Are vegans trending in cosmetics as well as diet? Hurray!
“Beauty follows food because we use a lot of the same ingredients,” said Tata Harper, the founder of a namesake natural beauty brand that’s predominantly vegan. “If they’re good to ingest, then they’re typically great to apply topically.”
Interesting to note that there can be a difference between vegan and cruelty-free. Or a product can be both.
I was shocked to see what animal-derived ingredients can be found in beauty products besides the common ones. How about "squalene (shark liver oil), carmine (crushed-up beetles), gelatin (cow or pig bones, tendons or ligaments), allantoin (cow urine), ambergris (whale vomit) and placenta (sheep organs)."
Nice to see that less animal testing is being done as well!