O, The Oprah Magazine features SpaRitual
If you’re among the million Americans who have banished animal products from the kitchen (and maybe the closet), you likely don’t want them in your makeup bag or shower, either. But are there animal derived ingredients in your lip gloss or shampoo? Quite possibly, says cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson. At least a dozen commonly used cosmetic ingredients have animal origins, including beeswax, lanolin, why proteins and carmine, as well as certain animal derived forms of Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid, lactic acid, peptides, and glycerin. A vegan beauty product should include none of these ingredients – but because there’s no federal standard for labels, you must read the ingredient list to be sure. In most cases, “vegan” also means that the product wasn’t tested on animals (check the fine print, or call the company). We found a few vegan products even carnivores we love: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Baked, 100% Pure French Lavendar Hand Buttercream, SpaRitual nail lacquers, and Juicy Beauty Purely Kissable Lip Color.
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Source: O, The Oprah Magazine