Healthy, ethical skincare ….Does your skincare tick these boxes?

I love ethical shopping! It feels amazing when I know my purchasing decision has not only made a positive difference to my family’s health & wellbeing but also to our beautiful planet and all the people and furry friends living on it.  I am sure you feel exactly the same. 😀

So, when it comes to buying skincare, how can you be sure you are making the best choices for yourself and planet?  Well it’s a great start to make sure your skincare ticks all of the following boxes.

Is it Vegan?

Vegan skincare & cosmetics abide by the same rules as a vegan diet which means animals have absolutely no connection to what you’re buying or using.

By its very nature, vegan skin care is cruelty free in its productionas animals were not harmed in sourcing the ingredients. An example of plant ingredient  substituted for an animal derived ingredient is in our rawbeauty strawberry lip balmwhich contains fruit wax rather than bees wax as a core ingredient.

Many skincare ranges contain animal derived ingredients.  You are likely familiar with seeing ingredients such as collagen, keratin, lanolin, honey & beeswax on product labels, all of which are animal derived.

Vegan skincare such as the rawbeauty naturally rangecontains natural plant extracts, antioxidants and essential oils harnessed from the earth.

Is it Cruelty-free?

Okay so your products are vegan, great! But unfortunately, you can’t assume that they are also cruelty -free. Vegan products may have been tested on animals or sold to a country where animal testing is a requirement. The best way to check if your products are cruelty free is to check the Certified cruelty -free productslist at choose cruelty free. Raw beauty naturally is on this list as we are proudly certified as cruelty-free.

Is it Natural?

Natural skincare uses naturally-derived ingredients (such plant extracts. essential oils and flowers) combined with naturally occurring carrier agents, preservatives, surfactants, humectants and emulsifiers ingredients.

Natural products tend to have minimal ingredients and very importantly are free from harmful preservatives and toxins typically contained in many mainstream products.

The rawbeauty naturally rangeis safe for use by the whole family, its free from nasty toxins and contains the purest of essential oils and wild harvested and organic native plant extracts.

Talking nasty toxins, have you read our handy free guide on“21 common toxins hidden in everyday personal care products?” It makes its easier for you to check your labels to identify common toxins you should avoid for your health & wellbeing. Simply sign up as a VIP   to download.