Is vegan makeup better?

So, is vegan makeup better?

This is the exact question that I find myself asking when I first got started. The truth is: nobody can answer it except You.

Because it really depends! Using makeup alone is a choice - what more choosing vegan makeup over all the others!

What i can say is, makeup can be made without animal products! Apart from flowers, spices and herbs, most makeup ingredients depend solely on botanicals such as 

  • corn
  • coconut
  • olive
  • wheat
  • sugar cane
  • rice
  • palm (I highly recommend that you purchase from ethical sources)

So, is vegan makeup better? I would say yes, it is! There is no need to use any animals or do any tests on them.

By the way, if you are just getting started with vegan makeup, I thought you might like to know that there are many types of vegan makeup:

How is vegan makeup better than others?

Vegan makeup could be better than other types of makeup because:

  • there are no animal products
  • no tests made on animals
  • made with only botanicals
  • may contain synthetic replica materials 
  • may be packaged in biodegradable materials
  • do not contain ingredients that harm the sea creatures
  • can be Halal-compliant
  • can be Earth-friendly

I am only very concern of 2 things when comes to vegan makeup:

  • that vegan makeup may sound safe, natural and promising but if the Founder chose to use paraffin products then that's not considered clean
  • using synthetic replica materials that mimic the original ones - if it's made from plants, it's fine but from other sources, then it won't be natural and organic anymore

Who is vegan makeup for?

Actually, vegan makeup is made for anyone who is against animal cruelty. And it doesn't even matter if you are a vegetarian or not!

People with allergies and sensitive skin usually prefer vegan cosmetics. Vegan skincare and makeup contain much lesser ingredients compared to other types of cosmetics. 

Vegan makeup formulators usually follow the KISS method - Keep It Simple, Silly!. And because we cannot use animal products, we are forced to look only at botanicals and natural materials.

So, is vegan makeup better? Again, I would say Yes!

Unfortunately, sometimes not all vegan cosmetics are completely safe for people with allergies or sensitive skin.

  • Some people cannot use products with alcohol as it will make their skin more dry.
  • Some people cannot use products with essential oils because of the allergen content. 
  • Babies and young children cannot use products meant for adults.

So, if you are not sure, test it out first!

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