Animal Testing in the Beauty Industry

What are the most common animal-based ingredients used in beauty products?

1. KERATIN.  Taken from the hair and horns of various animals, keratin is used for hair  and nails.

2. TALLOW Animal fat used in many nail polishes, soups, eye makeup, and foundations.

1. BEESWAX Most commonly used to make lip balms, soaps, moisturizers. 

4. GUANINE Used to make a shimmering effect in eyeshadows.

5. LANOLIN From sheep’s wool, it is used to make lip balms, lipsticks, and lip glosses.

6. CARMINE   Gives lipsticks, blushes, and nail polishes that vibrant red color. It comes from crushing insects called cochineals.

7. SHELLAC Also from insects. More precisely, lac bugs. Shellac is famous due to the shine and strength it gives to nail polishes.