Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Vegan Beauty Products

Recently a friend asked me about vegan make-up so since I don't wear make-up a lot...ok, never, I had to do a little research! I found the following products at a Shopper's Drug Mart, which means that they are probably widely available in several different stores. If you know of some other ones, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.


SMASHBOX (USA) - 100% vegan (except for some brushes with animal hair, but they swear the animals are not harmed)


ORGANIC SURGE (UK) - 100% vegan

J R WATKINS APOTHECARY (USA) - do not claim to be vegan, they just claim to be above 95% "natural" whatever that means! I think "natural" is one of those blanket terms that every one feels good about, but it doesn't actually tell you anything about the product. They do state that they do not test on animals.

YES TO CARROTS (USA) - not vegan but the only non-vegan ingredients are honey & beeswax in some products. claim to be 100% cruelty-free (with a PETA stamp of approval). Lots of organic ingredients.


LACOUPE SALON (USA) - can't find much online, but the Orgnx line is definitely against animal testing. I think they use animal ingredients though. They do claim to plant a tree for every product sold (only in the orgnx line). /

LIVE CLEAN - 100% vegan


Jeremy said...

Would love to send you some free samples as a thank you.

Here's the form

Let me know if you have any questions.

And thanks again!


PS. If you are interested, Yes to Carrots is also on Facebook-

and Twitter (

LAVA said...

Hi Jeremy,

Sure you can send free samples! If you do, I will post comments about what you send. Just make sure that what you send does not contain any animal ingredients, including any bee or silkworm products.

Here's a question for you: your company is so very close to being a vegan and cruelty-free company. Why not take that one small extra step and cut out the last few remaining animal products and joyfully call yourselves 100% VEGAN!