Are you a green beauty geek doing the most to do the least amount of harm? We LOVE that. However, sometimes it can be annoying to sift through labels and ingredients in a store with lots of different items to find out which ones fit your ethics and lifestyle. Luckily, this Sugarhouse day spa has lots of options when it comes to luxury beauty for our vegan vixens. Just for you, we've created this handy guide to the very best products that are cruelty free, vegan, or both.
What's the difference between vegan and cruelty-free?
A company may be cruelty-free, thought that doesn't necessarily mean it's vegan. Vegan, as you most likely know, means there are absolutely no animal byproducts used in any of the products. Cruelty-free can be a little trickier to define. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers the Leaping Bunny Logo to companies producing cruelty-free cosmetic, personal care, and household products. Cruelty-free in these terms means they do not test on animals, directly or indirectly, and they are not owned by any parent companies that test on animals. This also means that they won't sell their product in areas where it is required for cosmetics company to test their products on animals.
How do I know if a product is vegan or cruelty-free?
We've assembled a list of products below that can boast about this goodness, but a good key phrase to look for is Leaping Bunny Certified. You've most likely seen this symbol of the rabbit leaping through the oval on the back of many products before. Always keep your eyes peeled for that little leaping bunny on your products!
Fun Fact- Earlier this year, the Governor of California Jerry Brown signed a bill that prohibits manufacturers to import or sell any cosmetic product that was developed or made using an animal test, if the test occurs after the law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Hopefully, many states will follow in California's steps to make our country's cosmetics industry friendlier.
This esthetician skin care line is both cruelty free and vegan. If you are struggling with problem skin Glymed is where its at. Try their Age Management Gentle Face Wash.
Jane Iredale is a cruelty free company, meaning MOST of their products are also vegan, but there are a few products that contain carmine, beeswax or royal jelly (also derived from bees). Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer is a crowd pleaser and its a great vegan option from Jane.
Oribe is 100% vegan and cruelty free! All products are luxury hair care that you can feel good about.
KAVA is a local Utah brand thats crulety free and vegan, triple threat on ethical beauty products in our opinion. We love their Sea Lights purple shampoo, it works like a charm to bust the brass and it's totally affordable.
ColorProof is THE color care authority. This is a complete line of professional luxury products designed exclusively for color-treated hair, and you guessed it, they're vegan and cruelty free. If you hair needs some TLC, try their Super Rich Daily Intensive Care Treatment. This leave-in conditioner is rich enough to deliver and rebalance moisture deep within while leaving hair clean and without added weight. It adds color and heat protection and seals in moisture at the cuticle.
Earthly Body is and amazingly ethical and clean brand, vegan and cruelty free. They own Marakesh hair which is their luxury hair care brand. Our friends at Earthly Body are also Leaping Bunny Certified.
Earthly Body also has a line of CBD wellness products as well! The CBD Soothing Serum is one of our faves. The Marakesh Split End Mender is a gem in their hair product arsenal, but you really cannot go wrong with Earthly Body. They have something for every...body!
Posted by Liz Venuto