If you are looking for vegan lipstick, you won’t have to look far. Many of today’s top cosmetics companies now offer a variety of cruelty free makeup products that are safe for vegetarians, vegans or anyone interested in living an environmentally friendly and cruelty-free lifestyle. Environmentally conscious women can find vegan lipstick at popular cosmetics retailers such as Beauty Without Cruelty, as well as Vegan Essential Cosmetics.
Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) has been around for nearly 50 years. Founded in 1963 by the trustees of BWC Charitable Trust, an animal welfare organization, BWC manufacture’s and distributes natural, color cosmetics that are not tested on animals nor do the products contain any animal ingredients. Beauty Without Cruelty offers a full line of cruelty-free vegetarian, skin, body, and hair care products made from natural ingredients and organic aroma-therapeutic essential oils.
Beauty Without Cruelty Product Line
Beauty Without Cruelty features color vegan makeup, hair care products, skin products, and body care products that are safe for vegans and vegetarians. The cosmetics line features everything from mascara and eyeliner to eye shadows, blush, lipstick, foundations, and concealers. The hair care line offers shampoos, conditioners, and styling products such as lavender and rosemary-mint-tea tree shampoo and conditioner, Vitamin C products for the face and purifying clay masks, spearmint and citrus bath gels, and Ylang Ylang hand and body lotion.
Beauty Without Cruelty Ingredients
All Beauty Without Cruelty Products feature a special blend of natural ingredients and organic aroma-therapeutic essential oils. Just one example is BWC’s Rosemary-Mint-Tea Tree Conditioner. This product is made from the following ingredients:
Aqua infusion of organic rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), lavandula angustifolia (lavender), and anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile), organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera), cetearyl alcohol, glycerin (vegetable), panthenol (vitamin B factor), stearic acid, organic helianthus annuus seed oil (sunflower), organic simmondsia chinensis seed oil (jojoba), soy protein, biotin (vitamin B factor), hamamelis virginiana extract (witch hazel), organic rosmarinus officinalis essential oil (rosemary), organic mentha piperita essential oil (peppermint), organic melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (tea tree), organic lavandula vera essential oil (highland lavender), organic citrus aurantium essential oil (sweet orange), inositol (vitamin B factor), ethylhexylglycerin, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
Where to Buy Beauty Without Cruelty Products
Beauty Without Cruelty Products may be purchased from your local natural foods retailer, and at some drug stores and vitamin shops. You can also purchase BWC products online directly from the Beauty Without Cruelty website, www.beautywithoutcruelty.com
Vegan Essentials Cosmetics
Vegan Essentials is the largest online vegan store in the country. Founded in 1998 by Courtney and Sue Ernster, Vegan Essentials is also the oldest cruelty free retailer in the U.S. Vegan Essential products are offered both online and at its retail location in Waukesha, WI. The retail location also has the largest selection of cruelty-free items under one roof. The Vegan Essentials product line is so extensive, it would be tough to list them all here, so product categories include vegan and vegetarian products for babies and children, hair care, candles, books, companion animal, supplies, cosmetics, facial and skin care, bath and body, food and sweets, footwear, fragrances and oil, outdoor wear, home products, personal care, accessories, shirts, message items, vitamins, and therapeutics.
Vegan Essentials Cosmetics
Vegan Essentials features vegan and vegetarian cosmetics from A-Z. Shoppers will find foundation and powders, blush, lipstick, lip-gloss, concealers, tinted moisturizers, mascara, cosmetic brushes, makeup removers, nail polish, and hair colorings by companies such as No Miss, Peacekeeper Vegan, ZuZu Luxe, and beauty Without Cruelty. Other brands that can be found at Vegan Essentials include:
Vegan Essentials Facial Care and Skin Care Products
Vegan Essentials sells a wide variety of facial care and skin care products that both vegans and vegetarians will appreciate. Vegan Essentials sells cleansers, toners, scrubs, exfoliants, eye creams, masks, peels, moisturizers and creams, as well as a number of acne medications. Brands include: Earth Therapeutics, Tate’s, Grateful, Earth Science, Nature’s Gate Organics, Blum Naturals, Lamas Botanicals, Jason, Beauty Without Cruelty, and Azida.
Vegan Essentials Statement About Vegan Products
Vegan Essentials does not “wish to offer anything that contains any animal-based ingredients or that has been tested on animals. Period. We’re vegans ourselves, and we have never had any plans to sell anything that is not conforming to vegan standards. You may read an ingredient in a product that sounds like it’s not vegan, but trust us, there are many different ways something can be derived or created, so even if something looks like it might not be vegan or you read that the ingredient is from an animal, you can be sure that the derivative in the product we’re carrying is not from an animal source. It is extremely rare that a company ever changes ingredients to make a vegan product non-vegan, but if this were to happen with something we were carrying, we would immediately discontinue the product and no longer offer it in our store.”
Where to Shop Vegan Essentials
Vegan Essential products can be purchased online at Veganessentials.com or at its retail store in Waukesha, Wisconsin: Vegan Essentials, 1701 Pearl St. Waukesha, WI 53186. You may also purchase items by phone by calling 1-866-88-VEGAN. Products can be shipped all over the world to Spain, Australia, England, New Zealand, Greece, and everywhere in between.