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Why choose Vegan skincare?

by | Jun 25, 2019 | Cosmetics, Skincare

 Top non-vegan cosmetic ingredients to avoid

  1. Lanolin is a wax-like substance that’s derived from sheep’s wool.
  2. N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) is derived from the shells of crustaceans, such as crabs and lobsters.
  3. Keratin is a protein that occurs naturally in our hairs and nails, and in the hair, nails, horns and hooves of animals – which is where it’s derived from.
  4. Carmine is a bright red coloring pigment, obtained by crushing the female cochineal insects (beetles).

Veganism is now becoming a national trend; for instance, World Vegan Month is celebrated in November around the world to bring people together for the vegan movement. This movement aims to highlight the benefits of a vegan’s lifestyle and to educate people on how to carry out the same lifestyle to those interested in becoming vegan. A person who identifies themselves a vegan is someone who does not eat or use products containing animals. Vegan skincare means the absence of animal ingredients, while cruelty-free refers to a product that doesn’t test on animals.

What type of cosmetics contains animal derived ingredients?

The truth is if you are looking to purchase a red vibrant lipstick, it’s likely that the pigment of the lipstick is from crushed beetles!

How do you find the right vegan skincare product?

– To find a suitable skincare product that is vegan, search for the vegan and cruelty free logo on the packaging of the product before purchase.

– Do not purchase from companies that sell their products in China, as regulations for companies who sell in China would have to have their products tested on animals before doing so.

– Contact the company to explain their product ingredients; for instance, LYF Cosmetics ingredients are plant based, making it suitable for different types of consumers.

Hopefully this blog post can provide you with a better understanding of vegan skincare. You can find more information about veganism with the Vegan Society  https://www.vegansociety.com/ .

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