9 Ingredients Your Vegan Moisturizers Must Have!

9 Ingredients Your Vegan Moisturizers Must Have!

There are endless ingredients that vegan moisturizers (and regular moisturizers) claim are best, and as a consumer it is near to impossible to understand what all the different ingredient names mean. We at No Society Skincare thought we could help you out and we have listed 9 must have ingredients your next vegan cruelty free moisturizer must have:

Sodium Hyaluronate

It sounds like a Cowboy/techno remix but it’s one of nature’s most humectant molecules. Carries up to x6000 its weight in water and delivers it right to your skin.
  • Youth preserving
  • Moisturizing
  • Counteracting free radicals (basically skin terrorists)
  • A linear polysaccharide consisting of D-Glucuronic acid and N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine (No one forced you to press Read More) 

Propanediol

Picture your skin like a calming dewy summer morning: Natural and something you can stare at for hours.
  • Enhanced moisturization
  • Preservative booster
  • Viscosity enhancer (creates that gooey and rich texture)
  • No irritation

Niacinamide

This ingredient is a Vitamin B3 with tons of great qualities. You could call it the swiss-army knife of skin care (toothpick and wood saw not included).
  • Increases elasticity
  • Evens out skin tones
  • Strengthen barrier function (like building a wall, but in a good way)
  • Reduces fine lines that makes some look like a cute bulldog 

Betaine

Finland doesn’t just have great vodka, they also have super sugar beets. These help to increase cell reproduction and decrease signs of aging and skin impurities.
  • A natural moisturizer
  • Reduces dehydration
  • Protects against environmental stress

Inositol

A green and biological superhero, born in the wild and here to protect the innocent. It’s superpower: keeping your water balances in check.
  • 100% bio-based
  • Extracted from sugar beets (yes, from Finland)
  • Youth preserving (even more than betaine)

Shea Butter Ethyl Esters

Or SHE for short, but don’t worry! It works on guys, non-binary and whoever. It’s obtained from a rich natural fat but still leaves a non-greasy finish.
  • Makes your skin silky like cashmere skin
  • Our Shea Butter was awarded most sustainable ingredient of the year at the The Sustainable Beauty Awards
  • Low melting point = Less energy in production – more sustainable than others 

Biosaccharide GUM-1

A personal favorite, almost as good as sneezing when you’ve been trying to sneeze for a long time. You know what I´m talking about. But this is no quick fix, this one lasts.
  • Moisturizes over time
  • Soothes the skin
  • Has shown it can activate Sirtuin-1 (the longevity protein/enzyme)

Saccharide Isomerate

This is a looooooooong lasting ingredient, up to 72 hours. Almost as long as all episodes of Friends combined or the hangover you get from four beers if your over thirty.
  • Reduces flakiness and itchiness
  • Skin mimicking (A carbohydrate complex like our natural one)
  • Increases softness and smoothness
  • Natural
  • Long-lasting (or did we say that already?)

Glycerin

Besides blowing things up it’s actually one of the most common and important ingredients in skin care. It’s extremely humectant without getting sticky.
  • Moisturizing
  • Naturally based
  • Dissolves in water

Remember to also choose a cruelty free brand when going vegan! All our products are vegan, cruelty free and sustainably made and fully recycable, while you are here also check out our face moisturizer!