Many cosmetics companies offer vegan products such as Lush and The Body Shop. Even better than that, there are plenty of cosmetics brands whose products are all completely vegan and cruelty-free. Recently, cosmetics company Ayr Skin Care, which sells creams, soaps, lotions, and oils has completely reformulated all their products to be vegan and cruelty-free!

Ayr skin care restore night cream

Source: Ayr Skin Care

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They aren’t just offering select vegan products, but they dedicated plenty of time and resources to making such a great change. Vice President of marketing and operations, Fiona Briggs said, “The reformulating of our entire line was a difficult and time-consuming task, but it was a labor of love. We had to search and pay more for natural and organic ingredients that are better for our skin, better for our bodies, better for our souls, and better for our planet.”

Although their products were mostly free of animal products, they replaced beeswax with plant-based Candelilla wax and honey with beet sugars. They also replaced silk protein with Jojoba protein. They also replaced other technically vegan ingredients with even better, healthier plant-based ingredients.

Ayr Skin Care marula oil

Source: Ayr Skin Care

This is exciting news not just for those are interested in this company’s products, but for other cosmetics companies. It shows that it can be done. Animal products and animal testing are not necessary and can indeed be eliminated!

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Make Your Own Vegan Skin Care Products

If you’d rather make your own makeup products, we’ve got you covered with these simply DIY formulas:

1. DIY Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub

DIY Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub

Source: DIY Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub

This Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub by Jennifer Strohmeyer is such a great recipe if you really need a good cleaning scrub for your hands. Himalayan pink salt is one of the purest salts, derived from ancient sea salt mines, and is prized for its therapeutic properties on the skin. The minerals nourish, replenish and aide in detoxing the skin. This scrub also nourishes the skin with moisturizing coconut and jojoba oils, plus the scent of lavender and lemon essential oils is calming and relaxing.

2. 5 DIY Anti-Aging Formulas

Source: Ditch the Wrinkle Cream: Anti-Aging Properties of Natural Oils, and 5 DIY Formulas

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Natural oils contain nothing to cause the immune system alarm, can be absorbed safely, effectively, and retain moisture. Plus, the nutrients and proteins in essential oils actually encourage cell-regeneration and won’t clog pores! Why spend excessive amounts of money on counterproductive poisonous commercial creams when you can make your own safe and effective recipes at home? Try making these formulas by Libby Baker.

3. DIY Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub

DIY Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub

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Try this DIY formula by Jenn Decker! The mixture of coffee and cinnamon is a great combo, it smells heavenly. Coffee and coconut oil are rich in antioxidants which are good for your skin.

We hope you love these DIY skin care formulas! For more awesome Life, Animal, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, don’t forget to subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter!

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