What Eco Beauty Means In The Biz

CLEO Singapore|March - April 2020

What Eco Beauty Means In The Biz
This is just the vegan-ning. We break down what’s what, and why you need to be a convert for your skin’s sake.
Monisha Sivanesan

In a progressively conscientious society thanks to millennials demanding products that are in line with their personal values, many beauty companies have begun jumping on the bandwagon to become vegan and cruelty-free. The list includes Estee Lauder, Revlon and more. It may come as a surprise to some, but beauty terms such as “vegan” and “cruelty-free” aren’t exactly interchangeable with each other. So, let ’s break these terms down and set things straight.

Essentially, vegan beauty products don’t contain any traces of animal ingredients, animal by-products and animal-derived products. If we’re talking specifics, then honey, beeswax, lanolin (sheep wool grease), carmine, gelatin, and placenta are some of animal-related specimens included in some formulations.


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March - April 2020