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, preferably a vegan face mask! One of life’s pure, simple joys.
Good for the soul and for the skin, vegan 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 and natural face masks the internet has to offer. From natural face masks, plant-based face masks, organic face masks, cruelty-free face masks right through to vegan sheet masks - we’ve got you covered!
Fancy indulging in a little bit of TLC with vegan face masks? Stick around and have a browse, with our divine selection of 100% vegan face masks. Whether you are looking to rejuvenate, soothe, or hydrate, you’ll find what vegan face mask you need to give your skin that extra love it deserves.
Why Switch To Vegan Face Masks?
Vegan skincare including vegan face masks is garnering momentum in society. Simply put, vegan skin care includes any skincare product 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 such as vegan face masks are also kinder to animals. Since they don’t contain any animal byproducts, vegan face masks and organic face masks have less impact on animals overall. In addition, vegan skincare products are not tested on animals, although not all natural face masks are cruelty-free. To be sure, look for products that include the Leaping Bunny logo or PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies certification. To be on the safe side, buy your vegan face masks here at PlantX, they’re all 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 skincare products or 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 and our planet!
Why Does A Vegan Face Mask Belong In Your Skincare Routine?
Facial masks, like scrubs, serums, or moisturizers, are topical products that care for your skin. Vegan face masks are used intermittently for an intense boost.
Face masks remain on the skin’s surface for an extended period of time. This means the vegan face mask ingredients 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 the vegan face mask gives your skincare routine a real kick.
Facial 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 are different and therefore the benefits they can have on your skin change too. Vegan face masks are used to rehydrate and moisturize skin, reduce large pores, minimize 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?
Face masks, when used in combination with a good, basic skincare routine, can be a fantastic pick-me-up for the skin. Vegan face masks rest on the face for extended periods of time. Usually for between 10-20 minutes. This gives the 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 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. These products work by distributing the moisturizer 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. The vegan sheet masks available at PlantX 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 favorite plant-based face masks.
Sukin is a leader in natural beauty and does not disappoint with its Natural Hydrating Facial Masque. This cream-based mask is a beautiful blend of natural oils, including avocado and jujuba, as well as heavenly smelling pineapple, mango and papaya extracts. The result is a nourishing, hydrating mask that leaves your skin feeling supple and smooth.
Set your skin aglow with this radiance-boosting Purifying Facial Mask by Giovanni Cosmetics. Volcanic ash and activated charcoal help to detoxify, cleanse and purify your skin, leaving your face feeling refreshed. This Purifying Facial Mask contains plenty of antioxidants to nourish and hydrate your skin.
Incorporate Desert Essence’s Cucumber Charcoal Facial Mask into your skincare routine to give your skin an extra boost. This freshly scented vegan face mask contains tea tree oil and naturally activated coconut charcoal powder which rejuvenates the skin and can help even your skin tone and reduce those pesky signs of fatigue.
What Should You Do Before And After A Face Mask to Maximize Its Benefits?
To properly reap the benefits of the vegan face masks available at PlantX, you need to prepare your skin.
Always start with a clean surface. Make sure you have properly removed any make-up or dirt on your skin’s surface. We recommend washing your face with a gentle cleanser, suited to your skin’s needs, rather than using facial wipes (better for you and our precious earth!) Use warm water to do this. The heat opens up the pores of the skin and allows the plant-based ingredients of your vegan face mask to seep in better.
After your vegan face mask has worked its magic, you’ll need to remove it by following the manufacturer’s instructions. At this point, your face should still be a little damp, which is the perfect opportunity to (you guessed it!) moisturize. Apply a good quality, vegan face moisturizer in a thin layer over your face. This will help to keep your skin hydrated and maximize the benefits of your chosen face mask.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Face Masks Biodegradable?
In our model world of immediate consumption, single-use products are often regarded as the ultimate in convenience, but to the detriment of the environment. Face masks are no different, with the rise in popularity of single-use face sheets. To reduce your impact on the earth, aim for biodegradable vegan eye gel sheets like Acure - Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels, which hydrates and soothes stressed out skin.
Of course, your best bet is to opt for a more traditional cream-based vegan face mask that is free-from nasties like parabens and saponins, which can have a negative impact on the environment. Try Sukin – Natural Hydrating Facial Masque which contains all natural ingredients and no parabens.
How Often Should You Use a Vegan Face Mask?
Face masks work by driving their ingredients deeper into your skin’s pores. This intense skin treatment can give your skin an immediate and, often visible, boost. How often a natural face mask or vegan face mask should be used depends on the manufacturer’s guidance as well as what you’re using the vegan face mask for.
Vegan face masks that aim to improve specific conditions, such as acne, may need to be used more sparingly than vegan face masks that are used purely for cosmetic reasons. As such, you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, but in general, face masks should only be incorporated into your skincare routine once or twice a week.
How to Choose the Perfect Vegan Face Mask?
The key thing to remember is that when it comes to choosing the right mask - it’s all about the ingredients! Here are some top suggestions you can follow:
- Dry skin: Look for vegan face masks containing hyaluronic acid. Vegan sheet masks are also good for hydration as they allow for moisture to be absorbed directly from the paper.
- Acne: Salicylic acid is your friend. Salicylic acid is also good for oily skin. If you are experiencing extreme acne breakouts - visit a medical professional, they will be able to help guide you with the best ingredients for your skin.
- Dark spots and pigmentation: look for vegan face masks containing retinoids to brighten dark spots. Soy, kojic acid, tranexamic acid, and licorice root extract are also good ingredients here.
There are also a wide-range of vegan face mask products that target specific problem areas like Acure’s Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels, which are an ideal quick-fix when you’ve got a special night out!
Should I Use a Vegan Face Mask At Night Or in the Morning?
Traditionally, a face mask was applied at night. It has been firmly believed that applying a vegan face mask before you go to bed helps your skin to stay hydrated and maximize 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!