Source: 5 Ways to Tell If Your Beauty Products Are Vegetarian
October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, and while most of us have a pretty easy time knowing when food is vegetarian or not, things are a little different when it comes to beauty. So how do you know if a product you're using qualifies?
- Look for the Leaping Bunny label. It means that the product you're buying wasn't tested on animals. Note: you'll still have to refer to the label to learn whether or not the product in question is vegan or vegetarian.
- Check the company out online before you buy. Most lines that make vegetarian or vegan products are pretty proud of the fact and make a point of it on their websites. Lush and Melvita are both good examples of this - you can see both their ingredient lists and certifications without ever leaving your couch.
- Does it say there are omega-3s in it? Then, make sure they're not fish derived. Omega-3 fatty acids are a popular ingredient in moisturizers right now,