This article will help you differentiate between all of the neo-organic movements within the markup industry that associate themselves with ethical production of vegan makeup.
Cruelty-free was intended to be self explanatory but nature being nature and humans being invasive on nature, naturally (it changes things). Cruelty-free is about being conscious to a living thing and it’s habitat.
It also means that the products have not been tested on animals.
Anything which could cause harm to that living thing and where it lives or could, should and would live is considered cruel. This can include things like Beeswax, Honey and Coconut oil as a quick example.
Organic is a bit of a mainstream, mostly unscientific but well intended term. Don’t get me wrong, spraying crop or anything with strong pesticides which ruin the chemistry of everything around it and increase heavy metals artificially in the earth is a bad thing. But that is not what people take from it, people assume that anything with a chemical name is bad for them.
What organic actually means is that the ingredients sourced in the organic makeup is without genetic modification, without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and has not been grown with any synthetic or synthetically enhanced compounds. So, basically organic makeup has been produced with natural compounds not chemically engineered compounds.
Vegan makeup is made from non-animal derived compounds. Now, the Neo-Vegan movement associates Vegan Makeup with non-animal derived compounds, including ingredients from an animals habitat. Yes, this is a lot like cruelty-free vegan makeup but without the cruelty-free label on the product.
Ethically sourced Vegan Makeup is makeup which has been sourced from sustainable suppliers. These suppliers typically pay above living wages to their workers, acquire materials from sustainable sources and minimize their carbon footprint through a carbon offset program of some sort (like planting 1 tree per product purchased).
Now, please give me an attempt at explaining what an Ethically Sourced, Organic, Cruelty-Free Vegan Makeup product is?
thank you for humoring me….
Well, the ethically sourced, organic, cruelty-free vegan makeup product has had it’s ingredients sourced from sustainable businesses, which pay their workers to collect the ingredients from organic environments, which are of no harm or disruption to the living things, and have not been tested on living things and are not derived from living things. There!
Few additional notes on this article
This article was written to entertain and educate the masses on why makeup producers, although driven by profit, are creating products which are healthier, environmentally and ethically conscious.
Many people don’t know what cruelty- free vegan or ethically sourced vegan makeup is and they get food by a ‘manufacturers version’ of the label.
When purchasing vegan makeup, it’s important to know who has given the stamp of approval for the product to be called “vegan, ethically source and organic”. If the brand label is saying that and no one else… it might be time to change brands because there may be some shifty things going on.
After all, these brands are motivated by profit, they aren’t doing these things for free you know!