Is Vegan makeup better for your skin or is it all just hype?
What used to be just a niche has now become trendy. More and more consumers are aware of & seek out Vegan Makeup, so many of the big brands have jumped on the trend.
But before you blindly jump on the vegan band wagon,Here’s all you need to know about Vegan Makeup:
What is Vegan Makeup?
By definition, Vegan Makeup does not contain any animal by-products or ingredients. Conventional makeup use animal by-products such as honey, beeswax, lanolin (grease from sheep’s wool), collagen, carmine (a red colour from crushed cochineal insects), cholesterol, gelatin, squalene (shark liver oil), and stearic acid.
As listed by Ethical Elephant, these are the commonly found animal ingredients in your beauty products that are obtained from both living or killed animals.
What is Vegan Makeup Made from then?
Just because Vegan Makeup doesn’t contain substances of animal origin, unfortunately doesn’tautomatically meanthat these products are made from all-natural ingredients. Some brands still use synthetic chemicals as replacements because these are much cheaper & easier to work with than their natural counterparts.
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By not using animal ingredients, Vegan Makeup products are actually better for your skin especially if you have skin sensitivities, are easily irritated, or acne-prone. This is because plant-derived ingredients are gentler on your skin and include more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
We believe that the natural plant-derived ingredients in our formulations is why our products are so soothing & healing. Plant derived ingredients will have your skin glowing in no time, so over time you will feel the need to wear less & less makeup as you will be so happy with your skin’s own radiance.
Is Vegan Makeup Cruelty Free?
This is where you need to do your research. Not all Vegan Makeup is Cruelty Free. Makeup that contains no animal products can still be tested on animals.
You need to keep an eye out for Cruelty Free certified companies to ensure that the products are not tested on animals.
To be certain that your products haven’t caused any harm, go for cosmetic products that are certified both vegan and cruelty-free.
So is vegan makeup all hype, we don’t think so, we believe that vegan makeup is the way of the future. But it must be made from natural, plant-derived ingredients so that your skin can reap the full benefits of all the added minerals, vitamins & antioxidants that are just not found in synthetic ingredients.
Vegan makeup is a win for everyone, for your skin, for the animals & for the planet.
Ready to make the switch to Vegan and Organic, Cruelty Free Makeup?