EWG green, vegan, cruelty free, fragrance free & environmentally responsible, I was excited to try VEGREEN for the first time recently. Their name is derived from the combination of “vegetable” and “green”, that represents their skincare philosophy. To create skincare that is natural, safe and eco-friendly is the brand’s objective. The products I received include their toner and cream.
Vegreen 730 Daily Moisture Cream
With a minimal formula of 11 simple ingredients, this cream promises daily skin moisturising for all.
730 represents the number of (twice daily) applications in a year. This is indeed a simple cream which makes sense when you’re claiming universal compatibility. The brand sells it for what it is also, not suggesting anything more or anything less than this. Although it is basic, it’s often all you need when you’re using hard working serums and treatments underneath. A good cream should feel comfortable on the skin and act to moisturise and seal in the goodness of the preceding layers of the routine.
The formula comprises common emollients and hydrators lead by Glycerin and Squalane to achieve its uncomplicated objective. The brand hasn’t touted a hero ingredient in the product which highlights the basic nature of formulation. But don’t be fooled, a simple formula is often the most effective and in this case, good for the skin with nothing nasty lurking within the tube confirmed by an ideal CosDNA analysis.
Water, Caprylic /Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Arginine, Caprylyl Glycol
Running the ingredients through the CosDNA database, all components return a safe, green result, confirming a gentle formula without irritants.
The cream comes in a simple tube, foil sealed when new to retain product freshness. The packaging is hygienic, highly portable and convenient. Well priced, the 50ml tube costs USD$18.30 (correct at time of publishing).
The cream is typically applied at the last step of the skincare routine, spread over the face and pressed in gently to aid absorption. It has no scent, is lightweight and airy with good slip and penetration without stickiness. Good for most skin types, it might however be a little light for thirsty skin or in drier conditions, perhaps requiring an oil or sleeping pack on top to keep skin supple and moisturised. Application of a moisturising sunscreen would be a sufficient during the day. Ideally however, this is a cream for normal to oily skin types, not heavy or occlusive enough to satisfy dry skin. It would also be an ideal choice for most skin types during the day in hotter months. Personally, I found the Melbourne summer the perfect match for my skin with this cream.
Vegreen Nature Mucin Toner
Boasting 68% Wild Yam Root Extract, the VEGREEN Nature Mucin Toner promises to restore tired skin and improve skin vitality.
The hero in a gentle 16 ingredient toner, Wild Yam Root Extract, mimics the benefits of snail mucin within a vegan formula to help improve skin elasticity plus reduce flakiness and dry patches by increasing moisture levels. Accompanied by Glycerin, Arginine and 5 forms of Hyaluronic Acid, a focus on hydration and moisture is clear. Hyaluronic Acid can assist to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by creating a plumping effect.
There’s also soothing Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, an ingredient often used medicinally due to its calming effects. Active compounds including Madecassoside have antioxidant properties to help neutralize free radicals that can damage the skin and accelerate the aging process while soothing effects can ease compromised skin.
The short formula has been declared EWG and CosDNA safe with all green ratings, confirming a clean product free from harmful ingredients.
Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Arginine, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Ethylhexylglycerin
The toner comes in a clean, simple plastic bottle with dropper opening, protected with a seal when new. A screw top cap ensures it’s spill proof when not in use. It’s hygienic and easy to control the amount used each time. The bottle is presented in biodegradable packaging to reduce environmental pollution. Its clear nature also permits easy detection of remaining volume.
The toner is applied in the traditional fashion, with either a cotton pad or directly with the hands, immediately after washing the face and patted in until fully absorbed. As with all my hydrating toners, I prefer the latter method which also reduces waste, since it’s applied directly to the skin with the hands. The clear liquid is thicker than water but still runny. I don’t detect any scent nor does it retain the familiar stretch/sliminess you may expect from mucin. However, it has good spreadability although it isn’t really slippery. I appreciate the weight and feel of this product on my skin. It absorbs fast for immediate plumping. A couple of layers are sufficient to satisfy my skin’s thirst (noting mine is primarily normal with slight combo tendencies). Layering is comfortable although I wouldn’t use it for the 7-skin method. I prefer thin formulas for that. Besides, you get sufficient hydration from just a few layers so this method simply isn’t necessary. Dry and dehydrated skin types might enjoy 3-4 skins at the start of their routine.
This toner also plays well with other products too. The uncomplicated formula and great hydrating effects make it universally suitable, excluding only those with allergies to any of the inclusions. A final benefit is it’s affordability, priced at approximately USD$21.60 (correct at time of publishing) for a generous 250ml volume.
There’s no doubt, I am pleasantly surprised by this newcomer. Vegreen is a brand that returns to the basics, to provide the sort of skincare that everyone needs. A basic toner, cream and serum (not included in this review) comprise their first line. By all accounts, the serum also lives up to the same standards.
Please read in context with my disclaimer.
This product was provided to me free of charge by Vegreen. This post is sponsored, however, only includes my honest opinion and experience of the products reviewed and is in no way influenced by Vegreen or any of their representatives.