Updated: Mar 3, 2020
One of the things I love the most about being vegan is having clearer and better cared for skin. Clearer skin allows for a more simplified skin care and products routine with the use of less make-up. I still love wearing mascara and lip gloss in just about every shade but equally love skipping the need to use foundation and cover up products, especially in this humid weather we get here. Taking care of my skin is a self-care passion project of mine (you can see more of my posts here) so I don’t mind doing a little research when it comes to finding vegan products that work. And I think using vegan soap for clearer skin helps achieve that.
You are what you eat and my biggest struggle in the past was food/digestive related issues when it came to my skin. Years ago (and I do mean years – like about 15) I realized that I cannot drink soda. And it could be one of the reasons why to this day we are not soda drinkers but that brought me to the realization that I tend to wear a lot of my food woes on my skin. So certain things I just don’t bother with and I’m healthier (two-fold) for it.
What I love most about this soap is the scent. A combination of patchouli, sandalwood and coconut oil makes for skin care aromatherapy. Second, it is a truly skin balancing formula created without the use of animal product or animal testing. With my previous face wash, I had been using for a couple of years with no issues, until I noticed my face started to feel dry all the time. Now I don’t know if the company changed their formula but it was to the point where not even the Florida humidity could save my face. So I stopped using it completely and the same brand moisturizer that I was using along with it. I decided to get really basic and find a simple cleanser and moisturizer to see if it made a difference.
The Chandrika Ayurvedic soap immediately made a difference and I found that I didn’t need more than a rosewater face mist after washing. Sometimes at night I will add a regular cream moisturizer (currently using Pacifica’s Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream), especially if I’ve spent any significant amount of time in a dry air environment, but I’m trying to get that balanced out with upping my water intake.
While these are available on Amazon so far I’ve only purchased them locally. I did read a couple questionable reviews as far as the authenticity/quality of the ones being sold on Amazon so I can’t speak to that. For now I will stick with our local stockists and hope nothing changes.
Do you have a favorite vegan skin cleanser or are you looking for one?