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Can we do it? Yes Ve-gan! A no fuss vegan skincare guide

Looking for a vegan skin care routine? Well you aren’t the only one…

In the last 10 years there has been a 350% increase in the number of online searches for the term “vegan” and January 2018 has so far seen the highest number of UK based searches ever. With so many more people adopting a vegan diet than ever before (or thinking about it at least) and the search for cruelty free and vegan alternatives on the rise, it only makes sense that this is extended to beauty and skincare regimes as well.

Lush have always been dedicated to being cruelty free and have a huge selection of products to choose from that are also vegan. It’s easy to incorporate these into your current pamper routine - you may already be using some! So let’s get stuck in and see how you can make your morning, noon or nighttime ritual a little more vegan friendly.

All about that face, ‘bout that face

Where do you start on your new journey into vegan skincare? Well, cleansing is a good place to begin. It helps to clean away the dirt and grime of everyday life, remove makeup (if you wear it) and keep pores clear. Clean skin is happy skin.

If you want an extra clean feeling, exfoliating 2-3 times a week is a great way to achieve the skin you dream of. Exfoliating helps reveal fresh skin and keeps your complexion bright. Perhaps you’re after a gentle but effective scrub that also leaves you smelling fantastic. Let The Good Times Roll might just be for you. Polenta and maize flour gently buff and brighten skin, while corn oil softens. To top it all off, this cleanser will leave you smelling like a toffee popcorn dream and is gentle enough to be used everyday if you choose.

If you prefer to use a cream or lotion cleanser, 9 To 5 has got all your bases covered. The gentle, creamy lotion effectively removes makeup and cleanses without upsetting the balance of your face. Dove orchid extract is kind to delicate skin and almond oil moisturises and protects. This hard working cleanser is perfect to use on a day-to-day basis.

A mask-erade party

If you have a pamper routine with no face mask, is it really a pamper routine? Face masks can help you achieve a perfect skin day. Use after cleansing for the best results.

For toning and balancing your skin, give The Birth of Venus a try. Legend has it that carrageenan extract is what gives this jiggling facemask its jelly but it also helps to keep skin soft and supple. A splash of fresh sea water keeps you toned, while lavender absolute helps keep your face calm and balanced.

If more of a pick me up is required, Cup O’ Coffee will perk your skin up. Coffee infusion helps to stimulate and improve blood circulation, keeping your complexion fresh and ready for whatever you’ve got in store .

Fancy something different? There’s a whole range of face masks to suit your skincare wishes. Simply apply your chosen mask to your face and let it work its magic. We recommend sitting back in a nice hot bath while you do so.

Tone it up...

A toner is a great way to ensure your skin is feeling squeaky clean. Toning helps to remove the last traces of cleanser or face mask, and helps to tighten pores and give skin a little lift.

Use toner waters by spraying onto a cotton pad or by spritzing all over your face and tapping into the skin with clean fingers. They’re packed with refreshing, skin-loving ingredients, and great for refreshing skin on hot days, long days or any time you need a bit of a boost. Or, if you’re looking for a more indulgent experience try a toner tab. All Lush toners are vegan, simply choose the toner that suits your skincare needs.

Toning and steaming could really put the zing back into your skin. Find the answers to your questions here.
Celestial moisturiser

Picking up good hydrations

When cleansing, polishing and toning is taken care of - or whenever you please - a vegan moisturiser is a great way to round off your skincare regime or give a much needed dose of hydration to thirsty skin. Whether it’s sumptuous softness or a lightweight moisture boost, there’s an animal product-free something for your skin.

Celestial is a gentle face cream, with dove orchid extract and balancing vanilla to soothe and soften delicate skin. Lightweight almond oil and almond milk deliver moisture right where you need it, sinking in without a trace.

If you crave more of an intense moisturiser, quench skin’s thirst with Skin Drink. Soothing rose absolute and cooling aloe vera gel balance and calm, while rich avocado and cocoa butters ensure you stay moisturised all day long.

Looking for all over softness? Dream Cream promises to keep things calm and collected with its soothing oat milk and lavender oil blend. This light and cooling lotion is a great all-rounder for keeping skin hydrated and supple.

A massage on the cards? Lucky you! If you’d like to indulge a little further, Therapy¿ is the perfect after-bath treat. Completely natural and naked to boot, this massage bar is packed full of goodness. Fair Trade organic cocoa and organic shea butters melt on your skin, leaving you feeling silky and soft.

Eat, Sleep, Bathe, Repeat…

A good pamper needn’t just be about your face, treating your body is important too! As your face mask gets to work, crumble a bubble bar or drop in a bath bomb, sit back and be whisked away for a while. Discover a range of vegan bath and shower treats across the Lush website.

Pampering yourself should be fun - that’s why we’ve made it simple to tell what’s vegetarian and what’s vegan. Every product that is suitable for vegans is clearly stated as such on the product page and on the label too. Keep an eye out for the “suitable for vegans” message or Vegan Society logo. So what are you waiting for? Time to get your pamper on!


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