Vegan And Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Are On The Rise. Here’s Why

Vegan And Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Are On The Rise. Here's Why
Elizabeth Charters

Health & Beauty Contributor

Jun 08, 2017

Winter has approached and we may associate the season with wearing over-sized jumpers, eating lots of yummy soup until our bellies are full, and wearing stylish boots.

However winter can also have its drawbacks and that includes taking a toll on our skin and reflecting on which makeup products best suit us for this chilly season.

According to vegan.com, in ancient times, women used a mixture of animal fat, starch, and even white lead as an early form of “foundation” to create a desired complexion. These days, vegan and cruelty-free products have proven that they are more than just a trend. Benefits include: keeping an individual’s skin moisturised and healthy, the inclusion of vitamins, minerals which don’t irritate the skin, and products which don’t harm animals.

There is a difference between vegan and cruelty-free products. While most individuals think they are the same, cruelty-free products are any products which have not been tested on animals. More so, vegan products are any items that do not contain animal ingredients or animal derived additives.

While vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics are not the same, they both offer a better skin protection.
Vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics are more than just a trend 

Given our skin absorbs 60% of the products we apply, individuals need to think carefully about which cosmetics benefit their skin most.

Here is a list of the top vegan brands we recommend you try this season. Remember that choosing vegan/cruelty-free products don’t need to be enemies with your wallet. There are lots of products which are affordable as well as having a good life expectancy and being high in quality.

Brands which are both vegan and cruelty-free include:

  • Nabla Cosmetics
  • Inika Organics
  • Lush Cosmetics
  • Kat Von D
  • Hurraw! Lip balms
  • Axiology-Vegan lipstick brand

Cruelty-free with some vegan products, include:

  • NYX
  • Nude by Nature
  • Too Faced
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Hourglass
  • Nars
  • Stila
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty
  • TheBalm
  • ColourPop
  • Klara Cosmetics

There are also parent companies which test on animals which own a cruelty-free/vegan brand, for example The Body Shop products are (cruelty-free) formulated without animal testing or using ingredients derived from an animal. However The Body Shop is owned by parent company L’Oreal and on its website they point out they test cosmetics on animals, but are still fighting overall for the rights of cosmetics to not be tested on animals.

So now you know a bit more about vegan/cruelty-free products, start re-organising your cosmetic and skincare routine with the benefits of vegan/cruelty-free cosmetics, in order to make your skin radiant and healthy this winter.

Check out more beauty stories here:

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By Elizabeth Charters

Health & Beauty Contributor

Elizabeth is a freelance writer, editor and an emerging beauty and film blogger. She has a beauty and skincare qualification and has completed her final semester of her literature degree. Some of her passions include: a love for all things beauty related and staying up-to-date with the latest fashion trends. Check her website at: wanderlustplanetsite.wordpress.com


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