It seems every one wants Vegan. Vegan food, clothes and even cosmetics. So I did a bit of research on vegan ingredients. I was shocked to find out these ingredients may not be vegan. The term “vegan” is not regulated. It usually refers to products that do not contain any animal products and they are “Cruelty Free”. However, cruelty free cosmetics are not the same as vegan. Cruelty free means that the products are not tested on animals but does not mean that they are free from animal products.
Not all vegan products are organic or natural so one cannot assume. You need to look for both specifications on the label or packaging. Many of these ingredients may not be derived from a plant source. Here are some non-vegan ingredients to watch out for.
▪ Hyaluronic acid
▪ Pearl powder
▪ Silk derivitives
▪ Whey/milk products
Vegan Brands that provide some or all vegan products.
The website says they are vegan. They state “No animals were hurt for their fur and no animals were hurt for any of our ingredients (the only animal ingredient we use is cruelty free honey).”
The majority of their products are vegan. They only animal bi-product in their forumulas is organic beeswax found in their lipsticks, pencils liners and mascara.
Nearly all of their products are vegan. There are a few colors that contain carmine but they list it on the website. The company is dedicated to animal right and ethical treatment of animals.
Most products are vegan. In fact, there are not only a few classic products that use sustainably sourced bees wax. They have stopped using it. See comment below for more information.
Their mission is to have ethical, cruelty-free products. Their color cosmetics are suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike.
This line of makeup is made with vegan-approved formulas that are cruelty-free. Nocturne mascara is the only product in the entire line that is not vegan. Their brushes are also vegan.
All their products are vegan. Ecco Bella provides cruelty-free organic cosmetics and natural skin care products to help conserve the planet and protect its animals.
They do not use any animal derived ingredients in any of their cosmetic products as stated in the service dog letter. All of Emani makeup brushes are entirely free of animal hairs and they never tests on animals. Emani is Peta-Certified.
Jane Iredale has some vegan products and provides a list of products on her website that contains carmine, beeswax, royal jelly and lanolin-based ingredients.
RMS Beauty has some vegan products, but not all their products are vegan. The website says they use beeswax in some of their formulas.
All Zuzu Luxe products are vegan and gluten free.