A Comprehensive Guide To Vegan, Cruelty-Free, And Natural Beauty

    Beauty products are taking a turn for the natural. Here's what you need to understand about the industry.

    First things first, let's clear up what "cruelty-free," "vegan," and "natural" actually mean when it comes to beauty products, because the terms aren't interchangeable.

    Here's the main takeaway: Cruelty-free and vegan products are not automatically natural, but products can potentially fall into all three categories.

    Let's toss one of the biggest misconceptions, shall we? Using cruelty-free, vegan, or natural products does not mean sacrificing quality in your makeup.

    And many of those extra chemical ingredients are nothing more than filler.

    When you use fewer fake ingredients on your skin, your body becomes more naturally balanced, which means you won't age as quickly.

    Products laden with chemicals can directly harm the environment, which can indirectly — but seriously — harm humans.

    And then there are the chemicals that can harm you directly.

    Treating your skin well is as crucial as eating well.

    While animal testing has been banned in many countries, it's still legal in the United States.

    So, how are cruelty-free products being tested if not on animals?

    The easiest way to know if a product is certified as 100% Cruelty-Free is to look for the Leaping Bunny symbol on the label.

    Now that you're interested in natural beauty brands, Credo Beauty is a good place to start.

    Or, you could head over to Vegan Beauty Boutique for an easy way to shop vegan beauty products.

    Congratulations! You now have a solid understanding of vegan, cruelty-free, and natural beauty products.

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