Animal-derived ingredients in your skincare product – Halal , Vegan
“Allantoin and Glycerin” are two such examples and there are many more….
Halal” or “Vegan” cosmetics skincare are very much in …
People looking for such skincare need to be aware if their product contains of animal derived ingredients….
Do you understand the term “Halal” & “Vegan” ?
The halal products itself can’t contain pork derived ingredients. Any source of animal ( cow, sheep etc) should be in accordance to islamic laws ( slaughtered under halal conditions).
Skincare products that are free from animal derived ingredients.
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Let’s start ;
Animal derived ingredients :
Gives a soothing effect and treats rashes and wounds. Allantoin is animal based (Uric acid) from mammals and plant based ( Comfrey root extract).
Common derivatives of Allantoin present in skincare range that you need to look out for ; Alcloxa, Aldioxa, Alpantha, Allantoin Zinc Undecylenate and Allantoin Benzocaine.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA)
Effective as an exfoliator, used widely in antiageing products, mainly targeting wrinkles, acne and removal of dead skin cells.
AHAs are animal (Lactic acid ) and plant derived. Plant derived are Glycolic acid , Citric acid, Salicylic acid, Lactic acid (plant milk sugars).
Protein obtained through boiling method (skin, bones and ligaments) in water, obtained by mammals (horses, cows, sheep, pigs etc).Used in shampoo, cosmetics and facemasks as a thickener agent.
Plant based alternative widely available Sea weed (algin, kelp, moss),Carrageen (carrageenan- Irish moss) and Locust bean gums.
Glycerin ( glycerol )
This is the result of a by-product obtain through manufacturing of soap, from animal fat.Glycerin is found in many skin care range (cosmetics, moisturisers and soaps) .
Derivatives are Polyglycerol and Glycerides.Vegetables oils Palm oil , Coconut oil and Seaweed are plant based derivatives.
Used as an emollient in moisturisers and cosmetics . Alternatively it’s animal and plant based, derived from shark’s liver and plant oils (Olive, Ricebran) .
Used an emollient in many major skincare brands obtained by the oil glands of the sheep. Its extracted from the wool.
It’s animal based and three types of major derivatives are Lanolin, Isopropyl Lanolate and Aliphatic Alcohols.Plant based are available ; plant and vegetable oils (Palm oils, Olive oils, Nutmeg oils).
A component of protein that helps in smoothing fine wrinkles , acne prone and damaged skin. Acts a skin plumper.An animal based present around the fluids in the joints of the mammals.Used mainly in cosmetics and skin care (moisturiser). Plants based alternatives are also available.
Fatty acid derived from mammal’s milk ( cow, goat or sheep). Caprylic Triglyceride and Capryl Betaine are such derivatives. Plant based are ( Palm or Coconut oil).
Red pigments used in many cosmetics (lip balms) obtained from female cochineal insect. A plant based alternative would be Beetroot extract or a Powder.
Protein that can be animal or plant based derived.Derived from animal tissue , found in vertebrates. Plant based derivatives are Almond oil and Soy protein.
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We hope you have found this blog useful… Now it’s your turn , choose your product carefully ….