If you’re a vegan, then there’s a good chance you’ve been exposed to the ingredient ‘vegan face’ in a facial cleansering product.

However, there’s still plenty of misinformation out there that may be discouraging people from switching to a plant-based lifestyle. 

Vegan face cleansers, or vegans facial cleansing products, are not vegan.

In fact, most are made with ingredients that are made in animal factories and therefore don’t have any connection to the animal welfare movement.

They also tend to contain a lot of preservatives, which are often used to prevent food from spoiling and can be harmful to our skin.

So if you’ve already tried some of the other vegan facial cleansings on the market, you’re probably in the minority and don’t need to worry about it.

But if you’re not vegan and have been using the ingredients listed above, it’s important to take the time to know exactly what they are.

Here are the most common reasons to avoid vegan facial cleaners, based on a research team from The University of Queensland.1.

They are not cruelty-freeIf you’ve read the ingredients on your facial cleaning product, then it’s probably safe to say you’re going to be using it at some point in the future.

However it’s worth pointing out that some of these ingredients are made from the blood of animals, which means they may contain hormones that could cause reproductive problems. 

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They contain chemicalsThat’s right.

If you use any of these facial cleaning products in the foreseeable future, you should take the precaution of using a vegan-friendly cleanser.

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They can cause allergic reactionsIt’s not just the ingredients in a product that can cause problems for people with food allergies, skin conditions, and asthma.

If the ingredient in a vegan facial cleansing product causes an allergic reaction, it could cause it to react with other ingredients.

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They’re high in saltYou can find vegan facial cleaning sprays on Amazon that contain low amounts of salt, which can cause irritation.

This means it’s likely that you’ll end up using a more expensive product, such as a cleanser that contains salt.

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They aren’t cruelty-neutralIt’s important for anyone with food sensitivities to be aware of the ingredients they use.

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They don’t come with any animal-free alternativesThey may sound obvious, but it’s often not.

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They come with preservativesSome of the most popular vegan facial cleaners can contain preservatives that can make skin feel irritated and irritated, which could lead to dryness and irritation.

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They may be more expensiveThe price of vegan facial cleaner products is set to go up, as the food industry moves towards products that are more affordable.

If your budget is tight, consider looking into alternatives.

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They make your skin feel greasyA vegan facial scrub can remove makeup, but can also make skin greasy.

So while you may not have to worry too much about this, it can still be worth looking into whether the product you’re using is cruelty-friendly.

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They do contain preservative spraysSome facial cleanses contain sprays that can irritate your skin, which is the reason why you should be aware that using one of these products is going to make your facial skin feel more greasy and irritated.

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They use animal productsThe use of animal ingredients in vegan facial products is on the rise, but not always in a good way.

If a product you use contains animal ingredients, it may contain traces of preservative.

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They have an allergic responseThere are also a few vegan facial-cleaning products that contain animal ingredients.

This can be especially damaging for people who suffer from eczema, eczymptoms, or ecziness.

It’s also worth considering whether the ingredient you’re choosing is cruelty free, as it could trigger allergic reactions.

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They include gluten and wheat productsThis may sound silly, but if you have allergies to wheat, gluten, or milk, then you’re in trouble.

Gluten is a protein that’s found in all grains, so if you use gluten-free products, you’ll have to be careful not to use wheat products in your future.

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They leave residueYou can also leave residue on your face after using a facial cleaning spray, which may cause itchy, red, or irritated skin.

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They put your face in the freezerThe freezing of facial cleansergents has been blamed for causing allergic reactions, so be aware it can be hard to avoid.

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They smellLike you’ve just stepped on an ice cube It may not sound like much, but for those of us who have sensitive skin, the smell of something made from animal products can be extremely unpleasant.

So if you find the smell irritating, it might be best to use a