About Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free vs Vegan

Cruelty free and vegan are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they mean different things. Cruelty free refers to products that have not been tested on animals, meaning that no animal has suffered or been harmed in the production of the product.

Cruelty Free vs Vegan

This does not guarantee that any of the ingredients used are derived from plants or animals, as some may be synthetic or artificial. Vegan refers to products that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products, such as leather, fur, wool, or honey. This includes all ingredients, not just the end product.

The main difference between cruelty free and vegan is that cruelty free products may still contain some animal-derived ingredients while vegan products do not. For example, a cruelty free shampoo might contain a synthetic version of lanolin (a wax derived from wool) while a vegan shampoo would not. Similarly, a cruelty free lipstick may contain beeswax, while a vegan lipstick would not.

This is why it is important to read labels closely when looking for cruelty free and vegan products. It is also important to note that not all cruelty free products are vegan.

Cruelty free products may still contain animal-derived ingredients, and it is up to the consumer to assess the ingredients list to determine if the product is vegan or not. Similarly, some brands may advertise their products as vegan when they contain some animal-derived ingredients.

For those who are looking for cruelty free and vegan products, it is important to read labels carefully and look for the term "vegan" on the packaging.

Additionally, there are a number of certified cruelty free and vegan brands that make it easier to shop knowing that the products have not been tested on animals and do not contain animal-derived ingredients.