When people think about vegan products, the first thing that comes to mind is perhaps food or clothes. However, veganism also extends to the bath and beauty products. There are a lot of products in this industry that are either tested on animals or composed of animal by-product. Thankfully, as the awareness and impacts of harming animals has been increasing, a lot of companies in the bath and beauty industry are changing the way they do things.
Vegan products are produced without any harm to animals and also don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients. Commonly used animal by-products in beauty products include beeswax, the grease from sheep’s wool which is referred to as Lanolin, a red pigment color derived from crushed cochineal insects called Carmine and Uric Acid from cows.
Switching to vegan products not only saves animals all around the world, but also saves the planet. Since veganism is all about minimizing suffering, vegan companies often use recycled material for their packaging, which results in less waste going into landfills. Anything that people can do to limit the creation of new landfills and minimize the waste that goes into them can make a big impact on our planet.
The added benefit of using vegan products on your skin is that much of the time they are better for your skin than those that contain animal by-products. Many of these ingredients can be harsh and clog your pores instead of clearing them. Because vegan products are made with predominantly plant-derived ingredients, they contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, natural oils and antioxidants to repair and hydrate the skin. These products can give your skin the fuel it needs to say fresh, healthy, vibrant and young.
As you can see, there are many reasons to switch to vegan bath and beauty products. Here at Bela Bath & Beauty we understand the importance of taking care of our planet and we work to reduce the harmful effects that can occur with animal testing and animal-derived ingredients. We never test our products on animals and nearly all Bela Bath & Beauty products are vegan, with the exception of our Goats Milk soaps and our Oatmeal, Milk & Bran soap. We take great pride in sourcing ingredients free from animal by-products, and providing our vegan friends with high quality, yet affordable bath and beauty products.