GUEST BLOG: Long-Term Benefits of Using Vegan Beauty Products

A disturbingly large amount of cosmetic, skin and hair care companies offer products that obtain quick results in short periods of time for mildly complicated issues.

Want to know why I stress disturbing?

Because what they neglect to inform their customers about are the adverse effects from toxic ingredients they use in many products that potentially harm the body. This information is nothing new, but by the end of this article you will all be able to take away something very valuable: the most harmful toxins to keep away from and the long-term benefits of using all natural vegan products.

Recyclable Containers/Bottles

– Parabens, Triclosan, Sodium laureth sulfate, siloxane and petrolatum.

If you’re an avid cosmetic and/or skin care product customer then I’m sure these toxic ingredients are not the first time you’ve seen them. These chemicals aren’t just toxic for the body: they’re also harsh on the environment. Natural products tend to use earth-friendly ingredients and post consumer plastics/containers that can be reused again when empty. Fewer chemicals are emitted into the air and water for this purpose.


All natural beauty brands use organic ingredients for a reason, and the fact that most are cruelty-free go hand-in-hand as to why they use natural products to begin with:
It benefits the environment and our bodies.
Want to know why these beauty companies don’t test on animals? The owners care about you.
Wouldn’t it be a little contradicting to have a company that has a moral message and delivers healthful merchandise at the expense of immoral measures? They care about you, and in turn they care about animals.
Of course this doesn’t apply to all companies, many uphold these values on a personal level. For this reason, and among many more, the majority of vegan cosmetic and skin care companies do not test on animals.

With more awareness of companies that test on animals, it helps pave the way for other businesses to set their requirements high for their customers.

Skin Pigmentation Prevention

Liver, sun, and age spots are all part of skin pigmentations that are preventable with this product: Vitamin C.

It is a popular ingredient among natural brands that fades unnatural pigmentation in your skin, which is derived from citrus fruits like lime, lemon, orange and grapefruit. It is also one of the most vital vitamins for your skin’s overall health, playing a huge role in the production of collagen. The primary goal of Vitamin C is to brighten skin’s tint, tyrosinase inhibitors are the value of skin pigmentation.

You see where it says “Melanin” located just under the epidermis (top layer of your skin)? That’s what decides the pigmentation. The absence or overproduction of those cells will results in abnormal pigmentation.

Sometimes that discoloration happens because of natural reasons, but most times… We do it to ourselves. So how do vegan beauty brands help prevent the discoloration of my skin? The best Vitamin-C based skin products are offered by vegan beauty brands and cruelty-free companies. Make sure to take proper care of your skin by applying the best lotions and using sunscreen, those dark spots will only get more prominent with age


Organic creams, serums, and lotions that contain coffeeberry, fruit of the coffee plant that contains powerful antioxidant properties necessary to improve wrinkling skin, are amazing for antiwrinkle purposes.

But before I go more into ingredients to look for, allow me to explain the process of wrinkling. Throughout your life your skin determines these factors:

  • The expressions you make
  • How much ultraviolet light you are exposed to
  • How often skin treatments are applied

The expression you make

You laugh, cry, get mad, or scared. All expressions you make form wrinkles. That’s just how we are built, so there’s no changing that. But what you can do is slow down the process with an ingredient none other than: Vitamin-C. Hey, it’s back! Who would’ve thought! Obviously it’s starting to become apparent to you how important this is for your body.

Abnormal Side Effects

It can be a little obvious, but I can’t stress enough that the toxins a lot of skin and cosmetic brands use only worsen side effects over time, whereas organic brands offer healthier long-term benefits that do not irritate skin or hair. More people need to be cautious and aware about the long-term negative results from using “fast acting” beauty cosmetics.

Alcohol, Isopropyl:

  • Drying and irritating solvent that dehydrates the skin’s moisture.

DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine) & TEA  (triethanolamine):

  • Chemicals which distribute hormones capable of forming nitrates and nitrosamines, which are cancer causing.

DMDM Hydantion & Urea (Imidazolidinyl):

  • Released formaldehyde which include a number of side effects: skin reaction, depression, dizziness, loss of sleep, irritates the respiratory system, and many other complications.

FD&C Color Pigments:

  • Coal tar derived synthetic colors which have metal salts releasing toxins into the skin.

Mineral Oil:

  • Clogs pores by covering the skin like plastic is this by product of petroleum

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG):

  • Moisture reducing petroleum carcinogenic, leaving you vulnerable to aging and more bacteria.

Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol:

  • Popularly used to make herb extract and is also powerful enough to remove barnacles from boats but can also penetrate the skin to weaken protein and destroy cellular structure.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES):

  • Used in about 90% products that foam is this product which is normally used in car washes, engine degreasers, and garage floor cleaners.


  • A registered pesticide with the EPA, gives it high risks of damage to humans and the environment.

Those are only just a few, unfortunately. You can find more information about this on my website.

Note:  All views expressed in this blog post are the personal opinions of the guest blogger. doesn’t favor any particular skincare brand or take advertising from any of them. Our scientific algorithm is entirely unbiased and based on your skin profile.

About the author: My name is Nathan Dobson and I run an all vegan beauty blog. I was born in Dallas, Texas but have been living in Austin, Texas the past 2 years. Since moving here I’ve been emerged to a new culture which promotes a healthier living, from there I have only expanded my awareness and became interested in vegan based body and hair products. It’s been a long road but very beneficial and enjoyable. Find out the best vegan beauty benefits on my website.

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