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Sodium oleate is a salt of oleic acid (in chemistry terms, a salt is a substance formed when a metal (or other cation) replaces the hydrogen in an acid). Therefore, you cannot know without further information whether sodium oleate is veg*n or not, since oleic acid may be derived from animal fats. Check the labelling of the product to see whether it is ...


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In my understanding they are not considered to be vegan. Vegans, in general, try to avoid the exploitation of animals for human ends. Testing of animals is considered to be exploitation and harmful to animals. It's not in the letter or spirit of veganism, as it's defined for example by The Vegan Society, to buy or use those products, and if they are ...


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According to the Wikipedia article on Cocamidopropyl betaine Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is a mixture of closely related organic compounds derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine citation Dimethylaminopropylamine is usually synthesised from Acrylonitrile which is produced using ammonia (produced from hydrogen and nitrogen in the Haber ...


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Cosmetics are very complex products (lots of different substances) and it is quite hard to really understand if one product is 100% vegan or not. This article touches the surface of some non-vegan substances that are used for cosmetics: Lanolin as emollient Shellac in nail or hair products Glycerine is used for a broad range of products that include soaps, ...


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A good drugstore makeup brand would be elf cosmetics - I love their affordable brushes and highlighter! Milk Makeup, Inika, Kat Von D (if you're okay with her) and Everyday Minerals are great if you can spend more. KVD's eyeliner is a holy grail to many. I've heard great things about Sukin for their skincare products. Their products are environmentally ...


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There is UK-based PHB ethical beauty which has large ranges of skincare and make up products. I have bought skincare products (moisturisers, hand creams, soaps) from them and found them to be of good quality. Here's some information from their About Us page PHB Ethical Beauty is a pioneering British family business with a revolutionary range of award ...


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