5 Vegan Age-Defying Skincare Ingredients


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5 Vegan Age-Defying Skincare Ingredients

As more people seek out products that align with their ethical values and preferences for natural ingredients, the demand for vegan skincare has grown. Consumers are now on the lookout for products that deliver efficacy while being mindful of animal welfare and their environmental impact.

Vegan skincare ingredients are derived from plants, and do not contain animal or animal-derived by-products. Many of these ingredients have been proven effective in addressing a wide array of skin concerns while also being gentle on your body.

So, which vegan skincare ingredients should you look for when dealing with signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of firmness? Vegan skincare brands are using these non-toxic ingredients to prevent signs of aging. 

5 Vegan Age-Defying Skincare Ingredients 


Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide helps in building keratin, a protein that maintains skin health and strength. When applied topically, it increases the production of ceramides. In addition to visibly improving fine lines and wrinkles, this helps protect your skin and assists in its recovery from damage caused by environmental factors such as aging, sun exposure, and stress.

Lemon Rind Extract

High in antioxidants and potassium, lemon rind extract stimulates collagen production, helping to prevent the fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging. It also contains vitamin C, which, in addition to improving collagen levels, stimulates elastin, making the skin plumper and firmer. The antioxidants also combat free radicals and oxidative stress, which can lead to premature aging and damage caused by environmental pollutants.

Sea Buckthorn Extract

Sea buckthorn extract serves as a rich source of antioxidants, as previously mentioned, combating free radicals and oxidative stress that result in early signs of aging. It also contains an exceptionally high content of vitamins A, C, and E which have been shown to help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and improve texture and tone, while stimulating collagen production and promoting elasticity.


Peptides are short-chain amino acids that serve as the building blocks of protein in our bodies. These compounds create collagen, elastin, and keratin, all of which contribute to the skin's firmness and youthfulness. Additionally, they strengthen the skin’s barrier, enhance collagen production, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps build collagen, a protein that maintains the firmness and elasticity of our skin. It also contains antioxidants that protect the skin, while aiding in fading hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, resulting in a brighter and more youthful complexion.

Tip: When combined, vitamin C and vitamin E  can improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, brighten dull complexion, and strengthen the skin's defenses against environmental damage. These antioxidants work well together as Vitamin C works optimally on the surface level, and Vitamin E tends to penetrate deeper into the skin.

East 29th - Vegan and Cruelty-Free Skincare

The majority of these plant-based ingredients offer numerous other incredible benefits for our skin. While opting for cruelty-free and vegan skincare brands is a step in the right direction for our environmental footprint and consideration for animal welfare, also seek out products that are free of parabens and dyes.

East 29th’s products are vegan, Leaping Bunny certified, non-toxic, fragrance-free, free from GMOs and parabens, and have shown incredible results for people with normal, sensitive, and eczema-prone skin.

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