What is the difference between vegan and organic make-up?
There is a lot of confusion around the terms, and with good reason. They're not as regulated as they should be. Vegan make-up doesn't contain any animal products, by-products or derivatives. This includes common ingredients found in beauty products such as beeswax, honey, lanolin, carmine, shellac, keratin, squalene and hydrolysed silk.
While these ingredients are sourced from living animals and don't necessarily harm them, they're still animal-derived ingredients. Many vegan make-up products are also gluten-free, which is a huge perk for people who suffer from celliac disease and other inflammatory skin conditions.
When a product is labelled as vegan, this describes its ingredients not its manufacturing process. If a brand doesn't test on animals, that means it's cruelty-free. At TweezerCo, we don't use any ingredients sourced from animals or test our products on animals. So we're both vegan and cruelty-free.
Like vegan make-up, vegetarian cosmetics avoid all ingredients that we once part of an animal, but they might contain contain ingridients that were made by an animal, including beeswax, honey or egg whites. Organic products are free from artificial fertilisers and synthetic chemicals, and vegan products don't
always have organic ingredients lists.