Vegan cosmetics are preferred by consumers who wish to avoid animal cruelty and animal-derived products, and they also have environmental benefits.
Vegan cosmetics contain natural ingredients and fewer synthetic chemicals, reducing the release of potentially toxic substances into the environment. Animal testing is both cruel and wasteful, and using vegan cosmetics can avoid subjecting lab animals to painful experiments. Cosmetics containing synthetic chemicals are more likely to cause skin irritation and are usually discarded when not meeting a consumer's needs, resulting in a waste of energy and resources. Non-vegan cosmetics may contain animal-derived ingredients, which can lead to deforestation and climate change.
There are several reasons why using vegan cosmetics is healthier for the environment.
None of our ingredients at Nonie of Beverly Hills are tested on animals, and they are all vegan and all-natural, including our face cleanser, lotions, creams, and all products available on our site.
- Cosmetics made without cruelty typically contain fewer synthetic ingredients. Compared to conventional cosmetics, the majority of vegan cosmetics are made with natural components and fewer synthetic chemicals, which is beneficial for the environment because fewer potentially hazardous substances are released into soils, waterways, and the atmosphere. Additionally, less energy and raw materials from fossil fuels are utilized to make these compounds.
- Using animals for testing is wasteful and cruel. According to the Humane Society of Australia, "around 500,000 animals worldwide suffer and die just for cosmetics every year." This is not only cruel but also incredibly wasteful. Animal waste comes in various forms, including animal excrement, testing runoff, animal corpses, and waste related to the food used to feed lab animals.
- You're less inclined to discard organic, cruelty-free cosmetics. Synthetic chemical-laden cosmetics are still more likely to irritate the skin or cause other problems than natural, vegan cosmetics. Usually, for hygiene and safety reasons, you cannot donate or give away partially used cosmetics. As a result, most products that don't meet a customer's needs are simply discarded, wasting all the energy and resources used to manufacture the original product, and requiring more energy and resources to create a replacement product, whether it is vegan or not. However, the amount of waste is decreasing as more vegan cosmetics companies offer refillable containers.
4. Vegan Cosmetics are better for bees!
Even cosmetics that are mistakenly labeled as vegan frequently contain ingredients that are produced from bees. Unfortunately, these ingredients are often not sustainably sourced, meaning that bee products come from industrial hives where bees are overworked, and their honey is taken and replaced with cheap, nutrient-deficient sugar water. Many food crops would not fruit without bees (and other pollinators), and farmers would not be able to produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables on a large or inexpensive scale. If there were not enough bees and other pollinators, many people would become malnourished or simply go hungry. Up to 90% of the pollination of these fruits depends on honeybees! Be sure to also look out for royal jelly, propolis, and honey, which are all products of bees. At Nonie of Beverly Hills, we use no none zip zero ingredients from bees.