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May 30, 2019
A Guide to Vegan Beauty

When doing your daily skincare routine, do you ever wonder what you're actually applying to your skin? ūü§Ē

Navigating the landscape of natural beauty can be a bit of a minefield. Products might come with bold claims about being organic, all-natural and cruelty-free, but can the same be said about their individual ingredients?

Time To Be Ingredient Savvy

Lanolin, for example, is a¬†wax secreted by the sebaceous glands of sheep.¬†Squalene¬†is an ingredient extracted from shark liver oil. Both of these are regularly found in moisturising creams.¬†Tallow¬†is a controversial example;¬†an animal fat made from the fatty tissue of deceased animals,¬†regularly used for soaps. Boo! Hiss! ūüĎé

These worrying ingredients can sneak their way into so-called "all-natural" products... It's no surprise that in response to this, more people are doing their research and making more eco-conscious decisions, not just about what they eat and drink, but also with their skincare routine. There's a rapidly growing buzz for Vegan beauty all over the world, and we couldn't be happier about it. 

Ones To Avoid

Lanolin (comes from sheep wool)

Squalene (comes from shark liver oil, not to be confused with squalane from olives)

Tallow (comes from deceased animals) 

Beeswax (from bees...) 

Carmine (comes from insects)

Keratin (comes from the hooves of animals) 

Collagen (comes from animal tissue)

Shellac (resin from insects)

Our Vegan Beauty Edit

Vegan Beauty is something that's always appealed to us, and we're proud to have our own dedicated Vegan collection on our website. We've done the hard work for you and carefully picked out products from brilliant brands like Neighbourhood Botanicals, Evolve and MOA with no hidden surprises!