CategorySkincare

7 Beeswax Substitutes for Skin and Hair Products (Vegan Friendly)

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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, but 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. I’ll go through each of your options, and what each is best used for. Note that...

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...

The 5 Best Vegan Moisturizers With SPF in 2019

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If you’re here, you already know that sunscreen is a good thing. So I won’t waste any time trying to convince you. But most sunscreens are not vegan, and some of the ones that are will leave you with dry skin. That’s why I set out to find the best vegan moisturizers that have a decent SPF level. All-in-one protection, that also doesn’t smell bad, leave chalky residue, or cause any other skin...

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...

Is Carmex Lip Balm Vegan and Cruelty-Free?

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Carmex is one of a handful of popular lip balms that most people have heard of. It’s easy to find at drug stores, but unfortunately, Carmex is not vegan. What’s the alternative? There are many great lip balms that are 100% cruelty-free and vegan. Here’s my guide to the top 5 vegan and cruelty-free lip balms if you’d like to check it out. Why Isn’t Carmex Vegan-Friendly? If...

Is ChapStick Vegan and Cruelty-Free?

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ChapStick is the original big brand when it comes to lip balm. Unfortunately, their products aren’t vegan, for a few different reasons. I’ll break them down here, but the final answer is no, ChapStick is not vegan, and it’s not cruelty-free. There are 2 things we need to look at: animal testing, and ingredients. First, Does ChapStick Test on Animals? There are 2 levels to this. One is whether or...

Is EOS Lip Balm Vegan and Cruelty-Free?

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Evolution of Smooth (EOS) is a very popular lip balm manufacturer, known for their cool little lip balm spheres. I’ve got some potentially good news and some bad news for you… Most EOS lip balms are not vegan, but some are. The answer for you will also depend on how you feel about animal testing. Basically, EOS has been clear that their company themselves does not test on animals, but due...

Is Nivea Lip Balm Vegan and Cruelty-Free?

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Nivea is a very popular brand for lip balm, but no, their products are not vegan (at least not currently). The biggest issue is that they likely test on animals, which is a deal-breaker. Many of their products also contain beeswax. For example, here’s an extract from their moisture lip care lip balm ingredients: … Beeswax, Glycerin, Water, Fragrance And beeswax is clearly not vegan. The...

The 5 Best Cruelty-Free Vegan Lip Balms For Men and Women

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A few weeks ago, I realized I desperately needed a new lip balm. It got a lot colder and my lips were getting dry and cracked. When I looked for one in my local drugstore, every single one was not vegan. There were 3 main issues that I found: Beeswax (clearly not vegan) Lanolin (from sheep’s wool, not vegan). Some colorings are tested on animals Basically, 90% of lip balm out there is not...