What is a vegan product? See national and imported brands

You may have heard of vegan products, but do you know what that means?

This term came up to designate a group of people who do not consume ingredients of animal origin, such as milk, eggs or even honey.

Unlike vegetarians, who do not consume meat, but can eat animal products (such as milk and eggs), followers of veganism eliminate any elements of animal origin from their routine as much as possible.

This is also true for cosmetics and personal care items: for vegans, any active ingredients that are of animal origin must be abolished, such as glycerin (extracted from animal fat) and lanolin (derived from wool).

Other consumer goods that are part of this philosophy of life are clothing, such as leather, and even entertainment, since vegans take a stand against animal slavery in circuses and other shows. It is worth remembering that, in Brazil, it is prohibited by law to use domestic, wild or any kind of animals in presentations.

Precisely because it raises the pet welfare flag, veganism still vetoes something very common in the industry: animal testing. Therefore, for a product to be considered vegan, it cannot contain ingredients of animal origin or be tested on pets.

But beware: many brands advertise that they do not perform tests on animals, but pay laboratories and third-party companies to do them. In such cases, the product cannot be considered vegan.


How are products that are not tested on animals dermatologically approved?

Being free of animal testing does not mean that products do not have their safety and efficacy assessed before they are marketed.

There are several resources for this. Especially because one must evaluate the physiological differences between animal skin and human skin, after all, man is not very similar to the rabbit. If animal tests were taken literally, lemon juice would be fatal for humans, while arsenic and hemlock would not.

The main alternative for a safe and humane product is synthetic skin, which reproduces human cells and tissues. Tests can also be carried out with volunteers, after proving ( in vitro and on artificial skin) the safety of the product.

It is still necessary to consider that, in the preparation of the final product, many laboratories use assets that are already considered safe and compatible, reducing the testing stage.

What brands of vegan cosmetics?

Fortunately, today it is very easy to find brands of vegan products with different price ranges. National and foreign companies are increasingly engaged in this philosophy and seek to serve this specific audience without losing quality.

From toothpaste to perfume, it is possible to take care of yourself from head to toe without having to explore animals. We selected some vegan brands for you to include in your routine and rock without harming the planet. We also separate products from brands that do not necessarily follow this philosophy, but seek to meet this demand.

National vegan brands

  • AhoAloe;
  • Organic Almaya;
  • Amvï Cosmetics;
  • Anasol Clinicals;
  • AnaZoe;
  • Arielle Morimoto;
  • Aroma Art;
  • Arvensis;
  • Aymara-Una;
  • Be Aurora;
  • Be Plus Natural Care;
  • Beauts;
  • Biocosmetic Hummingbirds;
  • Bioart;
  • Bioessence;
  • Biozenthi;
  • Natural Boni;
  • Beautiful by Nature;
  • Botica Beauté;
  • Body Boutique;
  • Breeze in the air;
  • Care Natural Beauty;
  • Captivates Nature;
  • Ekilibre Amazônia;
  • Eora Brasil;
  • Species2;
  • Made in Brazil;
  • Alchemy flourishes;
  • FRESH Conscious Cosmetics;
  • Glory By Nature;
  • Goodessence;
  • Green Matrix Oil;
  • Herbia;
  • Kalinka Naturale;
  • Kamaleão Color;
  • L’Atlantic;
  • Le Fruit;
  • Let Natural Cosmetics;
  • Livealoe;
  • Lola Cosmetics;
  • Luna Essência;
  • Madreselva;
  • Matka Saboaria;
  • MBoah;
  • Multi Vegetal;
  • NG de France;
  • Organelle;
  • Natural Organic;
  • Natural Piatan;
  • I want Color;
  • Yard;
  • Brazil Reserve;
  • Sallve;
  • Santo Cosmetics;
  • Shower Plant;
  • Simple Organic;
  • Skala;
  • Surya Brasil;
  • Toctus;
  • Tok Bothanico;
  • Botanical Tropic;
  • Twoone Onetwo;
  • Unevie;
  • Veggi Beauty;
  • Vizzela;
  • Vyvedas;
  • Wild Alchemy.

International vegan brands

  • Baims;
  • BYBI Beauty;
  • Caudalie;
  • ColorProof Hair;
  • Creed;
  • Dermablend;
  • Eco Tools;
  • Elf Cosmetics;
  • Face It;
  • Herbivore Botanicals;
  • Hourglass;
  • Inika;
  • Jeffree Star;
  • Kat Von D;
  • Lime Crime.
  • Love Beauty and Planet;
  • Milk Makeup;
  • Pacifica Beauty;
  • Up Circle Beauty,

What is the difference between vegan and cruelty-free makeup ?

As we said above, for a product to be considered vegan, it cannot be tested on animals or carry any animal-derived ingredients, such as beeswax or carmine dye (extracted from beetles).

Already products cruelty-free are not tested on animals (free from cruelty, in free translation), but can active animal in their formula.

Many brands that commit to being cruelty-free already bring a range of vegan products, but that does not mean that the brand can be considered vegan. There are also companies that do not test on animals, but do not have certificates of environmental commitment that exempt them from animal cruelty (extraction of ingredients from live animals, for example).

Most manufacturers seek to receive seals that certify the origin of the product, such as the Leaping Bunny seal , from the animal protection group Cruelty-Free International, or PETA (People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals) certificates.

Look for this information on the product packaging, on the website of the brand in question or on reliable updated lists, such as those available on the website of PETA itself – here you can search by brand name or read the lists that cite companies that test (or do not test) ) in animals.

We have also separated a selection of cruelty-free brands , some even with the availability of vegan products, for you to get to know and engage in the Beauty Without Bunnies movement (did you know that bunnies, or ‘bunnies’, are the animals most used for testing cosmetics? ).

For this reason, this movement seeks to raise awareness of the importance of looking for “beauty products without bunnies”.

Brands that do not test on animals

  • Amend;
  • Acquaflora;
  • Adcos;
  • Bel Col;
  • Bio Extratus;
  • Charlotte Tilbury;
  • Color Pop;
  • Dailus;
  • Davene;
  • Dove;
  • Pharmaervas;
  • Gosh;
  • Granado;
  • Inoar;
  • Jequiti;
  • Kylie Cosmetics;
  • Mahogany;
  • Natura;
  • Nazca;
  • Neo Bronze;
  • Phil Smith;
  • Raccoon;
  • Ruby Rose;
  • Smashbox;
  • Soul Power;
  • Too Faced;
  • The Body Shop;
  • Urban Decay;
  • Weleda.