A Cruelty-Free Make up product is a product that has not been tested on animals. This means these is no form of animal testing at any point in the creation of a brands products. It’s common for companies to not test the final product on animals, but to test it along the way or to use ingredients that have been tested on animals by a third-party – it is important to know the difference of not being tested on animals at all or the end product not being tested on animals.
However, a product can be cruelty-free and not be vegan. It can also be vegan and not be cruelty-free. Many people assume that “vegan make up” means that the product is also free from animal testing – this is unfortunately no true.
A make up product that is vegan does not contain any animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients, for example honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, albumen, carmine, cholesterol, gelatin, and many others.
Vegan make up products range from complexion products just as primers, bronzers, powders and foundations to blushers and both eye and lip makeup. Vegan Eye make up products include eye shadows, eye pencils, brow & lash treatments, mascara and a lot more. Lip products include lip pencils, lipstick, lip gloss, lip balms and more.
Replacing your products with vegan alternatives, even if it’s just a few items, can have a massive impact on the environment and the overall animal consumption. The ingredients you put on your skin really matter and hence it is best to combine vegan and cruelty-free with natural and organic and get the best ingredients to make the most safe, effective and long lasting beauty products possible.