Shopping For Vegan Beauty? Here’s What to Look For

For some people, being “vegan” alludes to a diet where practitioners avoid consuming any type of animal products. That means no meat, no dairy, no poultry or anything that derives from an animal. As you can imagine, it takes much dedication to refrain from eating the aforementioned food groups, especially with a restaurant dedicated to these particular foods seemingly located on every corner.

However, despite what some people may believe, being a vegan actually goes beyond what one puts into their body; for many people, it’s a lifestyle. It emphasizes the importance of not eating or using any animal products from food to clothes to skincare. As potentially hard as it is to stay the course of maintaining a vegan diet, it’s even more difficult when living a vegan lifestyle and not finding too many effective vegan-friendly skin care products.

To put it simply, the struggle is real.

Thankfully, though, it’s not impossible to maintain living a vegan life these days. With an influx of people adapting to the vegan lifestyle, many brands have taken notice and are now making more vegan-friendly beauty products that not only get the vegan stamp of approval but also work amazingly.

With the abundance of vegan skincare products now available in most stores and even an entire aisle in some stores solely for organic and natural skincare (Thank you, Whole Foods!), it’s still necessary to read the label and ingredients list to ensure you’re getting what you’re expecting while shopping for your vegan goods.

If you’re not sure what to look for or need a better understanding of labels and ingredients of skin care products, here’s a breakdown of some of the labels you’ll see on different products:

Certified Vegan: If you see this on a product, know that