Vegan plant-based products are generally formulated with just a few ingredients rather than a complex cocktail of animal and or synthetically-derived ingredients.
Why it matters
Approximately 60% of what you put on your skin will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This is especially important when you consider animal (food products) are frequently contaminated with veterinary drug residues which are administered through the feed to control disease and boost production. However, just like drug residues found in animal-derived foodstuffs, animal-derived cosmetic ingredients could potentially pose the same risk to human health.
Additionally, there is a concern that bovine-derived cosmetic ingredients could harbour diseases such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly known as "Mad Cow Disease". Vegan skincare is not only an ethical choice, but it is also a healthier choice.