Are Vegan Makeup Products Hypoallergenic?

The term Hypoallergenic is a bit misleading and because the term is not regulated by the FDA companies have been misusing this term and applying it to most of their products. There is some anecdotal substance to this, that vegan makeup is hypoallergenic has turned into a meme within the makeup industry because it is a thought shared by everyone.

Vegan Makeup Products may contain synthetic or modified additives that tend to cause allergic reactions. The general consensus is that vegan makeup products are better tolerated by most people rather than being ”better overall’.

Manufacturers of vegan makeup products will make claims that their products will create fewer allergic reactions and that users of these vegan makeup products whom have sensitive or normal skin are better suited for them as they are ‘gentler’.

Most makeup artists and companies boast that vegan or ‘more natural’ products are better tolerated by the body and are therefore hypoallergenic, but it is true?

Your skin is an organism and is unable to breakdown complex chemicals which are commonly found to be engineered in the lab. I don’t care what any makeup brand says, vegan or not, the more ingredients something has, the worse it is for your skin.

What does the FDA say about Vegan Makeup Products being Hypoallergenic?

The term “hypoallergenic” is not regulated by the FDA and therefore manufacturers of vegan makeup products are not required to substantiate any claims that their vegan makeup products are cause less allergic reactions.

How you can look after your skin when using vegan makeup products

It is a legal requirement for manufacturers to list ingredients on the products they are selling. Most manufacturers will also specify whether a third party has been testing the products to certify whether they are vegan, ethically sourced and organic. You should also do due diligence yourself, are other people having positive experiences about this makeup product?