I. Cosmetics, Face & Body Care Products
Here is the list of brands which are offering vegan make up, face creams, body lotions, hand cream, shower gel, deodorants, oral care sunscreens and shaving products.
ALVERDE NATURAL COSMETIC:
A product line based primarily on plant materials, is the best-selling, Certified Natural Cosmetics brand in Germany. Product ingredients are chosen to give skin naturally effective care. Alverde raw materials come mainly from organically grown sources. Products are free from mineral oil-based ingredients, synthetic fragrances, colors or preservatives. Most Alverde Natural Cosmetic products carry the Vegan label, guaranteeing that no animal ingredients are included and that no animal testing is carried out. They use development and manufacturing processes which protect the earth’s resources.
- They do everything from make up,creams to toothpaste.
Lush is range of natural handmade bath and body products including handmade natural soaps, bath bombs, bubble bars, hand and body lotions and face masks. Lush uses fruit and vegetables, essential oils, synthetic ingredients, honey and beeswax in their products. In addition to not using animal fats in their products, they are also against animal testing. Stores do not sell products older than four months and most products have a total shelf life of approximately 14 months. Lush products are 100% vegetarian, 83% vegan, and 60% preservative-free and feature grapefruit juice, vanilla beans, avocado butter, rosemary oil, and fresh papaya and coconut. They also contain more traditional soap ingredients, including glycerine, linalool, and methyl- and propyl-parabens.
- They do everything from make up,creams to toothpaste.
Lavera Naturkosmetik is a German company founded in 1987 by Thomas Haase. All Lavera products are certified 100% natural and contain 100% organic ingredients. However, over 100 products are also certified VEGAN by the UK based Vegan Society. Free from synthetic preservatives, additives, petroleum-based ingredients, emulsifiers, colors and fragrances. 100% natural ingredients are used. Products/Ingredients not tested on animals (Fixed cut off date: 1998). BDIH certified natural. Vegan Logo on products which are suitable for vegans.
They do make up, face & body care, hair & oral care and they also have baby range.
Sante Natural Cosmetics provides combination of natural ingredients, gentle formulas, and sleek biodegradable packaging delivers skin-safe, eco-friendly, statement-making looks. Developed and manufactured in Germany. Free of synthetic coloring agents, fragrances and preservatives, silicone oils and petrochemicals. BDIH certified natural (exception: Nail Polishes).Products or ingredients are not tested on animals (Fixed cut off date: 1998).
Weleda is a pretty well known eco-friendly skincare company; you can walk in any health food store and find an array of Weleda products in the beauty aisle. Weleda has an awesome philosophy and their history of being green dates back to the inception of the company. Weleda has been practicing biodynamic and organic farming since 1921. They continue to use pure, organic ingredients with the help of their Fair Trade partnerships around the world. Weleda products do not contain synthetics, chemicals and all of their ingredients are certified natural, cruelty-free and mostly vegan.
- They do face & body care, hair & oral care and they also have baby range and health care(natural medicine).
JASON Natural Products features a line of 100% Vegetarian products. They do have a couple lip balms that are made with beeswax, so out of 300+ products, 99% of them are also Vegan.
- They do face & body care, hair & oral care and they also have baby&kids range and body oils and gels.
Regarding toothpaste always choose the one which is not containing:
Sodium fluoride (Flouride) is a toxic chemical used in rat poison.
Propylene glycol is an industrial agent, used in car antifreeze solutions and de-icing solutions for cars, airplanes, and boats.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) is a surfactant and detergent commonly used in engine degreaser, garage floor cleaners, and car wash soaps.
Dr Organic utilize these natural ingredients, in the development of a functional range of hair, body and oral care products that are both skin and environmentally friendly. Dr Organic is a holistic approach to health and well-being and ensures the products you apply on your body are as natural and organic as what you put in your body.
- They do face & body care, hair & oral care and they also have lip balms.
AloeDent offers you a wide range of natural oral care products from fluoride-free toothpastes to lip-balm. Our main ingredient is natural Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera has natural soothing, revitalizing and moisturizing qualities.
- They specialize in oral care but they do also lip balm.
Eco-DenT is the only Natural Products company to offer consumers the full range of Premium Natural Oral Care Products. Eco-Dent has long been certified “cruelty-free” by LeapingBunny.org This involves an extensive review process to ensure that no ingredients have been tested on animals since at least 1996 in order to get certification. All of our toothpowders are suitable for vegans as we use no ingredients sourced from animal sources. And they sell VeganFloss in Cinnamon flavor.
What to avoid when buying deodorants:
The main ingredient used in most antiperspirants is aluminum. Aluminum is a metal, which is helping to block the sweat from escaping the pores. Aluminum has been linked to breast cancer in women and has also been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033364_deodorants_chemical_ingredients.html#ixzz2ZCuaimvc
Try more natural versions and don’t forget that what you put into your body has huge effect on your body odor. If you eat bad quality, unhealthy food, your digestion will reflect that, and you will excrete those bad smells and stink to those around you. Don’t bother trying to mask the odor; find out what is causing it, and treat it.
They sell natural deodorants, natural candles (vegan), hair care, massage oil, detox footpads and travel size toiletries
Faith in Nature: Organic, Cruelty-free and Vegan, more about this brand in second part – hair care
SUN CARE :
We all know we get vitamin D naturally from sun exposure to the skin and they say that 10-15 min is enough. It is impossible to generate too much vitamin D in your body from sunlight exposure: your body will self-regulate and only generate what it needs. There are many vitamin supplements also with vitamin D, but if you are vegan watch out for a vegan version, aka D2.
Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following:
- Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive impairment in older adults
- Severe asthma in children
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/003069_vitamin_D_deficiency.html#ixzz2ZD3uK7qZ
So we know that vitamin D is important and that the best way to get it is from the sun, but we all know the danger in that too. If you regularly soak up the sun’s rays without proper protection, you could be setting yourself up for serious skin damage. Don’t forget to use sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours and if you go into the water use water resistant one. Use preferably mineral sun blocks (with zinc or titanium). And also protect your eyes with good sunglasses.
So here are some vegan and cruelty free sunscreens:
And if you want the color but without the sun here are some sunless tanning options: