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When buying products nowadays, many people aren’t aware of which ingredients are contained, and how they affect their body. Some ingredients are harmful, and the way that they are manufactured or processed also causes harm. Let’s take a closer look at cosmetic products, and why it is beneficial to opt for vegan alternatives.
Common Ingredients Found in Non-Vegan Products
Would you want to spread dead insect extracts on your skin, or the skin of your pets? I know I wouldn’t, but you may be doing just that with conventional care products. What are the animal ingredients commonly found in cosmetic and beauty products for humans and animals? See the following list:
- Carmine- This provides color and is made from the legs and body of cochineal insects.
- Collagen- This is a protein found in animals which is extracted from the cartilage of dead animals. It is used in lotions and creams for firming effects.
- Keratin- This is a protein which is extracted from the horns, nails and hair of animals and is used in hair products.
- Lanolin- This is a fat which is extracted from the hair of sheep and is then used in lotions.
- Squalene- This is the oil from the liver of a shark which is extracted and used as a moisturizer.
If you would like to avoid ingredients like these in your products, vegan cosmetics are the way to go. When you choose a vegan product, you can rest assured that you will be avoiding all animal by-products.
Without the animal-based ingredients, many people find beauty products to be friendlier to sensitive skin, not causing irritation. Where do vegan ingredients come from? Well most will come from plant or mineral-based sources which contain beneficial properties used to heal and soothe the body. In fact, minerals and plants have been used for hundreds of years to help treat the skin. So not only will you be removing irritating elements, but you will replace them with helpful, rich substances.
If you have a dog, chances are, you understand how aware and sensitive they can be. If you would like to avoid supporting any kind of harm to other animals which occurs in the production or testing of products, vegan products give you that peace of mind.
Lastly, true vegan companies offer transparency in their products. You will be able to see exactly what is in the product you are buying. Being that all products are full of beneficial ingredients, they are proud to show you what you are getting. This is unlike non-vegan products which use many chemicals, such as the mysterious “fragrances”, and ingredients the company hopes consumers won’t be aware of. Enjoy knowing exactly what you are getting.
Vegan Natural Dog Company
The Natural Dog Company is a brand you can trust for products made with organic, all-natural, vegan ingredients that are cruelty-free. They conduct thorough research on each of their products to ensure safety, without the use of animals. Additionally, they take sincere care in choosing ingredients free of chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides. This effort and commitment to quality products, results in nourishing and safe products for your furry friends.