Undergoing a vegan or vegetarian diet comes with a unique set of challenges.
On the one hand, you want to respect the environment by keeping a low carbon footprint, whilst also avoiding products made and tested on animals. Then of course you have to be more creative in your choice of food, and eating out becomes more difficult.
However, in the midst of tackling all of these issues, it can be challenging to also take in needed nutrition. Falling short on essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids can negatively affect the skin. We’ve seen people even write about these problems, which is precisely why we’ve decided to address this topic today.
In desperation, many vegans and vegetarians transitioning to a new diet look to skincare products to fix these issues. And we've all been there; nobody wants to walk around with a big zit on their face.
However, not only is it challenging to find vegan friendly products, but many times these products make problems worse.
The industry is beginning to catch on to the demand for natural skincare. The problem, however, is that many still champion the “natural” marketing term, whilst still containing harmful ingredients and preservatives. Most are not, in fact, vegan at all. This not only deceives consumers, but also makes it difficult for us to determine which products are truly natural and which are not.
Secondly, of those that are natural, there are few of these products on the market that show much topical efficacy, if at all.
FINDING NATURAL SKINCARE
We tried to create a range of products to combat precisely this problem. We call it ‘Live’ and we’ve put many hours of love into it.
Even the packaging on Live products is designed to be fully environmentally friendly. We use only recyclable Kraft paper on our boxes, and all of our containers are made from recycled glass. Other components include vegetable derived inks, and compostable and recyclable pumps and caps.
MAKING NATURAL SKINCARE WORK
Using natural ingredients, however, is only part of the equation. We also want to create a skincare product that works, and shows tangible efficacy in treating common skin problems.
One of the key differences in our natural products is that we use active plant cells. What this means, is that we use live materials derived from a variety of superfoods, including berries, kale, broccoli and other nutritional superstars, that leaves their enzymatic activity and other nutritional properties intact.
We also use organic, cold pressed, extra virgin plant, fruit, nut, and seed oils for their prized fatty acid profiles, rich sources of phytonutrients & anti-oxidants, and ease of skin utilization.