Making the switch to plant-based skin care? Let REN lead the way!
Plant-based: what does it mean to you? A vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly attractive for many Sephora customers. Being fully plant-based doesn’t just refer to your diet: it also relates to the clothes you wear and the beauty products you buy. Leather accessories have long been rejected by plant-based customers who opt for cruelty-free alternatives. Whatever your motives for switching to a plant-based lifestyle, there’s never been a better time to do it. Countless companies are taking an ethical stance and meeting growing demand with innovative natural products.
Plant-based skin care is just one part of a green lifestyle. It’s an undeniably important part of the puzzle, with customers embracing natural skin care products for a variety of reasons. As well as ethics and morals, plenty of people are making the switch for the sake of their skin. Chemically-enhanced and synthetic beauty products are known to dry out your complexion and age skin faster. Who wants that? Not us!
REN Skincare have been a cult favourite since their launch in 2010. In a bid for a younger looking complexion, they use only plant ingredients in their range of products which include body wash, night creams, masks, exfoliators and more. Nourishing ingredients like seaweed and sage balance oil levels in your skin for a healthy complexion and brighter glow.
Are you convinced to go plant-based yet? Let’s run through our top reasons to make the switch!
Boost collagen production
You might already know that collagen production is key to a younger looking complexion. When fine lines and wrinkles start forming, it’s usually a sign that the collagen levels underneath the surface of your skin are depleting. While there's no miracle solution, we’d recommend opting for skin care products known to boost collagen production and increase skin cell turnover. Beauty experts advise that plant-based ingredients are better equipped on both fronts than their synthetic counterparts. This is the long way of saying that yes, plant-based skin care products could help you look younger for longer. Sounds good to us!
If you suffer from spots and easily-irritated skin, you’ll want to settle on a product that won’t aggravate it further. Beauty products born in a lab are infamous for stirring up trouble. Your skin acts like a filter and soaks up whatever it comes into contact with, whether that’s pollution or chemicals. If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t let it enter your system via your pores. Natural plant ingredients are far better for keeping skin calm and reducing redness and the chance of breakouts.
Get your antioxidant fix
Just as we eat fruit and vegetables to glean goodness, we soak up vitamins and minerals from our skin care products. Plant-based products, including those from REN Skincare, are a great source of antioxidants. Like goji berries and blueberries, it’s known that plant ingredients can protect your cells from damage and even prevent against disease. We’d prefer these in our systems to synthetic chemicals, wouldn’t you?
REN Skincare product pick: Seaweed and Sage Body Wash
Our favourite product from REN Skincare is the Seaweed and Sage Body Wash. The ultra-hydrating qualities of seaweed ensure your skin stays soft and well-moisturised. Better yet, its effects are long-lasting which means you won’t need to use it twice daily to reap the benefits - even washing with it weekly will hydrate and smooth your skin. Seaweed is also known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, including reducing redness and battling the skins of ageing. If that weren’t enough, it's packed with amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Thought seaweed was a winner? Wait 'til we tell you about sage! More than just an aromatic cooking aid, this plant ingredient is known to help the skin balance its oil levels. Acting as a natural toner, it strips away unhealthy oils and guards against their return. It’s also known to be a great source of Vitamin A which is an essential warrior in the war against skin ageing. You’ll have a healthy complexion in no time!
The Seaweed and Sage Body Wash from REN Skincare is equipped to do much more than simply cleanse your skin. Packed with plant ingredients, it aims to promote a younger looking complexion. If you're planning on going plant-based, this is the perfect place to start.