It's official, we are now registered with The Vegan Society!
We're thrilled that our Organic Facial Oil and Organic Body Oil are now registered with The Vegan Society and can display the recognisable logo with pride - giving you confidence that they conform to the strict requirements maintained by The Vegan Society of being free from animal-derived ingredients and animal testing.
Our decision to create vegan skin care at BY SARAH is driven by our belief in the power and efficacy of plant-based ingredients which are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. Like the food we eat, our skin absorbs what we put on it. And it's Our Mission to help you care for your skin by using natural and organic skin care with recognisable and plant-based ingredients.
So, you might be wondering, what's the big deal about skin anyway? Well, it's our largest organ and first line of defence against illness and environmental pollutants. We often take our skin for granted. But the difference between neglected and nourished skin is amazing (as many of our wonderful customers have shared in their 5* reviews). For example, our oil glands secrete oil (or sebum) that contain bacteria to ward off disease. Many of the harsh chemicals and questionable ingredients, including parabens and synthetic fragrance, in mainstream skin care products deplete our bodies' ability to naturally produce sebum and deprive us of this natural defence. By using plant-based oils, you're feeding your skin with the healthy nutrients it needs to function. This is really important to us and comes from a very personal experience of recovering from leukaemia which you read more about in Our Story.
Caring for your skin with plant-based oils also boosts your emotional well-being: by choosing to use ingredients that are natural, plant-based and organic, you are empowering yourself with the knowledge that you know exactly what you're putting on your skin and that no animals have been exploited in the manufacture of the product. At BY SARAH, we detail a FULL ingredient list on the FRONT of each of our products, so you know exactly what's inside - knowledge, through transparency of ingredient labelling, is key to empowering you in the choices you make.
Both our Organic Facial Oil and Organic Body Oil are 99% organic, 100% natural and 100% plant-based. They are a delicate and potent blend of nutrient-rich ingredients, such as organic almond oil, apricot oil and evening primrose oil. Unlike moisturisers which are typically a mixture of oil and water and emulsifiers, thickeners and stabilisers, these products deliver on their promise from the get-go and then some: there is no added water, fillers or anything artificial, animal-derived or synthetic. Each ingredient has been selected to perform a specific function for your skin - feeding your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We're passionate about this level of transparency in the skin care we create and being registered with The Vegan Society is an achievement we are proud to share!
In case you wondered about our Organic Lip Balm: it's a super balm of 100% organic and 100% natural ingredients, but contains certified-organic beeswax and so cannot be registered as vegan. The bees are not harmed in any way when the wax is harvested and it's suitable for vegetarians.
Read more about our Organic Facial Oil and Organic Body Oil - we detail a full a ingredient list and the benefits of each of these ingredients on these products pages. And read more about the The Vegan Society here.
UPDATE: Our Bath Salts are now registered with The Vegan Society too!
Written by: Lauren, COO, BY SARAH
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