Your child’s skin is the largest organ on their body. It works hard to protect their body from germs and keep their temperature just right. As they grow, their skin stretches and becomes thinner. Sun exposure, harsh chemicals and diet all have a huge impact on your little one’s skin. It is important to keep their skin clean and full of moisture. Seemingly simple right? But paired with a vegan belief system, it can become a little trickier. Many of the leading children’s skincare products use ingredients from an animal. So, we have compiled the best vegan skin products for kids that are perfect for pampering your little eco-warrior.
What is veganism?
The concept of veganism has grown hugely in the last decade. Many parents are now opting to live a plant-based lifestyle and thus avoid animal products. Vegans tend to avoid animal products as much as possible for health, ethical or environmental reasons, and for many, it’s a combination of all three.
What makes a skincare product vegan?
Vegan skincare products are created without using any ingredients obtained from an animal, including animal by-products like milk and honey. These products are not the same as cruelty-free, although by default, they are. Cruelty-free products may still contain animal by-products, but it has been sourced more ethically.
How can I tell if my child’s skincare product is vegan?
One of the quickest ways to tell if your child’s skincare product is vegan is to look for the Vegan Society Logo. The Vegan Trademark is a registered logo printed on products that certifies them as vegan. It means they have no animal products or animal by-products and have not been tested on animals.
Best vegan skin products for kids
Mini U Tropical Berries Hair and Body Wash Yellow
Best hair and body wash
Mini U have recently relaunched their skincare, bath and body brand. As a mum of three, I absolutely love this product. It's often difficult to find a hair and body wash that smells lovely but leaves both the hair and body clean. This does exactly that. It is made from organic Aloe Vera to leave a lasting silky soft look and feel.
ORGANIC CHILDREN SCENT FREE SUN CREAM - SPF30
Best sun cream
This non-greasy sun cream will protect your child's skin from harmful UV rays while letting in nourishing vitamin D. It is water repellent but won't block your little one's pores. It comes in an eco-friendly, fully recyclable plant-based packaging.
Dr Organic Baby Skin Lotion
Best baby lotion
Calendula baby lotion is unfragranced and perfect for putting moisture into little skin. Your child's skin is delicate and sensitive. This lotion uses natural extracts to soothe the skin, including Aloe Vera and meadowfoam oil.
Childs Farm Nappy Cream for Happy Bottoms
Best nappy cream
There's nothing worse than when your child has a nappy rash. This award-winning nappy cream works to prevent and soothe any damaged skin from irritation. It is fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types and ages.
Bloom & Blossom - 3 in 1 Swim 200ml - Matilda
Best three-in-one swim
Carrying around multiple bottles in your child's swimming back can be a chore in itself. This three-in-one swim bottle acts as a body wash, shampoo and conditioner. It can be used all over, minimising the stress of shower time after swimming. The pink lemonade scent promises to remove all traces of the strong swimming pool chlorine smell.
Suitable for 3+
Neal's Yard Remedies Baby Balm
Best baby balm
This enriching baby balm is made from Shea Butter and Sunflower oil. It is scent-free and super soft on sensitive skin. Organic baby balm is hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and free from nasty chemicals.
Alteya Organic Kids and Baby Wash
Best organic body wash
This wash is packed full of calming essential oils, including marigold, chamomile and pink. It will leave your little one smelling great and feeling smooth too. It helps to cleanse and nourish the skin after a long day of facing the outdoor elements. It is 100 per cent natural and 99 per cent organic.