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Vegan Skincare Ingredients

PETA offers two stamps: 'cruelty-free' and 'vegan'.
What is the difference between 'cruelty-free' and 'vegan'?
Vegan and Cruelty Free Ingredients
Skincare ingredients and products that was not tested on animals are labeled "cruelty-free".
Lanolin is a wax taken from the wool of sheep. Lanolin is a wonderful natural moisturizer for skin, nails and hair. If lanolin is in a skincare product, the product is cruelty-free, but it is not vegan-friendly.
Beeswax is produced by bees. It is cruelty-free, but not vegan.
Milk used in skincare is cruelty-free, but not vegan.
Hyaluronic acid initially was derived only by extraction from rooster combs. Now it is created by bacterial fermentation. It is cruelty-free and vegan.
Vegan-friendly skincare uses only not animal-derived ingredients. Vegan skincare uses ingredients that are made from plants and minerals, as well as safe synthetic ingredients.

Aqua

Aqua - drop of life

Deionized water is a great solvent and carrier in skin care products. It is a liquid substance that is capable of dissolving other ingredients that would otherwise be difficult to incorporate into the desired cosmetic. And it is a carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective and beneficial to skin.

Vital Balance Hydrant Toner

 

 

 

Carbomer

Carbomer

Carbomer* is vegan, man-made ingredient. Most things that go into your cosmetics and toiletries were originally intended for another purpose altogether and got pressed into service by formulators.  But carbomer was always intended for skin products. It stabilizes the formulation and gives it texture. It is thickening agents that help control the viscosity, it helps distribute and suspend insoluble solids into liquid, and prevent the oil and liquid parts of a solution from separating. It has the ability to absorb and retain water, and can swell up to 1000 times their original volume when dispersed in water.

Man Made

Aloe Azulene Soothing Mask, ALA Peptide Eye Cream, Vital Hydrant TonerBrightening Luminous Peptide Serum, Marine Moisturizer, Sage & Citrus Moisturizer, Ultra Soy Peptide Cream

*EWG

 

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate -  a naturally occurring ester of benzoic acidC12-15 Alkyl Benzoate is a naturally occurring ester of benzoic acid. It is an incredible emollient, which helps to soft and smooth the skin. It is an antimicrobial agent and a preservative. Benzoic acid is a white crystalline acid found naturally in benzoin (balsamic resin obtained from the bark of several species of trees in the genus Styrax), cranberries, and coconut oil. It is extremely safe and very beneficial for the skin.

 

 

 

Polysorbates

PolysorbatesPolysrbates derived from lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid found mainly in coconut oil.  Great soothing, calming and lubricating properties.

 Aloe & Azulene Soothing Mask , ALA Peptide Eye Cream, Brightening Luminous Peptide Serum, Papaya & Pumpkin Brightening Mask, Marine MoisturizerVital Balance Hydrant Toner 

 

Peptides

Peptides Anti-Aging Skincare
  

The more Peptides the better!

Peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits. Proteins and peptides are fundamental components of cells that carry out important biological functions. Proteins are formed from one or more polypeptides joined together. Peptides are among of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients... and here is more

 

 

 

 

Sea Salt 

Sea Salt contains magnificent minerals and nutrients that are very beneficial to the skin

Sea Salt as a skincare ingredient does not go through the same manufacturing processes as table salt. It contains magnificent minerals and nutrients from the sea that are very beneficial to the skin. Sea Salt contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. Sea Salt helps to cleanse and minimize pores. It has antiseptic effect. It helps to balance oil production, helps to combat fluid retention, has anti-inflammatory qualities and slows the ageing process (magnesium and calcium). It helps to balance moisture in the skin (potassium) and softens the skin.

Vital Balance Hydrant Toner

 

 

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid - Natural Fatty Acid

Stearic Acid is a natural fatty acid found in vegetable fats. It is great emulsifier, wonderful emollient and skin replenishing ingredient. It has been shown to protect skin's surface against water loss and help shore up skin's protective barrier. 

 

 

 

 

Polyacrylamide

Vegan ingredient with great lubricating properties Vegan ingredient that creates a thin film on skin that moisturizes and binds water in. Has lubricating properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *PaulasChoice