Going vegan is definitely more than food. Having a vegan lifestyle is much more important. But how do you know whether a particular brand is vegan or not?
There are two factors to know whether a brand is vegan or not.
- It can’t be tested on animals
- It can’t contain animal ingredients
Animal testing is an incredibly cruel practice. The animals normally are not sedated at all, and they’re subjected to invasive, painful procedures. The worst part? Animal testing doesn’t really tell us a lot about how safe a product is for humans. In fact, it’s so cruel and inaccurate that more and more places are banning the practice.
In case of ingredients, some of the ingredients are very easy to spot like beeswax, goat milk and many more. But there might be derivatives which are hard to spot. To make sure you know what the derivatives are, go check out this link by PETA to check out how extensively animal products are being used. Read More>>
Your best bet is to look for products labeled cruelty free or contact your favorite companies and ask them whether they use animal ingredients.
One of the easiest ways to shop for cruelty free cosmetics is to look for the Leaping Bunny on labels. Many vegan cosmetics brands have ponied up for this third-party certification. If you see that bunny, you are good. Easy peasy!
You can also make many effective vegan based DIY products. Below are some of the most effective vegan recipes.
DIY Vegan Sugar scrub for plump and pink lips
3 tbsp of any granulated sugar
1 tsp of your favourite oil
1 tsp of lemon juice
Mix all these ingredients together and massage it in circular motion over your lips for beautiful plump lips.
DIY Vegan Face Exfoliator
1tsp of turmeric
1/4 cup of organic cane sugar
1 tbsp of coconut oil.
Mix all of these together and gently rub it onto your face and wash off after a few minutes.
DIY Vegan Face Mask
½ cucumber (grated)
2-3 mint leaves
Blend all these ingredients together and apply it onto your skin and wait till it dries.
There is nothing more beneficial than natural alternatives. Because, hey! Packaged skincare products are overrated.