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Understanding Vegan Skincare

To understand what vegan skincare is, you first have to understand the principles of veganism. In a nutshell, veganism is defined as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, whether for food, clothing or any other purpose, including skincare. Not only is it a gentler form of living, it’s also eco-friendly. As consumers demand more natural products that are free from harsh chemicals, the industry has taken notice and more are choosing to cut back on the harm they’re doing to animals, the planet, and people. Here is what you need to know about vegan skin care and why it might be the best choice for your daily skincare regimen.

Vegan and Cruelty-Free

Cruelty-free skin care simply means that neither the product, nor its ingredients, were tested on animals. However, those same products labeled cruelty-free could still include animal ingredients like cow’s milk, honey, crushed beetles, and lanolin - a fatty substance derived from sheep's wool, among others. Vegan skin care is skin care in which none of the ingredients are derived from animals in any way - no animal bi-products and no testing.  Instead, everything comes from plants. The same goes for vegan clothing, food, cleaning products, etc.

Benefits of Vegan Skincare

  • All-Natural - There’s no way around it, vegan cosmetics and skin care products are better for your skin. Eliminating animal products means eliminating a lot of the issues that often come with them. The chemical and synthetic additives that are combined with the animal bi-products are harsh, particularly for those with skin conditions and sensitive skin. In the long term, they often do more harm than good. Plants are our primary source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, exactly what skin needs to be hydrated, protected, moisturized, and nourished. Rather than putting polyethylene, parabens, and other harsh chemicals on your skin, vegan skincare offers vitamins, aloe, calendula and other plant sources rich in omegas and antioxidants.
  • It’s Better for the Planet - It’s not just people and the animals who benefit from natural, vegan skin care. Opting for plant-based ingredients is better for the planet, too. The process of raising and processing animals for food and other ingredients takes a toll on the environment. Experts claim animal agriculture causes more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector combined. Most vegan brands create their products responsibly and with sustainability in mind.

Hebe Botanica

Just because you choose vegan skincare doesn’t mean you have to label yourself vegan or change your entire lifestyle. It simply means you want what’s best for your skin. Hebe Botanica’s natural, cruelty-free vegan skincare is designed to bring real results that you can actually notice and feel. We offer spa-grade calendula infused body scrub and restorative omega body oils that gently but powerfully exfoliate skin, repairing your skin’s natural barrier.

Our Himalayan Essential Oil Sea Soak is the best way to de-stress after a long day. Packed with a soothing salt blend and stress-releasing essential oils, our sea soak is rich with mineral contents that help calm and nourish skin.

At Hebe Botanica, we envision a world that is safe and sustainable for ourselves, for the environment, and for the next generations to come. This is why we are committed to promote clean and conscious beauty through 100% natural and vegan skincare products. We utilize responsible, plant-based ingredients to formulate products that are not only good for our skin, but also for the environment. Check us out at


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