Why you should shop ethically for vegan cosmetics
When it comes to buying cosmetics, choosing vegan cosmetics is not only the more ethical option but it can often be the better quality option too. Vegan makeup is becoming more commonplace these days, with most high-street shops choosing to stock them due to pressure from campaigners and a general raising of the public’s awareness of cruelty free makeup brands and manufacturers. Cruelty free products come in all shapes and sizes to, it’s no longer just lipstick and other makeups but things like hair spray and other styling products used to be tested on animals too which not many people were aware of.
Vegan mascara in particular has seen a huge boost in sales after several successful campaigns by some high profile celebrities who have recently got behind the cause. Vegan beauty products usually display clearly their cruelty free credentials so it’s usually pretty easy to spot when you are buying something that has been ethically sourced.
Vegan Cosmetics are often better than their counterparts
The encouraging thing about cosmetics not tested on animals and vegan cosmetics are that they are often found to be better quality that their non cruelty free makeup counterparts. The reason for this is fairly simple to understand, a lot of care goes into the testing of the materials being used which mean a greater level of scrutiny has been carried out on the product during the testing phase. The best cruelty free makeup and cosmetics are ones that are in the mid-tier price bracket. It’s true that you can pay a lot of money for some of the highest quality brands but you do tend to reach the point of diminishing returns when you do this.
Be sure next time that you’re shopping for animal testing free products that you ask the store advisor prior to making your purchase to ensure that you’re definitely getting the right products.
Cruelty Free Cosmetics are easier to find than ever
Cruelty free cosmetics loosely defined are those whose constituent parts have not been tested on animals in any shape or form. In years gone by it was a little difficult to say the least to ensure that you were buying makeup or other cosmetics that had not been tested on animals. Nowadays though, there is little excuse for buying a product that has been tested on animals when there are so many viable alternatives out there. Even cosmetic equipment like vegan makeup brushes are available for purchase, these are brushes that are not made from any form of animal products and compliment vegan and cruelty free items very well.
Cosmetics not tested on animals used to be confined to special sections of stores but are now so common that they have been mingled in with the regular stock in stores. Makeup testing on animals as a practice has been severely shunned by most modern companies, scientifically there is no reason to be carrying out such practices with so many viable alternatives out there for manufacturers to be using, even when things like moisturisers are being tested on skin there are still many cruelty free skin product testing methods that can be used.
Why you should choose cruelty free cosmetics
There are so many reasons to choose cruelty free cosmetics even if you aren’t someone who is particularly passionate about animals in general. I think most people would agree that it’s certainly more ethical to use things like vegan makeup and products like cruelty free shampoo, it literally costs no extra money these days to choose between products. The more consumers are aware of the alternatives out there and the animal free cosmetics options that are available to them, the sooner that we can finally stamp out animal testing practices in general.
Vegan beauty products make excellent gifts too even for non vegans, most people care about their cosmetics being cruelty free too, so it’s a win win! Everyone female that I’ve spoken too would certainly love a cruelty free mascara perhaps as a stocking filler around Christmas time.