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Vegan | Plant-Based | Cruelty-Free Hair & Skin Care Products

vegan skin careVegan | Plant-Based | Cruelty-Free Hair & Skin Care Products

Google Beauty Trends reports that Vegan Skin Care is an important trend to watch with searches for Vegan Skin Care growing over 83% each year. What does it mean for a skin care product to be vegan? In this post we explore the term vegan, vegetarian and cruelty-free for hair and skin care products.

Vegan/Plant-Based

Vegan, also known as plant-based, products contain no ingredient from any animal or processed with animal products. This includes honey, beeswax and white sugar produced through animal bone char. Many ingredients from animal flesh are contained in products labeled as vegan because of lack of education.

Vegetarian

Vegetarian products may include milk, whey, casein, eggs, honey, beeswax, secretions from the civet cat, lanolin from sheep wool and musk oil from musk deer. Many animal by-product ingredients from the slaughter of animals are contained in products labeled as vegetarian because of lack of education.

Animal

Animal-based products are from animals that are killed in order to use the ingredient or used as a by-product. These include tallow (oil from the fat of the cow and pig), emu oil, gelatin, stearic acid (animal derived) and fish scales. Many cosmetics contain animal products especially pig oil and it is not disclosed on the ingredient list. Other ingredients are colorants in make-up from crushed female beetles, gelatin from cow’s skin, tendons, ligaments and bones, keratin and collagen from animals’ horns, hooves, feathers and hair and animal derived hyaluronic acid from the rooster’s comb.

Cruelty-Free

A product may be made of only vegan/plant-based ingredients, however it may still test on animals. Many cosmetics are still tested on animals and these tests can be very painful, cause suffering and even death. Rabbits, mice, rats, and guinea pigs are often used to test cosmetics on to see if they have an allergic reaction. After the external testing, the animal is killed and dissected to examine the effects to their internal organs. A product that is labeled cruelty-free means that no animals were harmed or killed in the making of the product including testing. Animal-testing is out-dated and there is much better technology available that causes no harm to animals.

Vegan Cosmetics also known as Plant-Based Cosmetics

Consumers should know what is in their cosmetics. Many cosmetics contain pig oil, cow skin, hoofs, etc. For a list of common animal-based products read this post. The consumer should know if an ingredient is made from the by product of the slaughter of an animal and if that product contains ingredients from an animal. The cosmetic industry is starting to take note of this and many brands are including a vegan label on their product. However, there is still no regulations or requirements regarding the labeling animal-based ingredients or animal testing in cosmetics. We encourage everyone to know what is in their skin, hair care, and makeup products. If it is not directly labeled as vegan or the ingredient list is not on the product, look up the company online and contact them directly if you cannot find out or are unsure.

What are your thoughts? Is it important to you for cosmetic products to be labeled vegan, vegetarian or animal-based? Do you make natural hair and skin care products? If so, are these products vegan and cruelty-free? We’d love to hear from you in our comments.

At Joan Morais Naturals we are committed in only using vegan/plant-based ingredients that are cruelty-free. All of our formulations are vegan/plant-based and cruelty-free.  

Resources

List of companies that DO test on animals. 

List of companies that DO NOT test on animals.

Read about ways you can make a difference as a consumer.

Hair Perfume Recipes

Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course FAQs

Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course

Have you been thinking about making your own professional natural skin care products?

Not sure if the Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course is right for you? Here are some frequently asked questions on the course which will hopefully help you better understand if this is the course for you.

How is this course provided?

The course is an in-depth online video-based training program that is entirely online-based learning and can be taken at your own pace. There is no expiration date and you have lifetime course access. Online courses are one of the best ways to learn because you can re-watch and re-learn the information, formulation procedures and watch the formulas being made as many times as you like and access the numerous resources.

What information is included in it?

The course covers 12 training modules including cosmetic formulation fundamentals, moisturizers. lotions. creams, serums, cleansers, exfoliants, toners,  lip balms, lip gloss, body and hand wash, deodorant, natural spa products, aromatherapy, herbs, and scent development. You will learn about natural preservation, good manufacturing practices, product customization, product containers and labeling, pricing and so much more Click here for a full description of the course.

What does it mean that Joan is guiding and mentoring the course?

This is a self-guided online course that is always available, however Joan mentors the course  one-two times a year.. That means Joan will assist you and answer all your questions throughout this mentored course. There will be weekly module overviews with 5 live group phone consultations. Course participants can ask any questions on cosmetic formulation; formulating and making skin and body care products, starting your own business or your current business. These consultation calls are not included in the regular non-mentored course. There is no extra fee for this mentorship, it is an added bonus for you to join when it works for you. You can participate in the guided and mentored course once but you will have continued lifetime course access to all the course materials.

Do I need to already be making my own products to take this course? What skill level is required?

You do not need to be making your own products to take this course, however this is designed for those serious in making natural skin and body care products for either personal use or for a business. This course is designed for most levels, from beginning to advance. Joan is very detailed with her tutorials, videos, and training manuals. You will have lifetime course access to all these course materials that you can watch, read and review as many times as you need in order to better understand it.

How long is the course?

During the guided and mentored course, there will be 8 weekly module overviews to help you keep a good pace to complete the course, however the length of time it takes you to complete the course is completely up to you. The course is self-guided and can be accessed at any time. There is no expiration date on when you need to complete it by. You will have lifetime course access. You will receive a certificate of completion when you have completed the course.

How long do I have access to this course?

You will have lifetime course access. You can access the course at any time, on any day. You can watch the videos over and over to assist you to make the formulations. For access to the course, sign into My Account located at the top right hand corner at www.joanmorais.com and click on the link to the classrooms. Life gets busy and sometimes it takes us away from our studying. But this course will be here for you when you are ready to return to it. Lifetime course access means you will have complete access to the course for as long as the course exists at Joan Morais Naturals.

Will I receive some kind of certification when I complete the course?

Yes, you will receive a pdf of your certificate of completion that you can print and proudly display when you have completed the course.

Will I be able to make my own skin care product line after taking this course?

Yes! This course provides in-depth information on making naturally preserved skin care products, good manufacturing practices, lab testing, product development, how to create a natural skin care line, raw material suppliers, product containers, labeling, ingredients, formulations and much, much more! We have many students from all around the world that go on to create their own professional skin care line after taking this course! Some of our students started out with Joan and still have a successful business going on for 10+ years.

When do I need to sign up in order to receive the mentorship by Joan?

The mentorship course dates will be posted on the website and an email will be sent out with the dates. Make sure and sign up to be on our email list (located on the homepage) and receive notification of the next session.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still take the course?

Yes! We have students from all over the world take our courses. The course is entirely online and self-guided and can be taken anywhere with sufficient access to the internet. All course instruction is in English and provides a variety of mediums including video, print and a private Facebook community support group.

Do you offer any other Professional Natural Product Making Courses?

Yes! We have a Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course. Joan will be guiding and mentoring this course as well and many of the same features above apply to this course in regards to hair care products.

I’m still not sure if this is the right course for me, what else can I do to make sure?

We highly recommend that you carefully review our information page on the Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making course. The review goes in-depth on the different areas of product making that will be taught. It also includes the table of contents for all training manuals that are provided. After reviewing all this information and you are still unsure, please feel free to email us with any specific questions you may have.

Happy Product-Making and hope to see you in our next course!

Vegan Cosmetics – Plant-Based Cosmetics

 Vegan Cosmetics - Plant-Based Cosmetics

Vegan Cosmetics also known as Plant-Based Cosmetics
I think cosmetics should include on the label a symbol stating they contain animal products. Consumers should know what is in their cosmetics. Many cosmetics contain pig oil, cow skin, hoofs, etc. For a list of common animal-based products read this post. The consumer should know if an ingredient is made from the by product of the slaughter of an animal and if that product contains ingredients from an animal. Three labels/logos I would like to see stamped on cosmetics with an industry standard logo are vegan, vegetarian and animal.

Vegan/Plant-Based
Vegan products contain no ingredient from any animal or processed with animal products. This includes honey, beeswax and white sugar produced through animal bone char. Many ingredients from animal flesh are contained in vegan products because of lack of education.

Vegetarian
Vegetarian products may include milk, whey, casein, eggs, honey, beeswax, secretions from the civet cat, lanolin from sheep wool and musk oil from musk deer. Many animal by-product ingredients from the slaughter of animals are contained in vegetarian products because of lack of education.

Animal
Animal-based products are from animals that are killed in order to use the ingredient or used as a by-product. These include tallow (oil from the fat of the cow and pig), emu oil, gelatin, stearic acid (animal derived) and fish scales. Many cosmetics contain animal products especially pig oil and it is not disclosed on the ingredient list. Other ingredients are colorants in make-up from crushed female beetles, gelatin from cow’s skin, tendons, ligaments and bones, keratin and collagen from animals’ horns, hooves, feathers and hair and animal derived hyaluronic acid from the rooster’s comb.

At Joan Morais Naturals we are in the process to clearly state if a formulation is vegan/plant-based or vegetarian. We are transitioning the formulas to vegan containing no animal products, only plant-based.

What are your thoughts? Is it important to you for cosmetic products to be labeled vegan, vegetarian or animal-based?

joan moraisJoan Morais is a natural cosmetic formulator, instructor, author and the owner of Joan Morais Naturals. Joan assists product makers on how to make high quality, stable and effective natural body, hair and skin care products for personal use and a product making business.