I like. I got it because of a free rebate though. It is also vegan
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Hi! Thanks a lot for the fast reply! I will indeed try the coconut oil to see how it reacts on my skin.

As you mention moisturiser, I still need to look for a good brand. What do you currently use?
I've had a lot of difficulty finding a moisturiser that works well for me. I find aloe vera based products are preferable to the more usual oil/water/wax base most commercially produced moisturisers are comprised of (I find they can be oddly drying). I used to use the Body Shop aloe vera moisturiser, but it is a bit thick and gunky. Left my skin hydrated though. Clearly based on your comments that's not a solution for you.

One of the best moisturisers I've used is one I've made myself from an emulsion of organic aloe vera and jojoba oil. Literally, just those two ingredients, whipped or shaken together until it goes white with a light creamy mayonnaise-like consistency (not runny at all). I don't have a fixed recipe, maybe 50/50 or in fact more like 30/70 oil to aloe vera, it can be fiddly getting it to emulsify. I will measure it next time.

Frankincense essential oil is supposed to be excellent for skin, I actually bought some to put in my homemade moisturiser! Though you can only use essential oils in small quantities.

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Hi everyone,

I started eating vegan a couple of months ago and want to change my whole lifestyle now. So I want to change every product I use to a vegan variant.

Regarding skin care:
I've unfortunately been using Estee Lauder products, which are great for my skin but I really don't want to purchase it anymore. I have a dry and sensitive skin, and after doing some research, I found products like REN and PIXI could be a good alternative. Does anybody have a good experience with one of these brands or maybe another suggestion?

For Make-up, I'm still a little bit lost. I'm currently using different brands like Chanel as foundation, Guerlain for powder, different brands for mascara, etc. I have tried body shop products, but my skin doesn't react good on the products. Does anybody have any good alternatives for make-up that are good for dry and sensitive skin?

It can cost a bit, but also not too extreme .

Thanks very much!

PETA has a list of companies that make completely vegan personal care products: http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/vegan-companies.pdf

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