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Is Synthetic Beeswax Vegan?

Is Synthetic Beeswax Vegan?

Synthetic beeswax is being seen more and more often on ingredient lists for cosmetics.  Like most who use cruelty-free beauty products, it is generally thought that synthetic beeswax didn’t contain any animal ingredients and that synthetic beeswax is vegan. But is synthetic beeswax vegan? Recently it’s come to my attention that this may not be the case. In this post, I share what I have learned about synthetic beeswax so that we can all be …

An Update on Flower Beauty's Vegan Status

An Update on Flower Beauty’s Vegan Status

A couple of weeks ago Logical Harmony reported that Flower Beauty may no longer be a vegan friendly brand. While I have been unable to receive clarification or a response from their PR firm that I was talking to (as well as Flower Beauty themselves), I have talked to the Flower Beauty about it in the past week and have received clarification from them. At this time, Flower Beauty is not a completely vegan line. …

Animal Ingredients – What is Lanolin?

One of the most commonly used animal ingredients in cosmetics is lanolin. It’s most frequently found in lotions and lipsticks – anything that needs to be moisturizing. What exactly is it that you’re putting on your skin with these products? Lanolin is a waxy yellow substance that is secreted by the glands of wool bearing mammals. Typically, this means from sheep. It’s also called wool wax or wool grease. Just like lactoferrin, once you find …