We knew when we saw that Brown Earth natural and organic vegan and cruelty-free skin products was certified by the Vegan Society that they took their commitment to animals seriously. The only way to get that certification is to be completely free of animal ingredients and animal testing, and Brown Earth is clearly proud that they are free of both! They proudly announce on their website that, not only do they “NEVER test products on animals, nor do we use ingredients from animal sources,” they work to secure as many fairly traded ingredients as possible.
Brown Earth natural and organic vegan and cruelty-free skin products all have a base of moisturizing Shea butter, with blends of all kinds of beneficial and skin-nourishing minerals, essential oils and botanicals. Brown Earth uses 100% pure whipped Shea butter in all of their products because of the superior moisturizing properties contained within Shea butter. The reason for using Shea butter in all of their products, says Brown Earth, is because it has what is called a large healing fraction. The healing fraction is decided by the ability to moisturize and heal. While most seed oils contain a healing fraction of 1% or less, Shea butter contains a healing fraction of anywhere from 5% to 17%, depending on the source. Because of this, Shea butter is excellent for a wide range of skin problems such as wrinkles, sunburns, eczema, insect bites, allergies and other irritating dermatitis issues.
Because Brown Earth is committed to only the purest natural ingredients in their products, they refuse to use harsh chemicals commonly found in other skin care products such as ethoxylate emulsifiers, sodium laureth sulfate, parabens, mineral oil, silicones and petroleum jelly. It is this commitment to quality and excellence that has led Brown Earth to win a multitude of awards including the 2006 Natural Beauty Award, and the 2005 and 2007 Natural and Organic awards for Best Non-Food Product.
Brown Earth carries a complete line of vegan, cruelty-free skin care products including body cream, bar soap, shower gel, skin exfoliator and lip balm. Their body cream contains an impressive 3-butter lineup, including mango, cocoa and Shea. All three are known for their excellent moisturizing and healing properties and are sure to heal some of the toughest skin issues. Their renewing body exfoliators come in two options, mango and coconut. Both contain the company’s signature ingredient of Shea butter, skin-renewing sugar (vegan, of course!), and a moisturizing oil base of sweet almond.
To learn more about Brown Earth vegan, cruelty-free skin care products, visit their website.