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Natural Cosmetics Between Cruelty Free and Vegan

Natural cosmetics and its secrets

Getting free in the varied world of natural cosmetics isn’t easy, especially if you are starting out. It isn’t uncommon in this sector to find labels such as vegan or cruelty free on packaging and often believe that they are synonymous with each other. So it is not.
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Products labeled as vegan are characterized by the fact that inside they don’t contain any ingredient of origin and/or produced by animals.
A vegan product is not automatically cruelty free, if it’s it must be explicitly indicated.
Among the certificates that guarantee the vegan origin of the product we find:
Vegan Ok
UK Vegan Society
It often happens that small companies cannot afford the expensive certifications, despite the fact that their cosmetics are truly vegan as well as ethically safe. In this case there is nothing left to do but rely on the INCI.

Cruelty Free

Products labeled as cruelty free are characterized by the fact that they haven’t been tested on animals at any stage of their development.
A cruelty free product isn’t automatically vegan, as inside it can contain ingredients deriving from animals such as honey or milk.
Among the certificates that guarantee the cruelty free origin of the product we find:
One Voice (doesn’t contain ingredients of animal origin except honey, pollen and beeswax)
Leaping Bunny
Cruelty Free (PETA)
The cosmetic products and ingredients developed and sold by the European Union, due to a regulation of 2009, cannot by law be tested on animals. This guarantees their cruelty free appearance.

dr Botanicals

Wanting to bring a practical example, in this case both vegan and cruelty free, it’s appropriate to speak of dr. Botanicals.
This English brand was founded in 2013 by Richard Walker. Its purpose was to offer effective skincare products, which however didn’t fail to respect nature.
In detail, this night face mask is an example of how this experimentation was successful. With a truly natural 98% INCI, this pomegranate mask is a super moisturizing night treatment.
Rich in vitamin C and with coconut oil, during sleep it’s absorbed by the skin to give it the same tone and brightness. Fatty acids help strengthen its natural barrier, while Omega 3 works on its structure to make it flexible and elastic.
The Apothecary line has superfoods as its main ingredients, doing without synthetic perfumes, dyes and parabens.

Midsummer Festival

From the flowers and atmospheres of the Swedish midsummer party here comes this small collection dedicated to this time of year and to the homeland of this fantastic brand!
Glitter-y Eye Quad: available in 3 different shades (BluePearl in photo), this mini glitter palette is perfect for giving a final touch to makeup;
LipLift Max: available in 5 different shades (Peony Bloom in photo), this long-lasting liquid lipstick has an intense colors;
Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths: essential for removing makeup quickly and precisely. Infused with chamomile and grape seeds, these wipes have a calming effect on the skin leaving it clean and balanced;
H2O Skindrink: a super moisturizing gel perfect for long summer days. Formula enriched with aloe vera, rosemary and green tea;
Metallic Tattoos: Temporary tattoos, preferably golden or silver, talking in summer and in its festive actions are an essential element.


INCI Legend

dr. Botanicals pomegranate night mask 💚💚
Glitter-y Eye Quad 💚💛❤️
LipLift Max 💚💛❤️
Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths 💚
H2O Skindrink 💚💚❤️❤️

Photo ©Ika Dam

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