A couple of days back, while watching Legally Blonde, which also questions animal testing and the ethics involved therein, I suddenly realized that people even today feel that animal testing no longer exists and that there are products widely available in the markets which are completely cruelty fee. When we can turn towards vegetarianism,and even vegan out of choice, then why not take care of what we smudge our face with. And why not, if you don't wear animals on your skin, chances are you'd want to make sure even you make-up is without them.
Our skin absorbs over 60 percent of what we put on it, so isn't it just as important as the food we eat?
As a conscious customer, it is but quintessential to know what goes into your make-up. And even if animal by product in your daily moisturizer or shampoo does not bother you., it really is startling to know the atrocities many animals would have gone through, in the name of testing to add that extra sheer to your lipstick. Vegan beauty products are the new age cosmetics to have hit the market.
And if you thought that being vegan you would limit yourself to just earthy colors, and natural tones, there is a news for you. You can have black or pink hair, shiny gloss on your lip in absolutely any color and glittery shadows and is now widely available as more and more manufacturers are aware, consciously.
While natural beauty products commonly have petrochemicals as their major ingredients, vegan items use much restrictions when it comes to ingredients. So not only have they prohibited common ingredients like carmine (one pound is gained by crushing 70,000 beetles!), animal fat is common in soaps, virtually every brand you'd find in malls is a result of animal product.
So when you've gone out of the way and give up on eggs, dairy, meat to show to the world how you care about environment and your own self, why not use good thing son your body?
What vegan cosmetic manufacturers generally use as substitute for animal ingredients are: iron oxides for colors and pigments, coconut and other non-animal derived oils for cleansing and moisturizing, sea slgea and marigold extracts for anti-aging products.
While you can find vegan products online or in stores, they are not as hard to look out for, you just need to widen your attitude. You could try www.amazon.com, www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com, and also outlets like Whole Foods and Pharmaca.
Though buying these products wouldn't really pinch your pockets, do remember, you are using these products that are cruelty free. You can still wear your nail polish and make-up, and also not hurt earth or the animals.