Why should you care about vegan products?

Apothem Vegan CBD BotanicalsPLANT POWER. We celebrate this every day with each of our high-performance APOTHEM CBD x BOTANICAL formulas - all of which are vegan.

Vegan means formulas that don't contain animal products, animal by-products, or animal derivatives. And despite some misconceptions, vegan does not mean having to compromise on luxury, product performance, texture, or potency.  By using the best possible extraction method for each botanical ingredient, we can ensure the full potential of the plant is passed on to the product. This ensures pure, nutrient-rich formulations that work with our bodies and improve wellbeing naturally. No animals required.  

So why choose vegan skin and body care products? Our skin is the biggest organ of the body and absorbs up to 60% of the products that we apply to it. That’s worth thinking about. Since our bodies are used to digesting plants, it's also great at absorbing them through the skin, meaning that it will be drinking up these rich sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients, rather than animal derivatives.

Sometimes animal-derived ingredients take their place in popular skincare products without us necessarily realising, for example lanolin, a commonly used ingredient in face and lip balms which is made of grease from sheep’s wool.  We were spoilt for choice for plant-based alternatives when it came to formulating our multi-purpose MULTI CBD Skin Balm and chose a blend of nature’s finest sunflower seed oil, hemp seed oil, castor oil, and mango butter, all naturally rich in fatty acids, nutrients and antioxidants. And absolutely no compromises on quality or performance.

Vegan products can also be kinder to the planet. Not always, as there’s lots of factors to take into account with how products are produced, but the use of animal by-products is known to be a key cause of environmental damage, so reducing consumption is a positive step.

A more vegan-based lifestyle doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Small changes and conscious choices can help benefit animals, contribute to a more sustainable world, and improve personal wellbeing – simply enjoying the powerful benefits of nature whilst helping to protect it.

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