Do you read makeup labels, did you know that your perfect bright lipstick could be made of crushed beetles?
Animal-derived ingredients below are mainly used in mainstream cosmetics.
Carmine- used to get a bright red color in lipsticks, blush, eyeshadows. Carmine is made by boiling and crushing the female beetles.
Lanolin- Derived from oil glands of sheep.
Shark Squalene- derived from shark's liver.
Gelatin- Protein of animals obtained by boiling animal skin, bones, mainly derived from pigs and cows.
Beeswax- Wax derived by melting the honeybee comb.
Lanolin- A waxy substance that coats a sheep's wool.
Retinol/ Retinyl Palmitate- Derived from animals and linked to developmental issues, tumors and cancer. May cause harm to the fetus if used during pregnancy.
Collagen- Derived from animal tissue.
Silk powder- Derived from the secretion of silkworms.
Boar bristles- Hair of wild hogs.
Angora hair- Hair of the Angora rabbit or goats.
Cera Flav- Also known as beeswax
Guanine- Obtained from the scales of fish.
Here at Shimmer Me Gorgeous, we do not use any animal derived ingredients. All of our products are vegan & cruelty-free PETA certified.