Vegan vs Cruelty-free- What is Vegan Cosmetic?
Are you surprised that there are so many animal-derived ingredients that you did not really notice before on the label of your cosmetic product?
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A Common Misconception
Many people believe that vegan also automatically means "not tested on animal" or "cruelty-free". However, this is not actually true. Vegan merely means that the product is free of animal-derived ingredients and does not indicate that it did not involve animal testing. A product can be vegan but not cruelty-free and vice-versa.
What is Cruelty-free Cosmetics?
Cruelty-free cosmetic means that the product has not been tested on animal in any part of the production process.
To summarize, Vegan and Cruelty-free are two different things so consumers should read the labels carefully when checking for the products that they would like to and rather not use.