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Clean beauty and skincare products

Regardless of your knowledge of the beauty product industry, you care about what you put on your skin. You might want to know about the ingredients hiding in the list of common skin care items. Dirty words such as parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. Confusing words such as oxybenzone and triclosan. Even the term “artificial perfumes” can be enough to make even the most inept of us fearful. What does clean skin care actually mean? Are there any All-natural labels you can trust? Are nontoxic products essential?

The beauty industry is self-regulated, meaning anyone can make a claim of "clean beauty" without any oversight. America's cosmetic regulations are 81 years old. This is older than most modern beauty businesses. Unless a manufacturer is willing to cooperate, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has no authority to recall harmful beauty products. The United States, on the other hand, has only banned 11 of the more than 1000 chemicals found in personal care products. Are you concerned? Where do you begin on the path to a more beautiful and healthier beauty routine?

Since beauty is a shamefully underregulated industry, we at Introvert have our own standards. We only partner with brands who share our values. These companies don’t change anything when they partner with us because they already adhere to our principles. We send a clear message to the industry by partnering with them. This trend is already underway: more brands are changing how they test their products and improving the quality of their ingredients. There is a lot of greenwashing out there, which can lead to misleading results if you don't know what to look for. We want the community to believe in our efforts because we have done extensive research and are confident in our products.

These are some examples of what we’re up against here at Introvert. We demand better beauty of ourselves and of our suppliers. Our store does not sell products containing ingredients that could be dangerous to human health. These ingredients are used to increase shelf life, improve the scent or texture of products, or help increase profit margins. There are many other clean options that can be used to improve quality and efficacy. We have done the research and urge you to see for yourself. Our list of ingredients that we won't tolerate and why we won’t use them is Here.

Vegan and cruelty free skin care products

With vegan skincare becoming more mainstream, conscious consumers are choosing cruelty-free and vegan products. Transitioning is not always simple though. Maybe you aren't sure what vegan skincare is. Are you looking for cruelty-free products to purchase? Or, generally speaking, where to start? That's okay. It has never been a better time to get started with a vegan skincare regimen that will benefit you, the planet, and our furry friends. This guide to vegan skincare will help you get started on your vegan beauty journey.

What is Vegan Skincare?

Veganism is a lifestyle that promotes a happy and health-conscious life. It is more than being aware of what's on your plate. It also involves being conscious about what you wear and how you use your body. Vegan skincare is therefore an integral part of a vegan lifestyle. You don't have to be vegan in order to enjoy cruelty-free beauty. Vegan skincare is essentially using beauty products that are not animal-derived or by-products. Animal by-products can be any part of an animal that is not directly eaten by humans. Collagen is a common example of an animal byproduct that can be found in beauty and cosmetic products.

The testing of cosmetics on animals is another concern of a vegan lifestyle. While beauty products are sometimes tested on animals, cruelty-free products for skincare are not tested on innocent creatures. Vegan beauty has become mainstream. This means that beauty and cosmetic companies are now recognizing the need to create amazing beauty products that are better for everyone. Vegan skincare is not a sacrifice - you may be surprised at the amount of products that are available.

Beauty Product Labels and Certifications

Logos, labels, and seals are used to cover cosmetic, skincare, and beauty products. It is almost an art form to determine what important information will be hidden. But we are completely transparent.

The following are the most important certifications and labels for vegan beauty products. You might be interested to learn what they mean.

1. Leaping Bunny

Label Meaning: Cruelty-Free

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics is an association of eight national animal welfare groups. They have teamed up to make it easier and more reliable to shop for cruelty-free products through their internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Program. After meeting their strict criteria, the Leaping Bunny logo verifies that the product is cruelty-free.

2. Vegan Society

Label Meaning: Vegan & Cruelty-Free

This UK-based organization is dedicated to veganism worldwide. Their seal confirms that the product is free of animal products.

3. Vegan Certified

Label Meaning: Vegan & Cruelty-Free

The Certified Vegan logo is a registered trademark, similar to a Kosher trademark. It is used for products that don't contain animal products or byproducts, and have not been tested on any animals. This is also known as Vegan or cruelty free.