It is astonishing how many beauty products aren’t vegetarian (let alone vegan); products that you would never in a million years think would have animal products in them. So if you are taking care to use vegan makeup or vegan beauty products (or vegetarian makeup or beauty products), it can be hard to be sure that a particular makeup or beauty product really is vegan or vegetarian.
This page contains a list of products that are surpisingly not vegetarian or vegan, both within the article, and in the comments (keep those comments coming!)
Please add your finds of beauty products that aren’t vegetarian in the comments below!
To get us started:
Avon – uses carmine, which is made from the shells of the cochineal beetle
Burt’s Bees – uses carmine
Too Faced – their Lip Injection Extreme is made from marine sponge (sponges are actually animals, not plants), and also contains collegen (source unknown, but almost always an animal source).