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Veganism is about more than food.

Many people consider trying out veganism at the start of every year in relation to food, but avoiding animal-derived products extends far beyond what you eat.

Have you thought about switching to a vegan skincare routine for January 2021? Dr Pauline Hili, Founder of Nourish London, explains why you should give it a whirl.

“There are many health benefits to adopting a plant-based diet and these benefits apply to the skin also,” she says. “Vegan skincare is also produced without harm to animals and it does not contain any animal ingredients, animal by-products or animal-derived products. We have achieved very impressive results in clinical trials with our vegan based serums and moisturizers.

“If you believe that using vegan products might limit the efficacy of skincare, particularly in achieving benefits such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, think again, as the supercharged anti-ageing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and peptides that we use at Nourish London are all derived from plants. So, whatever your reason for choosing to go vegan, you do not have to compromise on the performance of your products, in fact you will be simply enjoying the powerful benefits of nature whilst helping to protect it.”

To celebrate Veganuary 2021, Nourish London is launching the Skincare Essentials Kits, which are targeted for particular skin concerns. There are five to choose from covering skin concerns such as dry skin, radiance and sensitivity, with all kits including a cleanser, peptide serum, and moisturiser, as well as either a toning or peptide mist. They come in an organic cotton cosmetics bag handmade by Fair Trade Organisation Freeset.

There are plenty of other vegan brands out there too. For example, Nereus London, a new British luxury, sustainable beauty brand which launched with five unisex products, including a shampoo, conditioner and body wash, that are not only vegan, but also paraben-free, silicone-free, sulphate-free, and made with 100 per cent natural fragrances.

You could also check out the Kyūshi facial oils, which are designed to help lift, calm and balance your mood, whilst nourishing and boosting your skin, or 100 per cent natural and vegan brand Scientia and its Dusk and Dawn Elixirs; formulas supercharged with fatty acids, omega, vitamins, and antioxidants.

—Reuters

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