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What your makeup is really concealing

Going vegan is much more than giving up meat and leather. Did you know that ingredients from dead animals lurk even in your cosmetics? Even if you have not gone vegan, the idea of staining your lips with dead animal ingredients surely doesn’t sound appealing. If you seriously care about the plight of animals, then it’s time for you to reject your favourite brand of cosmetic and switch to something entirely cruelty free. Veganism doesn’t just imply a crash diet; it is a way of life which is all about saving animals by avoiding animal products. Before discussing about the relevance of shifting to vegan cosmetics and cruelty free beauty products, we need to talk about the kind of non vegan ingredients commonly found in makeup items.

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Is there a difference between Vegan and Vegetarian Skin Care? I thought both were Cruelty Free?

You may have commonly seen products with the label as vegetarian or vegan. Of course these products can have benefits for those that aren't currently living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, but for those that are interested in cruelty free products, both can have some benefits.

A vegan does not eat animals or animal products whereas a vegetarian will still include various animal products like eggs, milk, butter, etc. in their diet. So, for cosmetic and beauty products to be labeled as 100% vegan, it must not contain any ingredient that is derived from animals. This means that the beauty products do not have anything like gelatin or animal fats or even products like honey, beeswax and more. Vegetarian products, however, can still contain some of these animal by-products.

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21 toxic skincare Ingredients to avoid for a healthier skin

Do you know that our bodies have ability to absorb up to sixty percent of what we put on our skin on daily basis? The hard truth is that most of the shampoos, cosmetics, lotions and many other skincare products we put on our bodies can get just as harmful as chemical we put in them. The ingredients that are used in the making of some skincare and beauty products we use on a daily basis have been linked to some of health conditions such as hormonal disruptions, discoloration and even cancer. Current research suggests that the phthalates and parabens commonly found in many mainstream cosmetics are linked to rising breast cancer rates and birth defects. Synthetic chemical preservatives are now thought to be the second most common cause of skin irritations and non-specific dermatitis. Even more shocking is that some of these chemicals go directly into your bloodstream when you apply them on your skin or hair leading to even more health problems.

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Avoid Vegan skincare if you don’t want healthy skin for you and your baby

Every day, you see people making poor unhealthy choices due to peer pressure and intimidation from their friends. Each one of us was raised in a certain way by our family, we were thought to eat certain foods, drink certain liquid and even use certain type of skin products. Chances are that you will continue using these skin products you grew up with even when you have your own family. The fact remains that even though you feel comfortable using these products when you are still with your family it does not make them better for your skin health. As you meet new people, your circle of influence will change and you may be able to connect with people who are more knowledgeable especially when it comes to using a good skin care products like the one made from vegan ingredients to maintain a healthy skin.

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Benefits of going All-Natural with Perfumes

A perfume is a perfume, right? Well, not exactly. At VegwithMeg there are some things that we are passionate about, and chemicals are nowhere on that list. In fact chemicals rank fairly high up on the list of things that we dislike. This is why we love natural perfumes so much - because they do not contain toxic, unnatural chemicals.

So, natural perfumes are cruelty-free, natural vegan beauty products, but should you care? We think you should, particularly if you care about vegan friendly beauty products. 

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Vegan is a positive lifestyle choice

Living a vegan lifestyle is a very personal choice so it can mean different things to different people. Some basic principles exist, however, covering what you eat, wear, and use. In short, being vegan is about living healthier, protecting the well-being of animals, and looking after our planet.

It is a hugely rewarding way to live and there are many benefits, but it is not necessarily an easy way to live. The food industry, cosmetics industry, and even the fashion industry are hooked on everything from animal products to animal testing and the use of dangerous chemicals. Why? They are hooked on these things because they are obsessed with cutting costs and making profits. Protecting the health of consumers, ensuring that animals are not subjected to inhumane treatment, and looking after our planet come in low on the priority list for many companies in the food industries and the vast majority of those in the cosmetics industry.

But they are at the top of the priority list for vegans and for the small but growing number of ethical companies that supply genuinely vegan-friendly products.

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