Avoid these 6 scary animal products hidden in cosmetics
Animal products are not only found in food products. They’re hidden in many personal hygiene and self-care products as well. (Scary, right?)
Here are 6 sneaky non-vegan ingredients you need to watch out for in your beauty products:
1. Stearic acid
This chemical derived from animal fat is found in many commercial beauty products ranging from shampoos, conditioners, soap, deodorant, and even lubricants. Plant-sources do exist, so double check with the company before you purchase!
2. Cetyl Palmitate
This waxy oil chemical is found in the skulls of sperm whales, but there are also plant sources. You can find it in skin creams, ointments, shampoos, and candles.
Made out of shark liver, this oil is used in products such as moisturizers, hair dyes, and multiple cosmetics.
Derived from animal protein, polypeptides are used primarily in cosmetics.
Glycerin is a sneaky animal fat that can be found in cosmetics, mouthwashes, soaps, lubricants, and ointments.
6. Oleic acid
Obtained from animal fat (tallow), this chemical is present in liquid soap, bar soap, creams, lipsticks, and nail polishes.
For more on common ingredients in beauty products, bookmark this resource from Cosmetics Info.
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