Vegan & Organic Skincare

Difference Between Vegan and Clean Beauty

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Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between Vegan and Clean Beauty products?

It’s certainly not a marketing gimmick like some people think.

Difference Between Vegan and Clean Beauty

The clean beauty movement is a big one, but vegan beauty is far from mainstream.

If you’re new to the world of vegan beauty, you may be wondering what exactly makes a product “vegan” versus “clean.” Are they the same thing?

Not quite. Let’s break it down:

The definition of vegan beauty vs clean beauty depends largely on how each term is defined by its affiliated brands and stores.

While many clean skincare companies consider animal cruelty as part of their ingredient standards (and thus by extension, the definition of their brand), there’s no official standard for using the word “clean” in regards to ingredients. But with those two terms in mind, here’s how you can differentiate between clean and vegan products.

How to Know if a Beauty Product Is Vegan or Clean?

There are several ways to check if a product is vegan or clean:

1. Look for the Vegan Label

A good place to start is looking for vegan labels on the product.

The Vegan Awareness Foundation (Vegan Action) has an official vegan logo that brands can use to show that they do not include any animal products in their products or test them on animals.

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This foundation also certifies products from companies like Covergirl, Urban Decay, Too Faced, and Hourglass.

2. Check the ingredient list

If a product doesn’t have a label that says it’s vegan and cruelty-free, you should take a look at its ingredients and decide whether you think it qualifies as both vegan and clean.

You can check out our guide on how to read ingredient lists here!

3. Ask the manufacturer

If you’re still confused about whether or not a product is truly vegan and clean after reading through its ingredients list, you could always contact the brand directly by emailing their customer service team or filling out an online form with your inquiry on their website.

They should be able to give you more information about what their definition of “vegan” means and provide you with more details about whether they test their products on animals or not!

4. Read product reviews

You can also find out whether other people think something is worthy of being called “vegan” by reading through some Amazon reviews left by customers who bought similar items before yourself–they might have some valuable insights into how ethical these types of companies really are when push comes up against shove!

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Don’t forget too that many websites make it easy now as well by sharing which brands don’t harm animals during testing so keep an eye for those labels when shopping online too 😉

5. Check out the company’s websites

If all else fails, then go straight to source material: visit other manufacturers’ websites (for example LUSH Cosmetics), which often publish lists of ingredients used in their products alongside explanations.

Is Vegan Better Than Clean?

Clean beauty products are better than vegan products.

Clean beauty is the future of beauty products.

Clean beauty is about using ingredients that are healthy for your skin, for you, and for the environment.

Vegan means that there are no animal ingredients.

Vegan does not mean that the product is clean or healthy for your skin or for you!

The best thing to do with vegan products is to avoid them altogether.

There are many other options available from brands like Honest Beauty and Juice Beauty that offer a range of clean and natural make-up, skincare, and hair care products that have been formulated without chemicals and synthetic ingredients like parabens and sulfates which can be harmful to your health (and might even leave you looking older).

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Is Vegan Beauty a Part of Clean Beauty?

Let’s start by addressing the question in the title of this section:

Is vegan beauty a part of clean beauty? Yes, it is. But vegan and clean are two separate concepts.

Vegan beauty is one component of clean beauty—and more brands than ever before label their products as vegan—but keep in mind that clean beauty is so much more than just being free from animal ingredients and animal testing.

Although you may see claims like “cleanest” and “purest” on the packaging, there currently isn’t an official definition or seal for what constitutes a truly “clean” product—or even a certifier to provide one. Companies generally decide what they want to call “clean,” so take those claims with a grain of salt.

Final Thoughts

Vegan and clean beauty products are on the rise, with many brands catering to consumer demand.

Whether you’re shopping for a friend, or trying to decide what products you want in your own bathroom, it’s helpful to know the differences between these two “niche” brands.