WHAT IT IS: No animal-derived ingredients and testing on any of them. With the increase in awareness of animal cruelty spurring this health trend, consumers are questioning the ethics of their cosmetics and skincare brands. Card-carrying vegans such as Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson fill their Stella McCartney faux python totes with brands that share the same ideas pertaining the non-use of animals. For example, Urban Decay shuns animal testing and doesn’t use beeswax, honey, animal elastin, or the red dye (carmine), which is derived from crushed insects.
PRO TIP: “Products should be manufactured in an entirely natural and ethical way with full consideration for our health, wellbeing, and also of animals and our environment,” says Rose Brown, founder of PHB Ethical Beauty. When shopping for vegan products, watch out for the official certification.
EB UC EST PROD TH TS Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed, RM104
Urban Veda Purifying Body Lotion, RM79.90
Caudalie Grape Water, RM70