4 Common Non-Vegan Ingredients You Need To Be Aware Of

These days veganism is on the rise. Vegetarians take extra care to ensure that the products they use are not animal extracted. Cosmetics here are no exception. Living the vegan lifestyle entails a consciousness of the ingredients that go into cosmetic products.


With such a plethora of cosmetic products on the market, it can be a real trouble to filter trustworthy vegan makeup, Australia brands. For starters, you can check the ingredients list of cosmetic products for any non-vegan ingredients. To help you out, here is a list of 4 common non-vegan ingredients that you can look for in cosmetics:

  1. Beeswax: This wax is extracted from a bee’s hive. One pound of wax is created and secreted after honey bees consume more than six pounds of honey. Beeswax is a common ingredient found in eye shadows, foundations and even lipsticks.
  2. Collagen: Collagen is a protein that is added to many creams, lotions and even lipsticks for its ability to temporarily ‘plump up’ the face or lips. It is produced naturally in animals and is extracted by cooking the bones, tissues and skin of dead animals. 
  3. Carmine: Carmine is a deep red color that is extracted from the crushed body and eggs of cochineal insects.
  4. Guanine: This pearly essence is made by mixing fish scales with alcohol. Guanine is the ingredient that gives blushes, eyeshadows and nail polish that pearly effect.

Now that you are familiar with the four most common non-vegan ingredients in cosmetics, you can sift through the makeup aisle quickly and purchase vegan products of your liking.