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Step into veganuary

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 5:07pm

Veganism is never more prevalent than in January when Veganuary tops the charts in terms of lifestyle. I have even tried a few recipes myself from Holly White's book, 'Veganish'.

If December is decadent, then January needn’t be without fun. You can make small changes to make a big difference. Apart from nutrition, part of the vegan lifestyle is to commit to using products that are cruelty-free and contain no animal derivatives.

If you’re looking to reset your beauty habits and commit to a new approach when it comes to skincare, then look no further than Codex Beauty.

The vegan, organic, cruelty-free and sustainable skincare brand sources only organic certified ingredients and from Irish growers where possible.

If your New Year’s resolution is to become more eco-conscious in your lifestyle choices, then a vegan skincare regime by Codex Beauty could be for you. Here’s how to start as you mean to go on in 2020 with a conscious regime from Codex Beauty’s Bia collection that doesn’t compromise on effectiveness.

Also, the brains behind the Bia range is from right here in Cork.

If changing your whole routine at once seems excessive, Bia has launched a discovery set for €50 with the favourites in trial sizes.

Step 1: Cleanse

First cleanse with the Bia Exfoliating Wash (€50). Wet skin for a gentler scrub or apply it on dry skin for a deeper cleanse. Either way, this scrub is a lot gentler than most others; it’s more like a polish. The grains, made from jojoba oil, are like wax so there’s no roughness, just effective light polishing. Castor, thistle and safflower oils draw grease and grime from the skin without drying it out.

Step 2: Target

Next, pat on the Bia Eye Gel Cream (€72). This tightening and cooling eye gel gives you an instant tightening effect due to the aloe vera gel and special formulation we created with xanthan gum.

The arnica also helps de-puffs the eyes by improving circulation. Keep your tube in the fridge so it’s extra cooling after a late night to help revive tired eyes!

Step 3: Hydrate

Layer on the Bia Facial Oil (€100) to get the ultimate hydration boost. Codex Beauty chooses thin and dry oils, so that this elixir is well absorbed into the skin instead of collecting in the pores. Seaweed-infused oil, which is hand harvested off the west coast of Ireland, provides a full range of vitamins and minerals, along with sea buckthorn, rosehip oil and soothing bog myrtle essential oil. This oil is made with wild Irish ingredients for wild Irish weather!

Step 4: Protect

Seal everything in with the Bia Day Cream (€78). This is wonderfully light but really does the job in terms of hydration. It has oil and water infusions of calendula to deliver all the best constituents from the plant. Plant-derived hyaluronic acid is added, and the scent is just a little mandarin essential oil, which balances sebum levels. This cream is good in warm weather or for those with combination skin.


Vegan friendly products within the Dr Bronner’s range contain no beeswax, propolis, casein or glycerine to name a few non-vegan friendly ingredients.

Ensuring you’re being kind to yourself and to the environment, a selection of vegan friendly products from the Dr Bronner’s range include:

Dr Bronner’s 18-1 Peppermint Pure Castile Soap -

Dr Bronner’s Organic Hand and Body Lotion

Dr Bronner’s Organic Pump Soap

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