What Is a Vegan Perfume?
We answer your top questions about vegan fragrance.
What is a vegan perfume?
Vegan perfumes are created without the use or any animal-derived or animal by-products. Non-vegan fragrance ingredients include things like castoreum (derived from beavers) and beeswax (bee by-product). The use of animal-derived products in perfume is rare today, but animal by-products are still commonly used in cosmetics.
What’s the difference between vegan and cruelty-free?
Animal testing, on ingredients or the final formulation of a product, has been banned in the European Union for almost two decades. However, animal testing has not yet been banned in North America. So, while cruelty-free claims may seem redundant to European consumers they are valid information for other consumers. Cruelty-free products do not undergo any animal testing.
One of the core principles of veganism is its commitment to animal welfare; therefore, vegan products are not tested on animals. If a product is cruelty-free it may not necessarily be vegan, but vegan products are always cruelty-free. We include both claims on our website to make sure the claims are clear.
Are There Environmental Benefits?
Vegan beauty also champions environmental sustainability. Animal agriculture, a significant contributor to deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and water pollution, is bypassed in the production of vegan cosmetics. The use of plant-based ingredients and synthetic alternatives reduces the ecological footprint associated with traditional animal-based beauty products.
Is Performance Compromised by Using Vegan Alternatives?
Not at all. Vegan ingredients are constantly being researched and improved, debunking the misconception that vegan alternatives compromise on performance. With advancements in technology and innovative formulations, a wide range of natural and synthetic alternatives to non-vegan ingredients are available. Choosing vegan products does not mean you are compromising on quality; it means you are a compassionate and conscious consumer.