People deciding to become vegan is slowly increasing (YIPEE) and guess what hopefully vegan makeup is going to catch up fast, which is going to be a great thing as the positives outweigh the negatives of using vegan products.
There are sooo many reasons and benefits of why you should switch to vegan makeup, so below I’ve listed few of the many goodnesses of switching.
Are you undecided on switching? Well then what are you waiting for let one of the reasons below make your mind up for good!
Lets crack on!
Safer and better ingredients
One of the positives about vegan makeup is that they don’t contain any long lettered ingredients which you can’t pronounce or haven’t ever heard of, and they contain less toxic ingredients.
Most vegan makeup are free from ingredients such as Parabens which are nasty chemicals that can be absorbed into the skin, causing harm after prolonged usage.
I bet you didn’t know that in non-vegan makeup products ingredients such as shark liver is used. Yeah really! It’s known as squalene. It doesn’t stop there, an ingredient deprived from the linings of whales known as ambergris are also commonly used. Now if that doesn’t make you disgusted and sad (for how the animals are treated) then I don’t know what is.
Natural ingredients are mostly used
On to the next reason to switch, in vegan makeup natural ingredients are largely used such as essential oils and aloe vera. As natural ingredients are used most products are high in vitamins which is really beneficial for your skin.
Ingredients such as argon oil helps to soothe the skin which improves the skins texture and tone, whilst avacado oil provide the skin with hydration making it appear soft and smooth as well as refreshed. Who wouldn’t want a nice touch to their skin!
Don’t test on animals
Products that are vegan and cruelty free mean that they haven’t and won’t test on animals. Weeeheee! The thing is they don’t need to test on animals as there are reliable alternatives instead, which are going to be discussed a little further on.
Where was I, oh yh, animals are sadly being tortured, blinded and left to die in pain after being tested on. They are literally being bred and born to live in pain. It’s just appalling!
Oh and did I mention animals have different reactions to us humans! This definitely shows alternatives should be in place.
Various animals are used which include not just rats and mices, but dogs, bunnies or rabbits, cats, primates and other creatures.The thing is if more and more people start to buy vegan and cruelty free products, in other words they become high in demand then animal testing will slowly start to decrease which is more than great isn’t it!
Luckily there are products out there that don’t hurt these poor creatures as ingredients can be checked without the need of pain in other ways such as in-vitro methods and computer modelling.
In vitro is a method where tests are done using human cells and tissues. Computer modelling is when computers are used to imitate the human biology and see how the human body reacts to different drugs.
If you want to learn more on the alternatives then click here!
Great for the environment
Jumping onto the next reason which is it’s great for the environment. You probably wondering how? Well let me tell you. As no bad chemicals are used there is no need of things like extraction which is how some ingredients are removed. Greenhouse gases are also released in the process effecting the environment drastically.
Most often vegan products use recycled products to make their packaging, so that’s a little less mess going to the landfills. And less valuable materials being wasted like tress. YAY!!! That’s a start.
Hundreds of excellent vegan and cruelty free brands
Last but not least, (actually there’s still many other reasons out there) there are sooo many and I mean sooo many vegan and cruelty free brands out there, that I’m sure you’ll find your perfect alternative makeup.
Examples of vegan and cruelty free brands include inika and Fenty but don’t worry as there are many more. If you want to read more on vegan and cruelty free brands then you can by visiting the link below which includes a few of the amazing brands out there and a little about them.
Are you thinking to switch to vegan cosmetics or if you have already, what made you switch let us know in the comments. Or if you have any questions don’t be afraid to drop them down below.
Have a great day and stay safe!🙂