Did you know that some of the bright red lipsticks you find on the shelves are made from crushed beetles? Ever thought about why innocent animals have to suffer and die because we want to look pretty, smell nice or have softer skin? If you’re thinking, “this just isn’t fair”, I’m with you! It’s not. What is more upsetting is that there are ways to ensure consumers have safe, clean and high-quality cosmetics that don’t make animals suffer. Brands that respect your health, the environment and animals. A switch over to Vegan cosmetics is the best way to ensure that your makeup routine is flawless, beautiful and humane.
Yes. You read correctly. The term vegan isn’t only used for food. When we say vegan cosmetics or makeup, we’re talking about products that don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients. So not only are they not tested on animals, but they also don’t use any animal products.
You may be thinking: ‘why does it matter.’ The truth is, by seeking and buying conscious cosmetics (or anything else for that matter), you’re supporting an animal-free and eco-friendly world. And in the process, you’re sending a clear and powerful message to companies about how you want the market to be like.
As Gentle World states: “when it comes to cosmetics, plant-based and mineral-based ingredients are superior alternatives to those in animal-infused cosmetics. Inherent in these ingredients are beneficial properties that can heal, soothe and be gentle on the skin. Many plants have been used for centuries to heal ailments and skin issues, including tea tree to cleanse, chamomile to soothe and calm, and olive oil to moisturize. Minerals have been used to treat skin conditions and some, like zinc oxide, are used to actually protect the skin from sunburn. Mineral makeup is also preservative-and-pesticide-free.”
Also, a company that is concerned with animal welfare and well being is much more likely to be eco-friendly, organic, natural – and transparent. For me, the switch to cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics has been great for my conscience but also for my skin!
Beauty without Cruelty
The best part of all this is that you can find cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics that are affordable, easy to use and easy to find. Beauty without Cruelty is dedicated to making products that are kind to the world and everything in it. This means no animal testing and no animal products in any of their cosmetics.
If you’re looking for the perfect mascara, then you’ve come to the right place. You can separate and define lashes with this long lasting, smudge-resistance mascara. And of course we’re talking about full volume and 100 percent vegan. Check out the wide range and find what suits you.
If you’re looking for other vegan cosmetics, we’ve got you ‘covered’. Looking for something but can’t find it on our site? Worry not! Get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to help you out. We’re here to help you make simple and ethical choices.