Vegan diets are becoming more and more popular, and increasing numbers of people are choosing to adopt a vegan lifestyle fully. This means they not only don’t eat foods that include animal products, but they also choose clothing, household products and beauty products that are free from animal ingredients.
To ensure the beauty products you are using are vegan, check the ingredients listed are all from natural origin and are not tested on animals. Look for the Leaping Bunny logo to ensure the product is cruelty free and always visit the company’s website for more information.
Plant based fragrance oils
While plant based fragrant oils can be more expensive than regular perfumes, they are more concentrated, so you don’t need to use as much each time to wear it. Only a dab will keep you smelling fresh throughout the day. Always read the packaging to be 100% sure, but many oil based fragrances are vegan as they only use ingredients derived from natural, raw botanical sources and they contain pure essential oils.
You should also check out my Wild natural deodorant review for a plant-based deodorant that's also zero-waste!
Synthetic make-up brushes
This might not be something you have considered, but always make sure the make-up brush you are using is animal hair free. High-tech synthetic fibres actually perform just as well, if not better than animal hair brushes. Not only are they easier to clean but they actually repel bacteria better than animal hair does. Those allergic to certain animals should also avoid these brushes and choose synthetic make-up brushes.
A non-leather make-up bag
If you are adopting a vegan lifestyle, this is more than just not eating animal products, but you should be fully adopting vegan values. This includes avoiding any clothes, products or make-up that is made using animal products. You might already but avoiding leather shoes and handbags, but you should also ensure your make-up bag is non-leather if you want to commit to veganism fully.
Many mineral foundations are vegan as they use natural pigments and minerals that actually work with your skin, not against it. They still provide full coverage for your skin, without clogging your pores and some even have healing properties for problem skin. Before you buy, always check the ingredients list to ensure they are all of natural origin, and are vegan and cruelty free. Choose a natural skincare brand such as Tropic Skincare who offer a mineral foundation that is powered by intelligent, active botanical extracts of oil leaf, sea buckthorn, and vitamin e.
Beeswax free mascara
Some vegans do use honey and beeswax, however others choose to avoid it as it is the result of human’s taking advantage of another species. According to PETA, some farmers at larger bee farms cut off the queen bee’s wings to prevent her from leaving the colony. You might not realise how many mascaras actually contain beeswax, but you should always read the label carefully if you want to avoid it. Don’t be afraid to contact the company and if they don’t give you a simple answer such as “we are 100% vegan!”, then perhaps seek out an alternative.
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