My List of Cruelty Free and Natural Makeup

These brands cannot be considered strictly vegan, as they do use beeswax. I still use beeswax and honey for skincare, because it is extremely effective for my sensitive skin. I do however find it annoying when companies say they are vegan, yet still use it in their products. This means that a consumer has to…

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Carmine is More Than Just a Bug …

Specifically, it’s an insect called the cochineal and it is harvested, crushed to a powder, which is treated with an ammonia or sodium carbonate solution, filtered and then treated again to create the deep, vibrant red. In fact it’s not just red. Depending on the processing pink, red, purple or orange can also be achieved. It takes about…