Why You Should Make The Switch to Vegan Skincare and Makeup

By Charlotte Carson

Why Vegan Skincare & Makeup? Why You Should Make The Switch!

Vegan skincare and makeup is on the rise as people are looking for safe, cruelty free products. Sales for retailers find vegan products sales are skyrocketing with sales going up 750 percent during certain time frames with one retailer.

Animal products are not only found in food products they are hidden in many personal hygiene and self-care products as well.

Almost 1 million animals are held captive in laboratories and used in experiments for making products, plus an estimated 100 million mice and rats 

Why switch to vegan skincare and makeup products?

  • You will be avoiding dead animal by-products. By electing to use vegan beauty products you will avoiding dead animal by-products touching your skin. These by-products include things like uric acid extracted from cows, dead insect extracts, beeswax!
  • Vegan products are better suited for sensitive skin. The performance of vegan products are considered superior since they have lesser ingredients in vegan skincare and makeup.
  • You’ll be avoiding animal-tested products. Vegan products are not tested on animals. They are 100% cruelty-free.
  • Remember though vegan or clean beauty does not mean it’s toxin free. So make sure to still check the ingredients.

Why Vegan Skincare & Makeup? Why You Should Make The Switch!

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Here are 6  non-vegan ingredients you need to watch out for in your beauty products:

1. Cetyl Palmitate

This waxy oil chemical is found in the skulls of sperm whales, but there are also plant sources. You can find it in skin creams, ointments, shampoos, and candles.

2. Stearic acid

This chemical derived from animal fat is found in many commercial beauty products ranging from shampoos, conditioners, soap, deodorant, and even lubricants. Plant-sources do exist, so double check with the company before you purchase!

3. Polypeptides

This is derived from animal protein and polypeptides. It is found in various cosmetics.

4. Squalene

Squalene is made out of shark liver. This oil is used in moisturizers, hair dyes, and various cosmetics.

5. Oleic acid

Retrieved from animal fat (tallow), this chemical is found in liquid soap, bar soap, creams, lipsticks, and nail polishes.

6. Glycerin

Glycerin is animal fat found in cosmetics, lubricants, and ointments.

For more information on ingredients to watch out for in beauty products, check out: CLEARlife’s Dirty List

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