Are you a vegan since the beginning of the ecological concept? Are you discovering that you would like to become vegan at some point? Or are you just interested to know more about products without any animal testing?
Today our new topic is: Which products do you need to remove from your makeup purchases to support the vegan beauty?
The best way to inspire you this is to create a list of no free cruelty products:
–Lanolin: A wax-like substance that is derived from sheep’s wool. It is an emollient that forms a layer on the skin. It is an important part of moisturizing creams and lotions.
To continue using this product but with a vegan alternative, you have some possibilities!
So basically, some plant-based or petroleum-based can replace the lanolin without any loss of effectiveness. Some examples of what you can find them: olive oil, petrolatum, and coconut triglycerides.
–Stearic Acid: This product is usually coming from animal tallow or palm oil. It is a fatty acid and so a raw material for soap manufacture. It seems like we find it in western countries in this form but you can definitely find it in Asia with the only palm derived which means 100% vegan.
–N-Acetyl glucosamine: This one is derived from the shells of crustaceans like crabs and lobsters. It is used as an ingredient to treat your skin against uneven skin tone and skin pigmentation. This product as an effect to help your skin regrowth and fight against skin imperfections. Recently, this product has been developed with a vegan version of its! People asked a lot if it was possible to create this very sought ingredient in a vegan free cruelty concept and now it is activated!
–Keratin: Probably one of the most famous ones for cosmetic products. Keratin is a protein that occurs naturally in our hairs and nails. It is derived from hair, nails, horns, and hooves of animals though. You find it a lot in shampoos (this is where you might hear from it). But not only; for anti-aging formulas too.
Is there any vegan alternative for it? Unfortunately, not yet but you have another ingredient you can definitely use instead. It is called “Amino acids” and occurs in nut and berry oils like almond oil, sea buckthorn oil, and avocado oil. It actually can replace keratin for vegan lovers!
–Carmine: Apparently considered as the most violent of these ingredients to avoid as a vegan person: you will find the carmine. It looks like a bright red pigment and it is obtained by crushing female cochineal insects like beetles to isolate carminic acid that is found in their shells.
Because the color is a bright red, it is mostly used for lipsticks but also everything that requires a deep red color.
Is this formula having any surrogate? Well, unfortunately at the moment, nothing can be compared to the depth and intensity of this type of color. So if you are 100% vegan, it is advised not to touch this product at all. To make sure you don’t, you can keep a watch on this list: CI 75470, E120, carminic acid, cochineal, and crimson lake. These are all the names you would find possibly for carmine.
I hope you enjoyed and learned more about how to avoid certain types of beauty products if you are into veganism.
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