CategoryBeauty

The Best Vegan Zero Waste Floss Options

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I have some bad news. I’ve been looking everywhere, and vegan floss that is also zero waste doesn’t exist, at least not yet. Zero waste flosses all contain either silk or beeswax (be careful of silk flosses saying “vegan”, which only refers to the wax coating, it’s very deceptive). Vegan flosses all seem to be made of plastic, and coated with vegan materials. The closest you can get to...

Is Shaving Cream Vegan?

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Most popular shaving creams are not vegan, this includes brands like Barbasol. I’ll go over the most common reasons here. Common Reasons that Shaving Cream Isn’t Vegan Many shaving cream brands test on animals, which automatically rules them out from being vegan. On top of that, there are a few non-vegan ingredients to look out for: Stearic acid – This can be derived from plant or...

Is Barbasol Shaving Cream Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Many shaving cream companies test on animals. Fortunately, Barbasol makes it clear that they do not: Never! We are pleased to say that we don’t test our products on animals. That’s a good start, but it doesn’t necessarily make their products vegan. A quick glance at the ingredients in any Barbasol shaving cream gives me some concern. Ingredients in Barbasol Shaving Cream Here’s what’s in the...

20 Animal Rights Tattoos for Inspiration

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I’ve gathered a collection of animal rights and vegan tattoos that I’ve found on various other sites. I thought it’d be convenient to have them in one place. Hopefully they can give you some inspiration for any future tattoos. (Source) A minimalist, cute, and powerful message all in one small tattoo. This is probably my favorite of all the ones I found. (Source) “Cows are pals” – A cute...

Is Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Vegan?

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It’s not immediately clear if Johnson’s baby shampoo is vegan based on the ingredients list: Water (Eau)*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine*, Decyl Glucoside*, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate*, Lauryl Glucoside*, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Glycerin*, Citric Acid*, Sodium Benzoate, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate*, Parfum, Polyquaternium-10, Disodium EDTA. The majority of these are made in a lab...

Is Baby Powder Vegan? (Sometimes it is…)

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Baby powder is typically incredibly simple, with only one or two ingredients. The main ones you’ll see are: Talcum powder (or Talc) Corn starch Fragrance Talcum powder is derived from rock deposits, corn starch is obviously from corn, and fragrance is typically a mixture of plants to add a scent. No animal products in sight – yay. But, many companies that manufacture baby powder also...

7 Beeswax Substitutes for Skin and Hair Products (Vegan)

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The best substitute for beeswax depends on what you’re making. While they can all be substituted for each other in a pinch, some do better in different situations. Some alternatives are better for hair products, while others are better for skin products (i.e. lotions and soaps), and some are better for lip balms or candles. I’ll go through each of your options, and what each is best used for...

Is Crest Toothpaste Vegan? (Are the Pork Claims True?)

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Go on certain forums, and you’ll see claims that Crest contains pork, and isn’t vegan. So I wanted to find out once and for all. Why Crest Might Not Be Vegan I examined all the ingredients in various Crest toothpastes (we’ll go over them in a bit), and I had 3 main concerns: Glycerin – Glycerin can come from animal sources (like pork) or from plant sources. Only Crest would know...

Is Vaseline Vegan? And is it Tested on Animals?

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Vaseline, called petroleum jelly in some cases, comes from petroleum (i.e. oil). It’s a goopy substance that’s often used as lip balm (although there are better vegan lip balms) and generally for lubrication. Many people claim that Vaseline is not vegan, but I find their arguments lackluster. I’ll explain why in this post. Why Do Some People Say Vaseline is Not Vegan? Let’s start with what most...

My Eco Lips Vegan Lip Balm Review

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(See pricing on Amazon) Flavors: Lemon-Lime, Superfruit, Sweet Mint Eco Lips is a popular lip balm made specifically to be vegan-friendly. Personally, it’s my pick for best overall vegan lip balm, because every aspect of the product is strong. I’d like to go into more detail about it here in this review. Ingredient Quality and Effectiveness Let’s start by taking a look at the...