What is Veganism?
Veganism, the practice of not consuming any animal-derived products, isn’t just about food; it’s a lifestyle! Some vegans choose to limit their restrictions to their diet. But more so now than ever before, vegans are choosing to remove animal products from every area of their life. You can now find vegan cleaning products, vegan leather goods, and of course, vegan skincare. How is ‘vegan skincare’ defined? Let’s look at some of the top authorities on vegan beauty for more information.
What is Vegan-Friendly Skincare?
Vegan-friendly skincare eliminates all animal-derived ingredients from its formulas. Not sure what that means? No worries; it’s not always easy to tell! Vegan skincare is made from plant-based ingredients, minerals, and safe synthetic ingredients. Looking to avoid animal products in skincare but don't have hours to spend scanning ingredient lists? These three independent certification organizations put a 'vegan' stamp on thoroughly vetted products:
PETA offers two stamps: 'cruelty-free' and 'vegan'.
The Vegan Society allows qualifying brands to bear its trademark.
Choose Cruelty Free provides a list of all Australian vegan beauty brands.
Other Important Notes
It’s important to note that while not all vegan products bear these stamps, such marks can be helpful in general when you’re choosing products. For more information on animal-sourced ingredients, refer to PETA’s comprehensive list of ingredients to watch out for. We also have a full section on our site that’s devoted to vegan products to make your shopping experience easy and animal-friendly. These are only small resources, but they can be helpful in making your best choices when trying to curate an ethical beauty routine.