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What is the difference between Vegan & Cruelty-Free MakeUp ?

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would pop on here to share some important information with you guys. I know that some people think that because a product is cruelty-free, it is automatically vegan.

Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Cruelty-Free defines a makeup product which has never ever been tested on animals from A to Z. This includes the product as a whole but also the ingredients.

For example, people tend to think that L’Oreal is cruelty-free when in fact, the brand has been misleading its customers.

“The Group no longer tests on animal, anywhere in the world, and does not delegate this task to others. An exception could be made if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.” ( taken from L’Oreal website FAQ page ).

For more deception, please check out this amazing post from Cruelty Free Kitty.


A product which hasn’t been tested on animals doesn’t mean that it does not contain animal ingredients such as beeswax.

If you have a look at your packaging and it says : gelatin, guanine or collagen, this product is definitely not Vegan. You would also be able to find vegetarian cosmetics although they are a bit more rare.

If in doubt, just read your makeup labels and look online for more information.

If you want to know more about cruelty-free brands and vegan cosmetics, head on over to Leaping Bunny.

Lots of Kisses

Alicia

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