The thought of placing harmful chemicals near your eyes is probably one of the quickest ways to get inspired to choose an organic eye cream. But it should be vegan too! Here’s how to send those wrinkles packing.
Say No to Animal Products
There are some animal products that can be found in eye creams and these include lanolin, a steroid alcohol found in animal fats, blood, nervous tissue and egg yolk. It is also found in some other cosmetics. Another product is lecithin which can be found in blood, milk and nervous tissue. Vegan eye creams do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, plus they tend to be cruelty-free.
These creams contain wrinkle-fighting ingredients that are naturally-based, such as caffeine which increases skin circulation, reduces puffiness, and makes eyes look brighter. Then, there are skin-nourishing ingredients that sound good enough to eat, such as green tea or rosehip, which contribute to a youthful appearance. A product that contains all three of these ingredients is Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream by 100% Pure.
Truth Art Beauty’s Pomegranate and Rosehip Eye Balm is another good product to try as it nourishes the delicate skin around the eyes. Pomegranate increases collagen while rosehip treats stubborn dark circles and fine lines.
Can Food Allergies Strike?
The good thing about vegan eye creams, apart from not having animal products in them, is that they’re usually based on plant and fruit ingredients. This prevents chemicals from making their way to your face and body. However, when choosing the right vegan eye cream, make sure you are not allergic to any of its ingredients. If you have an allergy to some fruits and these are in a vegan eye cream that you like, chances are that they won’t result in the same allergic reaction, though. For instance, a product that contains kiwi might actually be referring to the kiwi vine gum, not the actual fruit, therefore making it safe for allergy sufferers. It’s always best to read product ingredients closely and consult the company should you have concerns.
Match Your Diet
As with any beauty regime, a healthy vegan diet makes it even more effective. When using your vegan eye cream, make sure you eat a large variety of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis to gain antioxidants and nutrients that contribute to healthy, glowing skin. Some foods specifically fight wrinkles, such as blueberries, sunflower seeds and tomatoes.