There’s a common misconception that cruelty-free and vegan mean the same thing when it comes to hair and skin care. While they’re both important aspects that determine a company’s values and ethics — these terms mean different things.
When a product is labeled as cruelty-free, this means that no animals were harmed throughout the process of creating and manufacturing the product.
Vegan products are those that contain no animal-based ingredients or by-products.
Here are three major reasons you should opt for vegan beauty products:
1. They're Great for Your Skin & Hair!
Vegan products are made with natural and plant-based ingredients that will benefit your skin and hair. Madi Bella organic hair care products are thoughtfully made with superfood ingredients — and no harsh chemicals.
Hair & skin care products are supposed to leave you feeling refreshed and hydrated. Choosing vegan products will ensure that you’re showing the Earth’s animals love and respect while minimizing your carbon footprint (our recycled packaging also helps with that).
2. They're Jam-Packed With Vitamins & Minerals
When choosing skin and haircare products to create the best routine for your hair/skin type, it’s critical to understand which vitamins and minerals will benefit your skin.
Dr. Debra Jaliman, a board-certified New York City dermatologist and author, spoke to Today about the added benefit of vegan skincare products: “Vegan skin care could be better for you especially if you have sensitive skin. While many of the nonvegan ingredients are not harmful, when you use vegan products you probably are getting more vitamins and minerals from the ingredients that come from plants.”
3. There Are No Animal By-Products
Not only does it sound gross to put animal by-products like gelatin from pig’s skin or extracts from dead insects on our skin or scalp, but it’s also something that feels unethical to many (including everyone at Madi Bella).
Avoiding animal by-products in your beauty routine is a great way to show your skin (and animals) some love; animal by-products aren’t exactly great for our health, anyway. People are beginning to take notice of what’s in their beauty products now more than ever — and we love it.