Cosmetics & Veganism: Top 5 Cruelty-free Beauty Products We Love!

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When you look good, you feel good!

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.

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Top 5 products that the abillionveg community is loving

These are some of the cruelty-free beauty products that the abillionveg community loves.

1. Alchemist Holographic Palette

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!

Alchemist Holographic Palette @heymacarena's review of Alchemist Holographic Palette

2. Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation

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.

velvetizer @lifewithzandra's review of Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation

3. Human Nature Liquid Lipstick

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!

Human Nature Liquid Lipstick @lou's review of Human Nature Liquid Lipstick

4. Rub Rub Rub

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!

Rub Rub Rub @katelouisepowell's review of Rub Rub Rub

5. Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir

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!

Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir @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?.

Let us know some of your favorite vegan and cruelty-free beauty products in the comments below.

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@paloma profile image
Gracias por la información !!!! Muy interesante
@wnterpast profile image
Thanks for good, informative article. Well written. This site is a blessing for vegans and all animals!
@freedomforanimals profile image
@wnterpast Heartily agree! This site is an absolute blessing for vegans and all animals. It is also a blessing for those aspiring to become vegans.
@choyyuen profile image
Good article and helpful tips! 😄
@trinidadgs profile image
Thank you for this! Very informative ♥️ 🌱
@susyq profile image
Impresionante la cantidad de productos para el cabello q promocionan la keratina terrib
@susyq profile image
T errible el uso de.keratina y otros que buena. Información
@atillman2009 profile image
I think its awful how they use words to hide the truth! Thank you for making this list.
@valeriarse profile image
Thank youuu🙌🏼💓
@soniamackey profile image
Keratin.. wow.. didn't know it was from animals
@freedomforanimals profile image
@soniamackey Neither did I! No more purchases of keratin products by me!
@murumuru profile image
Squalene can also be derived from olive oil. Glycerin can also come from mineral oil. So more and more vegan alternatives for animal derived ingredients become available. I'm also a bit surprised that Cera alba (beeswax) was not included in your list.
@abillion profile image
Thanks @murumuru for mentioning this.We’ve updated our list of ingredients to avoid, and included cera alba.You can also expect an upcoming article which will be focusing on ingredients that are not vegan but are found in food products 🙂
@murumuru profile image
Thank you so much!! Looking forward to your next article.
@vegananu profile image
Very detailed.saving it.thank you for getting it so handy!!
@healthgenyz profile image
Yessss. Love that you explained the verbiage of "not tested on animals" just like when they say "natural" great article keep writing about beauty products, we love it!
@bellabell profile image
Lush cosmetics are the best! Absolutely love a lot of what they put out.
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