Why Vegan Products?
I think it is important to recognise and support companies who are ‘ACTIVE’ in not just by making money. I would much prefer spending my hard earned income in companies who support a cause, give back, or have a mission that helps the world in some way or another. Wouldn’t you?
Plus… Why would you choose a product that’s been tested on animals when nowaday there is such a wide range of products that are cruelty free. Animals fill our lives with joy and laughter, and should therefore never be part of a beauty product.
Which brands to go for..
Well, it’s up to you! Here are a few brands which I have tried and would definitely recommend.
I am going to start with the least expensive…
Price: Some as little as £1 … BARGAIN!
As people are becoming more aware and veganism continues to grow in popularity, Superdrug has got on board and created a whole range of cruelty free products which are suitable for vegans. Makeup, skincare, haircare, grooming and beauty accessories!
Price: Around £6.50
A little bit scary from the outside but once you venture in, the place is like Christmas! You walk in and you just want to buy everything!
This company has plenty of vegan and cruelty free products. Where possible, Lush makes products into solid form to negate the need for packaging and preservatives. Almost 50% of its products are ‘NAKED’.
NOTE: Not all products are vegan! Make sure you get some advice before you buy.
Now, let’s take a closer look…This company does a hell of a lot for our environment. In 2007 Lush launched a campaign called the ‘Charity Pot’.
The Charity Pot is a plant-based body lotion and with every pot sold 100% of profits is donated to a number of charitable organizations. Yes, that’s right 100%! Since launching the Charity Pot program, Lush has donated more than $10,000,000 to over 850 grassroots charities in 42 countries. Isn’t that amazing?!
Price: Around £15 – £20
I do love this brand! The design of the product from start to finish is very luxurious and pretty to the eye.
The products are all sulphate and paraben free. The ingredients used are to a very high standards and of course, they are all vegan, cruelty free and packaging can be recycled.
Maria Nila supports the project Taking Groot. Taking Groot collaborates with farmers in some of the poorest parts of the world for reforestation of forests. Every time you buy a Maria Nila product, you contribute to the planting of new trees in South America.
Price: Around £20. Expensive but worth it!
I have worked with Kevin Murphy products in the past. It is a professional salon brand that has a no animal testing policy. All the products are sulphate and paraben free.
The company also cares about the environment. All of their products are biodegradable and packaging is 100% recyclable.
They don’t offer as many vegan products as other brands but the ones that they do have are fantastic.
It is time to ditch the bad stuff!