The Vegan Glow Brand Review

Hey guys! I know it’s been a while, but I’m back! I’m super excited to be writing this post for you guys this week, because The Vegan Glow actually sent me these products to try! Although I did not pay for these products, I swear on my love for Niacinamide that I will be completely honest! When The Vegan Glow first contacted me, I was actually really excited to try their products because to be honest, I’m completely in love with their concept. Not only are all of their products vegan, but their products also only contain EWG green ingredients.

Claims:

Cleanser: “Possibly the most efficient, safest and mildest foam cleanser ever made. A true simplistic formulation with natural key ingredients, no fragrance and pH level 5.5.”

Good Morning Cream: “Enriched with Cacao Seed Butter and Panthenol (Provitamin B5), this day cream protects your skin against moisture loss while providing both nutrition and hydration.”

Good Night Cream: “Enriched with Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Adenosine, this product will moisturize your skin and prevent wrinkles. The light-weight formula ensures quick absorption and leaves a soft and smooth finish.”

In general, these claims are pretty realistic and overall, this product did meet my expectations.

Price:

Cleanser (100 mL): $16.00 USD

Good Morning Cream (50 mL): $28.00 USD

Good Night Cream (50 mL): $35.00 USD

The pricing is definitely a little high for the amount of product given, but I think the price for the cleanser is reasonable.

Ingredients:

Cleanser:

  • Water
  • Lauramidopropyl Betaine
  • Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate
  • Decyl Glucoside
  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
  • Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract
  • 1,2-Hexanediol
  • Caprylyl Glycol

Nothing to notable here (which I don’t really look for in cleansers anyways). This company does use Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, which does come from coconuts and is supposed to replace the petroleum that is used in most cleansers. I think I would enjoy this cleanser a little more if it just had a little bit of acid or some gentle exfoliating factor in there, but I realize that the acid might skew the EWG rating of the ingredients list a little higher.

Good Morning Cream:

  • Water
  • Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Glycerin
  • 1,2-Hexanediol
  • Sorbitan Olivate
  • Pentylene Glycol
  • Betaine
  • Panthenol
  • Arginine
  • Carbomer
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Allantoin
  • Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract
  • Hydrogenated Lecithin
  • Ceramide NP
  • Madecassoside

There are plenty of great ingredients here! The Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter protects skin from harmful stimuli while creating a barrier on the skin to slow water loss. I can definitely see people who live in countries with air pollution enjoying that aspect of this cream. Some other standout ingredients are the Centella Asiatica and Madecassoside, which is great for calming irritated skin, and Ceramide NP, which helps repair the skin’s natural barrier and regulate skin cells.

Good Night Cream:

  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate
  • 1,2-Hexanediol
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
  • Pentylene Glycol
  • Arginine
  • Carbomer
  • Tocopherol
  • Adenosine
  • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
  • Allantoin
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Madecassoside

So this night cream chooses to include Shea Butter, which definitely contributes to the thicker texture. It also has a little bit of Sodium Hyaluronate, which is the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid. Therefore, it penetrates deeper than Hyaluronic Acid, moisturizing the inner layers of the skin. However, apart from these few differences, the ingredients are pretty similar to the morning cream. The difference in price tag definitely makes me more keen on the morning cream, because it feels to me as though the main distinction between the morning and night cream is the night cream’s thicker texture. However, if you do have dryer skin, the occlusive properties of the night cream might be more helpful for you.

What I love about this brand is that they put all of the ingredients AND their EWG rating on the side of the box. Plus, guess what? All of the EWG ratings for the ingredients are green, meaning that all of the ingredients are really safe and beneficial for the skin. The transparency behind all of the products makes me feel much better about using products from this brand. For people who don’t have all the pros and cons of each ingredient memorized (looking in a mirror right now), this brand is kind of a game changer.

Night cream is thicker than the morning cream. The cleanser has some chunks in it though??? Possibly due to the coconut surfactant.

LOVE that they put the ratings on the side like this.

The Run-Down:

Starting with the cleanser, I will say that the price is the most reasonable for the amount of product. However, I personally did not enjoy this cleanser. I felt like it did not clean my skin as much as I would have liked. In addition, the coconut surfactant they used as a petroleum replacement did end up crystalizing in my bottle, so it was the cleanser was a little chunky and not homogenized. I do really appreciate the naturalness and gentleness of the ingredients, but I just don’t think that I would reorder this cleanser.

Next, the Good Morning Cream: Overall, I actually really enjoyed this cream. It’s light, so good for the morning because I tend to sweat throughout the day. Also, all the ingredients were super calming and truly very gentle, so I was excited to use this everyday.

Similarly, the Good Night Cream was very pleasant to use every night. I enjoyed the naturally herbal scents of both. The Good Night Cream is simply a thicker and more moisturizing version of the Good Morning Cream, likely due to the Shea Butter.

Overall, I don’t know if I would purchase any of these products, because I feel as though they are good products but pretty standard. Nowadays, standard products are getting cheaper and cheaper and to make it past the $25 mark, products have to be better than good—they need to be great.

Pros and Cons:

PROS

  • Super transparent ingredient lists
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Very calming
  • Vegan and cruelty free

CONS

  • Price is a little high for effectiveness

Who Should Use:

If you’re looking for a really reliable moisturizers, and you don’t mind shelling out $28-$35 for the products, these moisturizers are pretty great. If you want a very, very gentle and natural cleanser, I would recommend The Vegan Glow.

Rating: ⭐

3/5 Stars: I love everything that this brand stands for. I really believe this brand is pioneering transparency and skincare education. However, the prices and the good but not incredibly groundbreaking ingredient lists aren’t exactly hooking me in.


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