The Three Vegan Skincare Ingredients You Need In Your Routine

The Best Vegan Anti-Ageing Ingredients in Skincare | Antipodes UK

Vegan ingredients are some of the best anti-aging ingredients skincare can offer – if you choose carefully. The sad truth is, not every vegan ingredient is created equal. In fact, many toxic and synthetic ingredients can technically be considered vegan, if they are free from animal products. So how do we navigate these murky waters? Look for the three ‘Ns’: nourishing, natural, and nutrient-rich. From natural hyaluronic acid to bakuchiol for skin, here are three vegan skincare ingredients you need right now.

Natural hyaluronic acid

Natural hyaluronic acid | Antipodes

If you’re a regular skincare user, you’ve probably come across hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that acts as a humectant, drawing moisture into the skin for a fresh, plumped appearance – which is why it’s the darling of hydration skincare.

Here’s where it gets tricky. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the bodies of humans and animals, and many skincare formulations feature the animal-derived form of this ingredient. To ensure your formulation is cruelty-free, look for hyaluronic acid derived from plants. At Antipodes®, we use a natural hyaluronic acid fermented from vegetables which is every bit as effective as other forms of hyaluronic acid – and there’s no harm to animals in the process.

Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream | Antipodes

Where to find it: Look for natural hyaluronic acid in Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream.

Nutrient-rich avocado oil

Nutrient-rich avocado oil | Antipodes

Meet the hero of natural skincare and the foundation of our range. Rich in nutrients, avocado oil skin benefits are many. This emerald-colored plant oil contains Vitamins B, D, E, and K, as well as Omegas 3 and 6 to enrich the skin and flood the skin with moisture. It also contains sterolin, a substance that has been shown to help boost collagen. Collagen is essential to keeping skin plumped and youthful-looking, so it’s one of the best anti-aging ingredients skincare has to offer. Our organic avocado oil comes from sunshine-drenched orchards in Kerikeri, in New Zealand’s North Island

Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream | Antipodes

Where to find it: Look for avocado oil skin benefits in Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream.

Bakuchiol, “Nature’s retinol”

Bakuchiol, “Nature’s retinol” | Antipodes

The benefits of retinol, without the irritating side effects – that’s what bakuchiol for skin can deliver, which is why we love it! Known as “nature’s retinol,” bakuchiol is sourced from the babchi plant, found in countries on the Indian subcontinent such as India and Sri Lanka. Used in Ayurvedic medicine and holistic natural healing remedies for centuries, this ancient herb is a natural anti-aging ingredient, contributing to smoother, firmer skin by helping to stimulate cell renewal. It also contains antioxidants, which help protect the skin against free radical damage which can lead to the development of fine lines.

Where to find it: Look for bakuchiol for skin in Glow Vitamin C Daily Serum.



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