Vegan Face Masks
Face masks. The epitome of self-care. There’s nothing quite like them – getting home after a long day, putting your feet up, a hot bath with a glass of water (...or wine) in hand, and indulging yourself with a face mask. One of life’s pure, simple joys.
Good for the soul and for the skin, face masks are an excellent way to elevate your skincare routine. The right mask can help to tackle those pesky skincare concerns. Whether it be acne, dryness, dark spots or something else, a facial mask could be that answer you have been searching for.
Sadly, not all face masks are vegan. That’s why here at PlantX, we’ve loaded up on the best vegan face masks the internet has to offer. From natural vegan face masks, plant-based face masks right through to cruelty-free face masks – we’ve got you covered!
Fancy indulging in a little bit of TLC? Stick around and have a browse of our vegan face masks. With our divine selection of 100% vegan face masks, whether you are looking to rejuvenate, soothe, or hydrate, you’ll find what vegan fask mask you need to give your skin that extra love it deserves.
Why Switch To Vegan Face Masks?
Vegan skincare is garnering momentum in society. Simply put, vegan skin care includes any skincare product including vegan face masks that is free from any animal-derived ingredients, such as honey, beeswax, gelatin, or collagen, to name just a few.
As vegan skincare products and vegan face masks are typically made from natural or organic ingredients, they tend to be more gentle on your skin. This is especially great news for those of us with sensitive skin or allergies.
Aside from our own benefit, vegan skincare, including vegan face masks, is also kinder to animals. Since vegan face masks don’t contain any animal byproducts, vegan face masks products have less impact on animals overall. In addition, plant-based skincare products tend not to be tested on animals, although not all face masks are cruelty-free. To be sure, look for products that include the Leaping Bunny logo or PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies certification. All vegan face masks here at PlantX are cruelty-free.
As if those weren’t already great reasons to make the switch to vegan skincare and vegan face masks (if you haven’t already!), vegan skincare products are generally more eco-friendly than non-vegan skincare and cosmetics. Since vegan face masks do not contain any animal products, they tend to have a lower impact on global environmental problems such as climate change. Vegan face masks are a kinder choice for both your skin, the animals and the planet!
Why Does A Vegan Face Mask Belong In Your Skincare Routine?
Face masks, just like scrubs, serums, or moisturisers, are topical products that care for your skin. Vegan face masks are used intermittently for an intense boost for your skin.
Vegan face masks remain on the skin’s surface for an extended period of time. This means the ingredients of the vegan face mask are able to penetrate deeper into the skin and deliver highly concentrated amounts of vitamins and minerals. This allows your skin to absorb the treatment more effectively and gives your vegan skincare routine a real kick.
Vegan face masks and sheet masks can be seen as pick-me-ups when you need a little extra “me-time”. They are skincare tools that you can use every now and again to give your skin an instant shine. All facial masks including vegan face masks are different and therefore the benefits they can have on your skin change too. Vegan face masks are used to rehydrate and moisturise skin, reduce large pores, minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity, improve skin texture and brightness, absorb excess oil or dirt off the skin’s surface, reduce the appearance of breakouts, and unclog pores.
So, when you choose a vegan face mask that meets your specific skin care needs, it can become a vital part of your regular skincare routine.
Are Vegan Face Masks Good For Skin?
Vegan face masks, when used in combination with a good, basic skincare routine, can be a fantastic pick-me-up for the skin. Facial masks rest on the face for extended periods of time. Usually for between 10-20 minutes. This gives the vegan face mask’s ingredients the opportunity to infuse the skin’s pores and the ingredients can penetrate deeper into the skin. The combination of time and depth allows the skin to absorb more of the vegan face mask product and for the ingredients to activate.
Vegan sheet masks, in particular, have the added benefit of being more hydrating than a cream-based face mask. Vegan sheet mask products work by distributing the moisturiser more evenly across the skin, while the paper helps the skin to absorb the ingredients.
Natural face masks use ingredients from the earth to penetrate the skin. Vegan sheet face masks are particularly good for hydrating or soothing inflamed skin. Plant-based face masks containing salicylic acid tend to be beneficial for combatting acne, whilst Vitamin C can help reduce fine lines and niacinamide can help to bring down skin redness.
Top Vegan Face Masks
The best vegan face mask is very much a personal choice and should be carefully selected to suit your skin’s needs. To get things started, here are a few of our favourite plant-based face masks and vegan face masks.
Higher Nature – Digital Defence Exfoliating Treatment Mask
Higher Nature’s Digital Defence range aims to combat the effects of harmful High Energy Visible light AKA blue light, which is emitted from digital devices. The Digital Defence Exfoliating Treatment Mask combines Higher Nature’s blue light protection with natural ingredients like white bamboo and cranberry beads that gently exfoliate the skin. With so much of our time now spent on phones and computers, why not treat your skin to a heavenly pick-me-up?
Alba Botanica – Acne Clearing Gel Peel
Stop acne, pimples and impurities in their tracks with Alba Botanica’s Acne Clearing Gel Peel. Formulated with salicylic acid and willow bark extract, the Acne Clearing Gel Peel works by drying out active blemishes and preventing new ones from forming, quickly.
Heritage Store – Ancient Healing Clay
Heritage Store’s Ancient Healing Clay is made with bentonite clay, which serves to draw out impurities from the skin. This mineral-rich clay mask helps to smooth and soften your skin, leaving it simply glowing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use a Vegan Face Mask if I Have Acne?
For those of us suffering from that age-old problem of acne, there are a lot of face masks that aim to reduce the telltale symptoms and get to the root of the problem. If you’re looking to tackle acne, aim for a clay face mask containing bentonite or kaolin clay, which will give your skin a deeper clean and remove excess oil. Sukin’s Blemish Control Kit gives you all the tools you need to get started with banishing blemishes, including face wash, spot banishing gel, toner, and of course, a face mask.
Which Vegan Face Mask is Best for Dry Skin?
For dry skin, you’ll want a hydrating face mask to help replenish the moisture in your skin. Look for ingredients like coconut water and aloe vera, which aid in hydrating your skin. Face masks containing natural exfoliant ingredients will also help to gently remove flakes of dry skin, less frequently than a daily exfoliant.
A great option to try Nature’s Greatest Secret’s All Natural Colloidal Silver Deep Cleansing Vitamin C and Kaolin Clay Face Mask, a radiance-boosting and hydrating face mask. Containing colloidal silver, a natural antibacterial ingredient, aloe vera and Vitamin E, this vegan face mask gets right to work cleaning and hydrating your skin. Some people with dry skin may find clay a little drying, so keep experimenting until you find the right product for you.
Do Face Masks Remove Wrinkles?
Sadly, there’s no magic product that removes all wrinkles. However, some face masks can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vegan face masks containing Vitamin C and Vitamin E are likely to be your friend if you’re looking to minimise the signs of ageing. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to boost collagen production, while Vitamin E works to protect your skin from signs of ageing caused by day-to-day life.
Should I Use a Face Mask At Night Or in the Morning?
Traditionally, a face mask was applied at night. It has been firmly believed that applying a face mask before you go to bed helps your skin to stay hydrated and maximises the benefits of the face mask.
But with such a vast and growing array of organic and cruelty-free face mask products available on the market, face masks can actually be used at almost any time of the day. Vegan face sheets are great used just before you go out as you get an instant (albeit, often temporary) result. Some face masks are great for using the morning after a big night out, as part of a home spa day or just while you’re watching TV!