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Veganuary: The Ultimate Skincare Guide.

The month of January is upon us, and with it comes a lot of change. A new year, a fresh start, and for some of us, a taster of the vegan life. Last year, over 629,000 people signed up to take part in the meat and animal byproduct free challenge, proving once again that many of us are looking at how they can make more ethical, health and planet conscious decisions when it comes to your diet.

But what about skincare? Many people are unaware that some of their favourite skincare products do not pass the vegan friendly test. Animal byproducts, such as beeswax and lanolin often appear in the ingredients list of cleanser, moisturisers and lipbalms, which is not great news if you're wanting to stick to a vegan lifestyle.

Luckily for you, we've rounded up some of our favourite 100% vegan friendly products that you will absolutely love. Read on to find your new favourite...

Elemis Superfood Face Wash

Elemis Superfood Face Wash

What better way to refresh routine than a new face wash? Elemis' Superfood range is full of hero products, and this cleanser is no excpetion - it's the perfect tool to help banish the day's oil and grime. It's gel formula is designed deeply cleanse and leave the skin glowing, with superfood ingredients such as Broccoli, Kale Extract and Pumpkin Seed Oil. 

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Balm

Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Balm

If you're looking for the perfect gently balm to remove your make up, this one is great - it's great for sensitive skin and even removes waterproof mascara. This is great if you're a fan of double cleansing and you're looking for a luxurious balm to quickly dissolve make up before going in with a second cleanser.

Q + A Apple AHA Exfoliating Gel

Those harsh gritty face scrubs that irritate your skin are SO out. Instead, opt for a gentle chemical exfoliator, like Q + A's Apple AHA Exfoliating Gel. This wonder product harnesses the power of apple fruit extracts, glycolic acid and lactic acid to smoothen the skin and leave it fresh and glowing. You'll feel like a brand new person.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

Restoring your skin's barrier is one of the basics of skincare, and hyaluronic acid is great place to start. It helps to lock in the skin's moisture and assists with plumping and hydrating your face, helping to ease dryness. We love The Ordinary's - a little goes a long way, and it leaves your skin feeling super nourished.

Biossance Squalene and Probiotic Gel Moisturiser

Locking in the hydration with a trusty moisturiser is essential and we love this one from Biossance. It's designed to soothe redness and irritation prone skin, helping to even out skin tone and nourish the skin. We love the fact that this is a gel formula - it's perfect to wear under makeup and doesn't leave a heavy film feeling on the skin.

nuddy Anti Blemish + Scar Repair Strawberry Enzyme Peel Mask

Our Anti Blemish + Scar Repair Strawberry Enzyme Peel Mask guarantees the ultimate refresh for 2023. This gel mask is designed to help tackle texture and congestion, leaving skin smoother than ever and glowing for days. Enzyme peels are one of the hottest products in the skincare industry right now, and ours is no exception. You can even grab 15% off during the whole of Veganuary with code: VEGANUARY15.

Typology Eye Serum

Getting those peepers in check is of utmost importance, especially on these January days when you need to look like you didn't just roll out of bed two minutes ago. Typology's caffeine and niacinamide under eye serum is packed full of active ingredients that are designed to brighten and de puff the under eye, leaving it looking more awake and illuminated.

Green People Scent Free Facial Cream

We know you've been told a million times, but SPF really is super important for your skin; not only does it protect you from harmful UV rays, but it's also a staple for anti ageing. Green People's bestselling sunscreen is designed to suit all skin types (even those prone to senstivity and prickly heat), plus it helps to maintain elasticity and collagen in the skin.