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We use beauty products to enhance our beauty and express ourselves. However, when it comes to vegan beauty-products, things get a bit confusing. At the moment, we don't have a standardized logo to guide us when buying, so we have to resort to looking at a complex maze of ingredients to determine if the product is vegan or not. If you have already spent time looking at beauty products, you'd have realized that these products fall under a spectrum. A product can either be all or none of them.
Vegan products don't have any animal-derived ingredients.
Vegetarian products contain animal-derived products. They may also be tested on animals.
Cruelty-free products aren't tested on animals, but they can have animal-derived ingredients.
Pro tip: Some companies use the term "Not tested on animals". This means that the finished product isn't tested on animals, but the ingredients may or may not be animal tested.
Spread joy of colors with this Alchemist Palette. An eye, lip, and face transformer, this palette is perfect to keep in your bag. While the palette is small, the quality of the pigments is great. You only need a touch of color, for it to last for hours. Ideal for your office-to-party transformations!
@heymacarena's review of Alchemist Holographic Palette
A water-based foundation that gives a radiant finish. It's buildable and works well with other products. This is a long-lasting foundation that works best on oily to normal skin.
@lifewithzandra's review of Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation
If you're interested in beauty, you've probably heard of Jeffree Star. While most of Jeffree Star Cosmetics products are vegan, cruelty-free, and all-round amazing, we love this Human Nature Liquid Lipstick. It's on the darker side, and will successfully bring out the sexy in you!
@lou's review of Human Nature Liquid Lipstick
LUSH Cosmetics is known to come out with the best vegan and cruelty-free products. It's Rub Rub Rub shower scrub works great on all skin types. It's gentle on the skin and smells divine!
@katelouisepowell's review of Rub Rub Rub
A specially designed syrum+oil formula that helps give your skin that extra shine! with an added boost of vitamin C. When you apply products that are rich in vitamin C directly onto your skin, it aids in rejuvenating and repairing damaged skin. Thus, with regular application, you get a natural youthful glow!
@xuewen's review of Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir
But, why should you care about vegan beauty products?
Tata Harper, the founder of Tata Harper Skincare, says, "Beauty follows food because we use a lot of the same ingredients. If they're good to ingest, then they're typically great to apply topically." If you're abstaining or trying to decrease your consumption of animal and animal-derived products, it makes sense to apply the same philosophy when it comes to beauty products.
The philosophy applies even if you're concerned about the harm done to animals when products are tested on them. When you choose cruelty-free products, you decide not to invest in the harm that comes to these animals. You can read more about this in our article, What is Animal Testing?.