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Are these animal derived ingredients hiding in your cosmetics?

Posted by Shimmer Me Gorgeous on

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. 

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