In today's beauty world, it’s easier than ever to become educated on what is in your beauty essentials, how they’re made and what those long confusing ingredient names really mean. While decoding may take some time and research, it may be worth it if you’re interested in exploring vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free beauty options. But have you ever wondered what being a vegan product really means? Or how it is even different from being cruelty-free? Well we’ve got you covered!

What Does It Mean to be a Vegan Product?

In order for a beauty product to be vegan, none of the ingredients in its formula can be derived from animals. This includes anything that is extracted from sheeps and cows, and even bees. Popular ingredients that are on this list include keratin, beeswax and carmine, which are extremely common ingredients in beauty products. Vegan products must be free from these ingredients and are instead enriched with alternatives. Speaking of which, when a beauty product is vegan, that also means it’s cruelty-free, but we will get into the details of what the difference is below!


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What Is The Difference Between “Vegan” and “Cruelty-Free” Products?

You may be wondering - if a product is cruelty-free, does that make it vegan, too? The answer to that is maybe. As mentioned earlier, when a product is vegan it simply means that no ingredients within that product helped to create the final formula. When a product is cruelty-free, it means that during the creation of the product nothing was tested on animals.This may be a little confusing but it is important to recognize that difference. Overall, cruelty-free products work towards protecting the life and well being of animals while vegan products do not use any ingredients that are derived from these same sweet animals whatsoever.

Why Do People Choose Vegan Makeup?

Choosing to go vegan is a personal choice, but can have many benefits for not only animals, but for humans as well! Vegan products may be a great choice for those with sensitive skin. Because vegan products often have less ingredients, beauty lovers may find that they have less irritation.

Which Wander Beauty Multitaskers Are Vegan?

With all this talk about vegan and cruelty-free beauty, you can bet Wander Beauty is filled with a ton of options for those looking! All of Wander Beauty’s multitaskers are cruelty-free. And Wander Beauty has an array of Vegan products which range from foundation to skincare and more! We make it easy to identify Wander Beauty’s vegan products by making them shoppable in one convenient location. Click here to see all of our vegan offerings.

These include our best selling Wanderlust Powder Foundation. This foundation, which actually begins its life as a liquid and is turned into a powder, is a weightless formula that covers everything and feels like nothing. It is enriched with skin-loving ingredients including aloe Leaf extract to moisturize skin, jojoba esters to promote skin healing, and honeysuckle flower extract that works to decrease any inflammation. This foundation is our tried-and-true, and is loved by so many Wanderesses!

Another vegan must-have multitasker is our Lipsetter Dual Lipstick and Liner that comes in seven shades so that you can complete your lipstick wardrobe. With lip liner on one end and lipstick on the other, it removes the guesswork of matching the two.

The vegan options don't end with just makeup: Our skincare products, such as our Lift Off Purifying and Brightening Peel Off Mask, Glow Ahead Face Oil, Extended Stay Hydrating Mask and many others all were formulated without any ingredients derived from animals, making them safe and vegan so you can keep skin glowing wherever you wander.

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