I tried vegan products for a month, here's what actually happened to my

"I switched to vegan products to see if they would improve my ,” admits events management student and eye makeup enthusiast, Kier Murray, 20.

"I suffer from eczema so I was interested to see if they'd stopped my skin from flaring up.” Here, Kier shares the surprising results of her sensitive skin vegan skincare switch-up with GLAMOUR.

d170393495.jpg

bccdfcdf52.jpg

@kier_murray / Instagram

Advertisement

“I have looked into becoming vegan before as the cruelty-free aspect is important to me, but never got round to giving it a go. But after noticing a rise in vegan beauty products on Instagram and different blogs, I thought I’d try them for myself. I’ve always steered clear of beauty brands that did animal testing, so it felt like an easy switch.

"I'm often limited in what I use because of my eczema. It's usually perfumed products and non-natural products that can cause my skin to flare-up. So, I have a very simple skincare routine. I tend to stick to just a moisturiser and I cleanse and exfoliate with a gentle mitt rather than risk more products. So, to test the ground, I started with vegan makeup.

"Before I buy anything, I always research on Google so I started to search #veganskincare and #crueltyfree. I bought the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer [£19.50] for use under my eyes, as that's an area where I get quite bad flare-ups. It went on smoothly, gave good coverage and looked great and I haven’t had a flare-up there since.Your ultimate guide to the difference between vegan, natural, organic, clean and fair trade beauty

Advertisement
tiny.gif

80c46aa8f2.jpg

"I also discovered the Foundation Stick [£24.99] from cruelty-free brand, Iconic London. And I use the TooFaced Better Than Sex [£23] vegan mascara.

tiny.gif

c347b74720.jpg

"The results I noticed encouraged me to continue and I discovered cruelty-free and part vegan brand, MeMi. I love their primer [Perfecting Radiance Primer, £16 ] as it’s simple to apply, there’s no perfume and it feels nice on the skin. I also tried out their Miracle Moisturiser [£20]. It keeps my skin really hydrated as it tends to be dry, but it's the one product in the range that's not 100% vegan as it includes beeswax.

Advertisement
tiny.gif

113bd3fb87.jpg

"I’m going to carry on using vegan products as I noticed the difference both in the quality and the effect on my skin. My skin looks much healthier and it hasn’t flared up. It feels really great and now I often go without makeup. Friends have noticed it, too, so I wouldn't be surprised if they give it go."Beauty products you're using that you didn't know are vegan

Glamourmagazine

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

 
Zanobya Magazine