Are you trying #Veganuary this year?
Happy New Year! Wow, we can’t believe that 2018 is already over, but we are excited for what 2019 has in store. As it is now January, many people are giving #Veganuary a try; where people try going vegan for the month of January. This is an exciting time of year for us as the vegan movement in Ireland is at its peak at the moment, meaning Skinfull Affairs has lots to offer for Veganuary with our variety of vegan and cruelty-free beauty treatments as well as the vegan and cruelty-free products that we sell in our store.
Whether you are trying Veganuary for the first time or you simply wish to integrate some vegan cosmetics into your everyday beauty regime, here are some of our top picks for cruelty-free and vegan beauty products available in our store at Skinfull Affairs.
Ditch the petroleum for a natural, vegan lip balm!
Did you know that most lip balms contain the likes of petroleum or paraffin, which can ultimately strip the lips of their natural moisture? When searching for a natural lip balm, it can be difficult to source one that is 100% vegan as many lip balms contain the likes of honey, propolis, or beeswax.
For a completely natural and vegan lip balm we recommend Syrian-French all-natural brand Najel’s Shea Butter Lip Balm, €8.00. The flavourless lip balm is a carefully concocted blend of beautiful plant oils; soothing coconut oil, emollient organic olive oil, regenerating Argan oil, and protective organic Shea Butter. The Shea Butter is created from traditionally harvested shea nuts in the heart of Aleppo in Syria. The compact size of the lip balm’s container is ideal for keeping in your pocket for you to reapply throughout the day!
Go hairless- opt for a vegan makeup brush!
2018 began to see the end of an era of makeup brushes made from real animal hairs, a production process that has often been associated with animal cruelty. Synthetic and vegan makeup brushes are the tools of the future!
We are delighted to be stocking Kripa Venezia’s synthetic and vegan professional makeup brushes in our store at Skinfull Affairs. The brush range contains everything you need for a flawless face of makeup and the bristles are designed to last for years. A great brush from the range to start with is Kripa Venezia’s Eye Tapered Blending Brush, €27.00, which can be used to apply and blend eyeshadow as well as defining the crease of the eyes. The brush perfectly softens harsh edges and provides perfect blending of transition shades for a smooth finish and maximum colour control.
Remove makeup at the end of the night with natural makeup wipes
It’s so important to remove makeup at the end of the night before you sleep to avoid clogged pores, affected skin texture, and premature fine lines/wrinkles. But it’s also important to remove makeup at the end of the night with good ingredients!
Danish brand Ecooking offer a packet of Wet Wipes, €6.50, that are enriched with all-natural ingredients that cleanse and moisturise all over. Enriched with Aloe Vera extract for smooth makeup removal and ultra-soft skin.
Restore vibrancy in your locks with a vegan haircare regime
Make the most of your hair post-winter and replenish moisture in your locks with a cruelty-free and vegan haircare regime! It can be a common misconception that vegan haircare is expensive and difficult to source- this is why we stock Organic Shop, an affordable and certified organic range of haircare and body care products that are 100% vegetarian, with many products being 100% vegan.
For a completely revamped haircare regime, we recommend Organic Shop’s Pomegranate & Patchouli Invigorating range, which includes a shampoo, conditioner, and a hair mask- all priced at €5.50 each. The range’s formula contains organic pomegranate for sleek and shiny hair, and organic patchouli oil which gives the hair an intense hydration boost. The range smells divine and leaves your locks feeling luxuriously soft.
New Year, New You? Get ready to recover properly from your workouts!
If you are hopping on the ‘beach body’ boat this January, it’s important to allow yourself to recover properly between any strenuous workouts. French all-natural brand La Canopée’s Tiger Body Oil, €20.00, is the perfect cosmetic product to accompany your post-workout regime.
The vegan formula is specially formulated to relax and soothe muscles after any kind of sport or strenuous activity. Bursting full of active ingredients, this Tiger Body Oil helps to energise the body and soothe any muscle aches and pains to help you recover faster.
Ditch the aluminium oxide, try a natural deodorant!
If you have not yet tried a natural deodorant, why not give one a go this Veganuary? We absolutely loved Pit Putty, the handmade, Irish natural deodorant that works! Pit Putty is free from toxic chemicals, aluminium oxide, parabens and preservatives- which are all ingredients that are unfortunately commonly found in commercial deodorants today.
Pit Putty is suitable for the entire family to use and is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten free. Available in several scents;
- Lime, Basil & Mandarin
- Lavender & Tea-Tree
- Three Flowers
- Lemongrass & Tea-Tree
And priced at €11.95 each.