Topics that involve or include vegan skin care. This includes vegan face, vegan hand, and vegan lip care. The natural ingredients and treatments that are used for a cruelty-free, vegan skin care regime and lifestyle.

Vegan Skin Care for Summer Acne

This summer was brutal for my skin, even at my age I still suffer from adult cystic acne.  My flair ups have been far and few but this summer it was non-stop. I just couldn’t completely clear up the break out and get it into submission.

I sweated more than usual this summer and with this came the breakouts. As often as I cleansed, the hair follicles clogged accumulating sebum and bacteria.   I think you get the picture.  I want to share with you some basic preventative steps that I  have been practicing this summer and finding fast relief and results.

 

1) Keep your hands away from your face. Make sure you wash your hands first before touching your face or neck.

2)  Do not pop pimples or try to, unless they are ready to be popped and use tissue.

3)  Cleanse gently with a glycerin soap and wash with cold water.

4)  Let your skin breathe. Try not using heavy makeup or powders in the summer. Touch up cover up is recommended.

5)  On those extremely humid, hot days tie your hair back in a bun, ponytail or braid so it isn’t touching your face.

6)  Use a natural spray-on sunscreen lightly and bring a hat if you are spending time in direct sun light.

7) Avoid heavy, animal-based moisturizers and products that contain a great deal of fat in them.

8)  Keep your makeup brushes clean. If you are using a towel to pat dry your face after washing, make sure you have a clean one daily or at least every other day for usage.

9).  Touch up treatments for cystic acne is different than regular acne so look into what is best for your situation.  For my cystic acne I’ll do a mixture of Manuka, Tea Tree, Rosemary Verbenone, Juniper and Clary Sage essential oils and dab them on the infected area only.  I’ve also heard Oregano, Clove, Lemongrass, Lavender and Frankincense essential oils can be great alternatives.

10) After removing your makeup and cleansing your face go ahead and dilute some “Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) with some water and a cotton ball. Do a second light cleansing to your skin.  You’ll have to figure out what concentration is right for your skin type. I use it full strength and do not dilute it at all but I don’t recommend this for everyone.

11)  Before bedtime after you have cleansed and applied your vinegar mix go ahead and apply a vegan night cream that contains sodium hyaluronate (this is the plant-based hyaluronate acid. Use lightly and maybe kick back to three or four times a week depending on your skin needs.  YASOU vegan cell renewal night cream has been a huge asset to my summer skin care regime and my cystic acne flair ups, keeping my skin hydrated, balanced and my skin barrier intact.

12)  Use silk pillowcases – it makes all the difference to your skin.

 

I hope you find some of these steps helpful. As basic as they seem they have made a world of difference for my skin this summer.  As you can see all the steps are natural, animal-free solutions.  If you know of any other basic steps please email them to me at terry@yasouskincare.com and we’ll send you a gift.

YASOU!

Vegan Summer Skin Care Tips and Guides

We still have a month or so left of summer so lets make it the best summer for your skin before winter comes knocking on the door. It’s challenging to find vegan, cruelty-free, non toxic summer skin care products so I want to offer you some natural tips and guidelines for skin care protection and skin care treatments from two of our most trusted sources.

 

1.  EWG– Environmental Working Group is one of our MUST sources for non-toxic skin care. EWG is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment by educating us with breakthrough research in the areas of agricultural, toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, and corporate accountability.  They also provide YASOU with EWG’s Skin Deep cosmetics database, which is an online guide with safety ratings for more than 78,000 cosmetics and personal care products

 

EWG’s Tip:  Sunscreen Should Be Your Last Resort

Below are some of their other summer tips for protecting your skin.

A) Wear Clothes. Shirts, hats, shorts and pants shield your skin from the sun’s UV ray’s, reducing burn risk by 27%.

B) Plan Around the Sun. Go outdoors in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower in the sk

C) Find Shade – or Make it. Picnic under a tree or take a canopy to the beach. Keep infants in the shade, reducing the risk of multiple burns by 30%.

D) Sunglasses Are Essential. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV radiation

You scan also find their Sunscreen 101 list that consists of the Best beach & sport sunscreens, best scoring kid’s sunscreens, and the best moisturizers with SPF.

YASOU hydrating body creams have been EWG verified as non-toxic and cruelty free but it does not contain SPF. Our body creams is meant to be used after your day outdoors and can help soothe, nourish and hydrate skin for the entire family.

 

 

2. Leaping Bunny Certified is the global gold standard for cruelty-free certification for personal care, cosmetics and household products. These are products that do not conduct animal testing or use ingredients that have been tested on animals up to third party suppliers.Overall it means companies with the bunny logo have compassion for animals and do not test on animals or use ingredients that are tested on animals.

Being a cruelty-free brand doesn’t automatically mean the brand or product is vegan so please make sure to check this out before making your purchase if this is important to you.

Leaping Bunny approved brands are listed on their site. It’s a cruelty-free marketplace where you can research and purchase directly from their shopping guide.  They also provide Leaping Bunny ENEWS where they introduce new brands and give you their summer essential picks.

YASOU “a toast to your health” | skin care is leaping bunny certified and offers a vegan lip elixir, vegan hand cream, vegan day cream (for the face) and vegan night cream (for the face).  All YASOU creams are vegan except for the hydrating body creams because they contain honey extract and beeswax, otherwise they are completely plant based/powered.

We hope you find the above sources useful and beneficial.  We believe that you receive more vitamins and minerals from vegan skin care than non-vegan.  We also believe you receive more quality ingredients, a safer and overall healthier experience!

YASOU!

Why Cruelty-Free, Vegan Skin Care Is A Win, Win!

There are many reasons why cruelty-free, vegan skin care products are a better choice but the main reason for cruelty-free products is To Stop Animal Testing!

Vegan and cruelty-free products are two different things, however both provide a safe way to achieve a youthful and beautiful appearance. Vegan skin care and cosmetics have absolutely no animal ingredients used in their production. This means you won’t be using animal fats and other things derived from animals to get your look. Cruelty-free products mean they were never tested on animals.

Greek-inspired YASOU natural skin care believes that every breathing, living soul should be treated with loving kindness and respect from our planet to all of its creatures because only than can we lead a holistic lifestyle, living our lives and healing our bodies through natural remedies.

1) Animal Testing is Cruel and Inhumane. It’s just unnecessary; there are thousands of ingredients that have already been proven to be safe that can be used to create a new product. Technology has also brought us better alternatives for ingredient safety. One of them is Vitro diagnostics, which has many advantages over animal testing, and the other is cell culture tests as well as computer modeling.

Perhaps Anatole France said it best: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

2) You Can Become Healthier without Animal Testing. Switching to cruelty-free, vegan, products helps you to become aware of natural, plant-derived and non-toxic products that are healthier for you. Mainstream brands can be full of harsh containing toxic chemicals including parabens, sulfates and fragrances that do nothing good for you or your body.

3) Glowing Skin. Vegan, cruelty-free products tend to be plant based products which contain NO by-products in them. Such products give your skin a rejuvenating glow by delivering the most effective anti-aging benefits through combinations of all-natural antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts that are easily absorbed into your skin.

4) You Can Make A Difference. The way you spend your money communicates your beliefs, values and interests. One way you can get cruelty free right is by supporting companies that are Leaping Bunny certified (Learn more: What’s A Bunny On The Label Mean? )

Communicating your values with your elected officials helps shape their position on an issue. You can help end animal testing for cosmetics in the US by letting your U.S. representative know that it is important to you and by asking him/her to become a co-sponsor of HR 2858 (The Humane Cosmetics Act). It will take just five minutes to email or call your Representative.

5) Vegan Beauty. Most vegan brands are against animal testing and use natural plant based ingredients. Dry skin is known to subside with the use of vegan skin care because the majority of products contain a lot of water. Plant based ingredients are easy for your skin to absorb. Put those two together and you have super hydrated skin all day. Knowing what’s on your skin can give you peace of mind with ingredients you can understand. In the long run, it’s just better for you we promise.

Vegan skin care is better for your skin, the planet, your health and it helps save animals lives!  See all the good ingredients we have in our vegan hand cream and vegan face cream.

YASOU!

Three Of The Best Botanical Ingredients For Your Skin

There are three vegan, anti-aging, botanical skin care ingredients (plant and fruit) that we know help improve wrinkles, skin hydration, elasticity and tone. That’s why we include them in our Greek-inspired, YASOU natural skin care. These ingredients also align with our mission to bring you the best, most effective ingredients for a cruelty-free and sustainable beauty regime. Here are the three power plant ingredients you want to look for.

1) Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: When looking for a hyaluronic acid product for your skin, look for a botanical hyaluronic acid. The reason for this is that much of the hyaluronic acid on the market is derived from horses and roosters, which results in an inhumane and questionable product.
Botanical hyaluronic acid is ethically derived from a plant called cassia angustifolia. It is a clean and cruelty free hyaluronic acid that protects the skin, strongly binds to water, and fills in wrinkles and fine lines. Botanical hyaluronic acid has the remarkable ability to hold and attract more than 1000 times its own weight in moisture and it does exactly this when applied to your skin. This translates into ultra-smooth, uber-plump, and seriously upgraded hydration for your skin.

2) Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA): Hydroxy Acids are some of the most widely used anti-aging skincare ingredients. We use them (plant and fruit) in both our vegan cellular day cream and vegan cell renewal night cream. These ingredients are known to have benefits in reversing the effects of photo-aging and significantly improving wrinkles, skin hydration, elasticity and tone.

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are naturally occurring carboxylic acids found in many foods, including glycolic acid (sugar cane), lactic acid (milk), citric acid (citrus fruits), and malic acid (apples) among others. The most commonly used alpha-hydroxy acids are glycolic and lactic acids. Of course we prefer the glycolic, citric and malic acids. AHAs act on both the epidermal and the dermal levels, traveling deeper into the dermis where they are known to effectively reverse the signs of photo-aging. In addition improvement to the quality of elastic fibers, increase in collagen density, and increase in dermal thickness to the dermis results in a significant improvement in wrinkles, skin hydration, skin elasticity and tone.

3) Hyadisine: is an eco certified, marine-based active ingredient that retains water to smooth the skin. It is one of the newest cosmetic wrinkle fillers based on hyaluronic acid or collagen. It offers a “soft” alternative to injections. It is also one of the latest weapons in anti-aging skin care.

Hyadisine is rich in the same monosaccharide (glucuronic acid) as hyaluronic acid. This means it has a high water retaining capacity so you get immediate and long-lasting moisturization and instant wrinkle reduction.

Below you’ll find some cosmetic properties for HyadisineÒ that were shown in vitro studies conducted by Lipotec, a Lubrizol Corporation that produces Hyadisine:

1) Possesses a higher and faster moisture retaining capacity than hyaluronic acid proving to retain 12.7% more water than the known moisturizing agent.

2) Protects human keratinocytes (a skin cell that produces keratin) from cold stress, increasing their viability up to 60.14%. Making it’s protecting effect higher than hyaluronic acid.

3) Offers an increase of skin hydration superior to hyaluronic acid.

4) Provides immediate moisture to the skin.

5) Presented in studies a moisturizing long-lasting effect showing an average of 37.2% of skin hydration increase 20 days after applying the cream containing this active ingredient.

6) Instantly improved wrinkle appearance showing a wrinkle reduction of 11.1% and 8.4% two and eight hours after using the cream/treatment.

You’ll find this amazing eco-certified marine-based ingredient in our vegan cell renewal night cream. Next time you are shopping for skin care don’t forget to check your product labels for these power house, anti-cruelty ingredients in your skin care products

Why YASOU Is A Cruelty-Free, Plant-Derived, Vegan Skin Care Line

This blog post is very personal for me and hopefully you will see why. When I decided to create YASOU, “ A Toast To Your Health” skin care line, the things I knew for sure were. . .

1) I wanted my skin care line to be cruelty-free

2) I wanted to only use natural or organic plant (vegan) or plant derived ingredients

3) I wanted to become Leaping Bunny certified

Also, the skin care line had to be Greek-inspired as an ode to my ancestry and its timeless devotion to aesthetics and health.

I am not a vegetarian but I am a work in progress in becoming one. I have always loved, respected and protected animals and the earth. I can honestly say that I have felt happiest and most comfortable when with animals or while being in nature.

As I do research for new, interesting ingredients I have come to realize that as exotic as a new ingredient or origin may sound, when you break it down – it is almost always about ingredients that contain vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, omega or protein just to name a few, that are known to be antioxidants or have benefits for collagen and hydration, etc.

Why test already safe products?

If you think about it there are many products on the market that are made using thousands of ingredients that have a long history of safe use. So why do we need to test on animals? The argument in 2017 may be to see if the ingredient is safe. I say “phooey.”

“Companies can ensure safety by choosing to create products using those ingredients. Companies also have the option of using existing non-animal tests or investing in and developing alternative non-animal tests for new ingredients. There are nearly 50 non-animal tests that have been validated for use, with many more in development.” Taken from an article from The Humane Society of The United States called “Fact Sheet: Cosmetic Testing

Beauty consumers speak up

In this article on what Beauty Consumers Favor by Nielsen statistics show “when it comes to claims in the beauty aisle, consumers appear most invested in animal welfare, as “not tested on animals” was the most important packaging claim among those surveyed (57%), followed by SPF (sun protection factor) related claims (56%).” This article contains a lot of great info with statistics on what has become important to consumers.

If cruelty free products are important to you and you don’t know how to tell if a product is cruelty free, please check for a Leaping Bunny, cruelty-free or Not tested on animals bunny logo. To learn more see my previous post: What’s A Bunny On The Label Mean?

Please note that being a cruelty-free company doesn’t mean the ingredients do not contain animal or animal by-products in them. Only companies identified as vegan do not contain animal by-products in them. This is another conversation we can have soon.

I want you to also know that YASOU skin care is a sustainability-minded company. Our commitment to the natural environment extends beyond skin care. All of our packaging is environmentally friendly and recyclable. We take care to manage any waste in a sustainable way because we care and love our earth.

When you buy cruelty-free, plant-derived skin care products you are supporting the effort to build a humane, sustainable lifestyle that benefits all.

How to Keep Your Hands Beautiful and Clean

We expose our hands to all kinds of bacteria during the day. From workout equipment to office elevator buttons, in handshakes, on grocery cart handles, handrails, doorknobs, and checkout pens while purchasing items are hands are exposed to germs. It’s important to wash your hands often to ward off harmful bacteria and viruses. When hand washing is not practical people often resort to hand sanitizers, which can dry out the hands. If you’re concerned about how to keep your hands beautiful and clean, check out the label of your hand cream. A vegan hand cream that moisturizes, protects, repairs and soothes your hands will help keep your hands looking beautiful, but what about clean?

YASOU vegan hand cream contains bacteria fighter mastic oil ensuring in-depth skin care and anti-ageing protection. This essential oil contains antibacterial and antifungal properties as well as antioxidants. The source of mastic oil is mastic trees Pistacia lentiscus, growing primarily in the southern part of the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea. The resin is obtained from the tree’s bark. Once the resin is secreted from the bark it sets and dries upon exposure to air. It’s then collected by hand, washed and cleaned. It’s been known since ancient times that chewing the resin releases substances that freshen the breath and tighten the gums.

 

Which soap to choose

Another aspect of keeping hands clean and moisturized is the soap you use. An article in the journal Nature Chemical Biology states: “Antibiotics are now commonly found in many consumer cleansing products, including hand soap, body wash and dishwashing soap. In the United States in 2000, a survey showed that 45% of all consumer soaps, and more than 75% of liquid soaps, contained an antibiotic.” It points out that the potential risk of using such products is developing a resistance to the antibiotics. Triclosan is a major antibiotic used in consumer soaps.

Research shows and the Mayo Clinic reports that antibacterial soaps are not more effective than plain soap in killing disease-causing germs. When washing, rubbing your hands is a key step of cleaning. Liquid soap won’t spread germs between people the way a bar of soap does. After washing, we recommend applying YASOU vegan hand cream to moisturize and protect your hands.

 

Which drying method to choose

How you dry your hands after washing is important as well. Jet dryers are known to produce over 60 times more viral contamination than regular dryers using warm air. Paper towels transmit far less so should be your preferred choice when drying hands in public places.

Keeping your hands beautiful and clean is a balancing act. Wash your hands often to keep them clean and apply a vegan hand cream regularly throughout the day to keep them beautiful.

Why YASOU Skin Care Does Not Add SPF to its Vegan Day Cream

YASOU natural skin care makes a conscious choice not to add SPF in our cellular day cream. Here are some reasons for why we made this decision.

1) YASOU cellular day cream is a water-based skin care product that works on a cellular level. That means it penetrates beyond the skin’s outer layer.

2) We want to keep the ingredients clean so they can enter the inner layers of the skin and do their job keeping skin healthy, smooth and resilient.

3) We believe that SPF should be the last layer of the skin care regime. To be effective against UVA and UVB rays, sunscreen must be reapplied every two hours. That’s right, sunscreen protection wears out after two hours. Who wants to reapply a face cream every two hours? That is not practical. For all day facial protection we recommend applying a powder sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

4) During testing we found that putting SPF in our day cream made the texture uneven. We like a smooth glide that provides a good tactile experience.

5) SPF is in so many products now. Read your ingredient labels and make a decision on which product with SPF you like and which is practical for your lifestyle.

Below is an infographic from The American Academy of Dermatology on what to look for when selecting a sunscreen. Their list of frequently asked questions about sunscreen provides answers to common questions.

Check out the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Sunscreen Guide for more information about sunscreens. Simple, practical solutions for protecting your face from the sun are to wear a hat and find some shade.

Use about half of a teaspoon of sunscreen on your face. Don’t forget your lips! The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying an SPF of at least 15 to lips when spending time outdoors

Why Choose Skin Care With Fruit And Plant-Derived Ingredients

Fruit and plant-derived skincare ingredients work with nature to protect the skin’s barriers, texture, tone and appearance. When used properly, they rarely cause any side effects and won’t strip away your skin’s natural oils. Science is showing that natural ingredients derived from fruits and plants are gentle and effective in protecting and nourishing the skin.

Synthetics-free, natural skincare doesn’t assault the skin’s natural abilities or leave questionable residue on the skin’s surface. It does not contain harmful chemicals, GMOs, or petrochemicals. Similar to the “clean food” movement, “clean skin” is now being embraced by health and eco-conscious consumers seeking alternatives to chemical synthetics.

If you want to keep synthetics off your skin, here is a run down on how fruit and plant-derived skincare ingredients effectively enhance, hydrate and protect your skin naturally.

Strengthen Skin Structure
While prescription retinoids are known to be highly effective, a natural alternative is alpha hydroxy acids. They are derived from fruits including apples and grapes. This group of acids helps exfoliate dead skin cells and also firms your skin by thickening the deep layers of its structure. They brighten and smooth skin texture. In skincare products alpha hydroxy acids should be used in a concentration of 10 percent or less to avoid skin irritation.

Hydrate and Moisturize
You won’t find any synthetic chemicals that work better in hydrating the skin than shea butter and olive oil. Along with Vitamin B3 and grape seed extract these plant-derived skincare ingredients work with the body’s ability to produce moisture. Forget synthetics such as petrolatum and silicones, natural ingredients can lock moisture in.

Curb Inflammation
Inflammation manifests itself as skin sensitivity or redness. Turmeric has been shown to inhibit an inflammation enzyme. Vitamin B, aloe vera and almond oil are also known to naturally curb inflammation.

Synthetic-free Clean Skin
Facial cleansers made of natural oils that contain vitamins and anti-oxidants will remove dirt and makeup while nourishing your skin. You don’t have to rely on artificial ingredients in soaps. It’s important to keep your skin’s pH level balanced. Synthetic-free clean skin is void of residue and synthetic chemicals. Apply day and night creams that contain natural ingredients and that feeling of synthetic-free clean skin will last all day.

Today, you will find that fruit and plant-derived skincare ingredients offer the same if not better results than most of the synthetic chemicals. You can have beautiful, healthy skin the natural way.

What’s A Bunny On The Label Mean?

The Bunny is a symbol that you may find stamped on your cosmetic, skin care, personal hygiene or household products labels. It signifies that the company that manufactured the product does not perform any testing on animals.

There are only 3 bunny logos a cruelty-free shopper should trust. The first step is therefore recognizing the logo: if it’s not one of the 3 logos below, proceed with caution!

Many companies use arbitrary illustrations of rabbits to indicate that their product is cruelty-free. While this doesn’t mean the company in question isn’t truly cruelty-free, you will have to research it.

The 3 bunny logos you can trust are the following: the Leaping Bunny logo, PETA’s cruelty-free logo, and the Choose Cruelty-Free logo (independent Australian organization; especially look for this symbol if you live in Australia!). Any other symbol or logo of a bunny is unofficial and has not been accredited by a reputable cruelty-free organization.

Leaping-Bunny Crueltyfree Not-Tested-On-Aminals

If the product you’re looking at is displaying one of these 3 trustworthy logos, the next step is to verify its authenticity by searching for the company in the organization’s online database. Although it’s a rare occurrence, some companies can and will display official logos unlawfully and without being certified by the organization! Here are links to each database:

Leaping Bunny Compassionate Shopping Guide
PETA’s Cruelty-Free Company Search
Choose Cruelty-Free List

If the logo on the packaging is not the Leaping Bunny’s, PETA’s, or from Choose Cruelty-Free, the logo is a fake. If the packaging displays one of these logos but you can’t find the company in the organization’s database (linked above), it’s also a fake. And always remember that a company can be cruelty-free even without displaying any logo.

YASOU proudly is Leaping Bunny certified. The Leaping Bunny signifies that the product is made by a company that adheres to the Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals, developed by the Coalition for Consumer Information on cosmetics, a coalition of animal protection groups. The CCIC’s purpose is to promote a “cruelty-free” standard and logo. The coalition includes six U.S groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, as well as animal protection groups in Canada and Europe. The Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals is a pledge by a company not to conduct or commission animal testing of their product/ingredients, after the date of the agreement.

Companies that take the pledge and wish to use the logo must be licensed and a fee is required. The fee is used to fund an independent audit of the company’s compliance with the standard. Companies may also make this pledge without using the logo, but if they don’t use the logo, there is no independent verification that they are meeting the pledge. The CCIC website (www.leapingbunny.org) lists the companies who meet the standards, indicating which ones are authorized to use the logo. Only those who use the logo are verified by CCIC. Companies using the logo agree to be audited once every three years by an independent assessor, or, in the case of smaller companies, a “spot-check,” commissioned by the CCIC and performed by an accredited auditor.

As you can see there are rules/pledges to become certified and there are also severe consequences should these rules/pledges be broken. We urge you to take the time to examine your packaging/labels, read your ingredients and look for one of the above bunny’s because if a product cares enough to create products that have not been tested on animals, it’s a sure bet they care enough about creating ethical products that are good for you and your loved ones.

YASOU!

Why Choose Gluten Free Vegan Skincare?

Plant derived, vegan skincare is effective, safe, and nourishing to the skin with minimal negative impact on the environment. No toxic chemicals, no animal testing and no animal products are used in vegan skincare. Instead what you apply daily to your skin are ingredients derived from plants.

People who choose gluten free vegan skincare appreciate the effort it takes to bring these crafted products to the market. For them, it’s personal. They respect natural beauty, ageless beauty, which manifests itself internally and externally.

Looking and feeling good is about small decisions and personal preferences. Most of us want to live well, be happy and stay peaceful. If you are worried about using skincare products that contain gluten, avoid them. There are good options today with natural skincare lines such as YASOU. I appreciate when people call or write to ask if our line is gluten free or vegan. It tells me they are engaged in making decisions that are right for them.

If you want to protect animals from cruelty and inhumane living conditions buy products that are plant-derived. Living your values through what you purchase indicates an authentic life.

Honestly, my decisions in creating a natural, healthy skincare line were focused on finding the best ingredients to nourish the skin. I was not focused on being gluten-free or making vegetarians happy. Both of these came to be because of YASOU’s focus on natural ingredients and wellness – how a woman feels good in her own skin.

The beauty of using botanicals in skincare is not only their skin-enhancing properties, but also their appeal to all the senses – a mist, an aroma, and textures all share a subtleness that when combined create a potent protector and ageless defender of the skin. It’s like the difference between wearing natural cotton or synthetic clothes.

The reasons for choosing gluten free vegan skincare may be health-related and/or socially conscious choices. We appreciate you making the choices that are best for you.