Avoid these 6 scary animal products hidden in cosmetics
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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.

3. Squalene

Made out of shark liver, this oil is used in products such as moisturizers, hair dyes, and multiple cosmetics.

4. Polypeptides

Derived from animal protein, polypeptides are used primarily in cosmetics.

5. Glycerin

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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