Being a vegan in Russia is expensive and difficult. If you can still figure it out with food, clothing and other necessary things, then the ethics of cosmetics and household chemicals often raises questions. However, today more and more brands are abandoning animal testing. In Russia, these categories of products are subject to re-testing upon import, so be careful: experiments on animals are not prohibited by law, and tests or on volunteers are not routinely conducted. Look for badges on the packaging that say your lipstick is cruelty-free. Today's list is for those who would like to do without animal products altogether: the following seven brands are enough to put together an ethical cosmetic bag for all occasions.
Perhaps the most obvious point - we talked about all the advantages of this indie brand three years ago. During this time, many products became bestsellers and began to be sold in Russian online stores. Before Deer and her magical colorful bottles have gone a thorny path to one hundred percent ethics: since 2012, the brand has abandoned the use of controversial ingredients - for example, petroleum jelly has been excluded from the famous Velvetines lipsticks. This does not save the independent brand from serious mistakes (traces of the scandal with shining Superfoils shadows are still alive), but more often it still turns out well. Surely you already know about everything that concerns the rest of the characteristics: it is with Lime Crime that you should look for the perfect colored lipsticks; their shadows and eyeliners are also great.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
An American professional brand created by make-up artist (and it is not for nothing that immediately inspires confidence) David Klasfeld. Compliance with ethics was one of the first conditions for creating a brand, and these principles are still adhered to there. Yes, such cosmetics are more expensive and more difficult to produce, but the results of these efforts are usually pleasing. The search for creators focuses on two parameters: reinforced concrete durability and vibrant colors. All in all, OCC's most important product is Lip Tar, a long-lasting pigment available in the wildest shades. In Russia, you will not find the majority, so it is better to contact the official online store. You should also pay attention to decent brushes, a sea of multi-colored glitters and nail polishes - among the neon and gloomy shades there are several quite classic ones.
Dream come true: very inexpensive products that do their job well. The French brand produces synthetic brushes with a recognizable sustainable design: recycled aluminum and bamboo handles. Most are very mild, so they are definitely suitable for vegans and sissies. They most likely will not cope with intensive makeup work, but in amateur use they will show their best side, especially if you choose specialized options. In addition to brushes, EcoTools has combs and accessories for the bath and shower - so, even the widest range of accessories will fit into a very modest budget.
An unusual brand inspired by the specifics of its native Iceland. The focus is peculiar: manufacturers promise to relieve the skin of signs of stress - irritation, increased sebum metabolism, uneven complexion. The brand trumps natural ingredients like Icelandic algae, is popular with beauticians and is truly effective. Although many products work for an immediate result, they are also good for long-term use. The composition contains oxygen liposomes - microbubbles designed to deliver oxygen as deep as possible. Patches that noticeably remove dark circles and are resistant to any external influences, very dense sunscreen with an SPF level of 30 have a special magic.
Another young Australian brand pushing hard on its minerality and organicness.Unfortunately, it is not available in Russia, but if you happen to be in this remote part of the world, then it makes sense to provide yourself or your vegan friends with some food. The range includes an oil-free mineral foundation, excellent primers and a small but confident segment of care - allergy sufferers should use it with caution. But most of the frankly controversial and harmful components are simply excluded: talcum powder, rice powder, fragrances and dyes are not used. Manufacturers are concerned about the environmental friendliness of products, therefore refills are offered for some funds.
Manic panic collection
One of the most popular brands among the users of semi-permanent color hair dyes, which also has a very decent line of makeup products. You can search for everything for a vampire make-up, including a crisp white foundation and lipsticks in punk cases. Not all colors are equally good to wear (yes, black is not perfect here), so you should consult on the forums before buying. And yet, first of all, this is a story about hair dyeing - high quality, colorful and ethical. More, perhaps, nothing is needed.
The American brand of body and hair care products openly supports environmental initiatives: packaging is recyclable, products are not tested on animals, and all ingredients that are considered dangerous by the natural community are excluded. There are many different lines, but there is no particular difference between them - these are shampoos, conditioners, creams and oils that adequately perform their functions. There are products with vegetable keratin, which for many will be a definite plus: most hair products continue to use protein obtained from sheep's wool.
Photos: Lime Crime, I love makeup, Ebay, OCCmakeup (1, 2, 3), Iherb, Shins, Ecotools, Ricky's (1, 2, 3), Skyniceland, Skin Care RX, The Organic Project (1, 2), Adorn cosmetics, Manic Panic, Befactory (1, 2, 3)