Skincare that are suitable for vegans should not contain any products of animal origin, including by-products. These products should not include ingredients such as honey, beeswax, gelatin, milk protein, lanolin, squalene, carmine, ambergris and placenta. The vegan community also suggests giving up pearls, silk and snail mucin. Skincare labeled “Vegan” do not have to be all natural. It may contain components synthesized in the laboratory.
How to check the authenticity of vegan skincare?
For starters, cosmetics manufacturers are not required to label their products as vegan. The only thing that companies have to do is to indicate the composition on the packaging, either in accordance with the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI). The easiest way to verify that cosmetics are vegan is to look for the Vegan Society logo on the packaging.
It certifies that the product does not contain ingredients of animal origin, and that neither cosmetics nor their ingredients have been tested on animals. Another marking to look out for is the Leaping Bunny logo. The image of the rabbit indicates that the product was not tested on animals. In addition to the badges, you should look for the certificates themselves on the websites of companies. In addition, manufacturers can create their own logos and put labels like “100% vegan” on packages.
Australian skincare Kirra, responsibly indicates which skincare can be classified as vegan skincare. You can purchase our natural skincare and see for yourself.