It's Vegnauary, which means people are shunning their meat or animal-based products in favour of animal based goodness. While the focus of Veganuary is usually on food products, there are changes that we can make to our other parts of our daily routines to support the vegan movement also, including when it comes to our beauty and wellness. This may come as a surprise, but not all beauty products are all completely plant based, even if they're cruelty free, so always pay attention to the labels. Here are the best vegan beauty products to get your Veganuary 2020 started.
If you aren't totally familiar with all the phrasing around beauty products, green news site Tree Hugger has some very useful explanations. According to them, cruelty free means "that the ingredients/components and final product have not been tested on animals. It refers to the testing process, not the ingredients." Vegan, on the other hand, means "that a product does not contain any animal products or animal-derived ingredients. It describes the ingredients, rather than the production process." This means that products cannot contain the ingredients such as beeswax, honey, lanolin, milk, carmine, keratin, or sugar that has been cured using charred bones.
Below are 7 products to incorporate into your beauty routine if you're hoping to go vegan for January and maybe beyond.