Animal friendly alternatives to everyday beauty products

This is Part II of 5 beauty products that contain animal products. Read Part I first! After I wrote the post, I wanted to dive deeper into what you can do to replace these items in a bathroom/makeup bag.

  1. Perfume – we talked about how some perfumes contain castoreum, a beaver secretion. Research your perfume before hand! Many perfumes use synthetic castoreum which is great! This perfume ingredient list was extremely helpful in determining what could be in your perfume based on the key notes.
  2. Nail Polish – buy without guanine, (fish scales)! Ask your salon what brands they carry before your mani/pedi. Companies like Wet n wild and NCLA are both cruelty free options.
  3. Lipstick – beetles may be tinting your favorite lipstick- yikes! Pacifica and Kat Von D are two of my favorite brands that offer vegan lipsticks.
  4. Moisturizing Serums – with many moisturizing serums containing Hyaluronic Acid this was a difficult one. I have suffered for years from skin issues; acne, rosacea, unevenness and redness. Hyaluronic Acid has always improved my skin color and any acnes scars. Youth to the People is a brand that is using  100% Vegan ingredients for their hyaluronic acid. I can’t wait to try this!
  5. Shampoo – can contain so many animal products, but luckily there are amazing solutions. Only Buy Vegan did an extensive write-up on these. I personally will be testing out the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo. For blondes out there that are looking to tone down brassy tones, I would recommend ORIBE Bright Blonde Shampoo.

Personally, I have found the process of researching vegan products quite daunting. Even with the amount of information out there, there is so much to take in and keep in mind when making mindful decisions shopping. I hope these posts help you as much as they are helping me!