HOLA fellow plant faces!
Over my HUGE Make-up kit Veganising i read about COUNTLESS ingredients and created a spreadsheet of all of my research. Below are the most common ingredients i discovered in skincare and make-up and what they are derived from/used for. The info below has been collected from blogs, chemistry papers, wikipedia and books. If you see something that you believe to be incorrect- please do get in touch with me.
This list has been created to help us become more #Plantfaced and i hope you find it useful. If you would like to repost this information please reference and credit this blog.
Acacia decurrens: (VEGAN) From the perennial tree
Adrenaline: (BOTH) taken from the adrenal glands of hogs, cattle and sheep. Vegan version available taken from plants
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE (VEGAN): Salt derived
Ambergris (NOT VEGAN): Ingredient is derived from the waxy oil that lines whale’s stomachs (whale sick). Often this is found on coastlines and collected. Surprisingly enough, this oil substance is used to make the scent “set” in perfumes.
Argania spinosa (VEGAN): Kernal oil from trees
Bee Pollen (NOT VEGAN)
Bees wax (NOT VEGAN
Benzyl ether myristate (VEGAN): emollient/siliconeemollient/shine for hair products and lips
Bone Phosphate (NOT VEGAN
Boron nitride (VEGAN): synthetic chemical
Butylene glycol (VEGAN): Alchohol from fermented corn
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE: (VEGAN): glass type materiel
Calcium carbonate (VEGAN)
Calcium caseinate (NOT VEGAN)
CALCIUM LACTATE (BOTH): Salt from lactic acid
calcium phosphate (VEGAN)
calcium stearate (BOTH)
calcium stearate (BOTH)
calcium sulfate (VEGAN)
Candelilla Cera, (VEGAN): Made from Leaves
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (VEGAN): Coconut oilcoconut oil
Caprylyl Glycol (VEGAN): plant dervived skin conditioning agentplant dervived skin conditioning agent
Carbomer (VEGAN): acrylic
Carmine/cochineal dye (NOT VEGAN): Dye from crushed Dactylopius Coccus … or cochineal beetles to be precise. The insects feed on cactus plants in Central and South America and the females eat the red cactus berries; when they’re crushed an intense red dye is produced. It’s found in most lipsticks and a lot of blush products.
Carnauba wax (VEGAN): Derived from palm wax
Castoreum:(NOT VEGAN) Found mostly in Perfume
Cera alba: (NOT VEGAN) Bees wax
Cera Alba(NOT VEGAN) Beeswax
Ceresin (VEGAN): Mineral wax
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (VEGAN): from natural waxes and plantsalcholol
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (VEGAN): colour from chromium metalcolour
Civet glands (NOT VEGAN): Secretion from a Civet Cat's Glands mostly taken while still alive. Often found in perfume.
Collagen (BOTH): Found mostly in lip-plumping glosses and anti-aging creams, this is a fibrous protein from animal tissue. Vegan version available from plants.
Copernicia Cerifera Wax (VEGAN): Plant wax
Corn starch & rice powder (VEGAN): rice and starch
Creatine (VEGAN): Ssynthetic
Crosspolymer (VEGAN): acrylate and silicone cross polymers
Cyclohexasiloxane (VEGAN): Silicone
Cyclopentasiloxane (VEGAN) Silicone
Dimer dilinoleate copolymer(VEGAN): Vegetable derived rheology modifier and water repellency agent
Dimethiconol (VEGAN): Silicone
Disodium inosinate: (NOT VEGAN) Fish derivative
Disodium ribonucleotides: (NOT VEGAN)
Disteardimonium hectorite (VEGAN): Clay mineral
Estradiol: (NOT VEGAN) See Estrogen/Oestrogen
Ethoxydiglycol (VEGAN): Synthetic
Ethylhexylglycerin(BOTH): Type of Glycerine
Ethylhexyl glycerin (BOTH): Form of glycerine
Estrogen/ oestrogen (NOT VEGAN): Also listed as Estradiol this hormone-based can be found in most perfumes, restorative creams or lotions. Estrogen is obtained by extracting urine from pregnant horses.
Gelatin(NOT VEGAN) Similar to tallow, gelatin is the boiled skin, tendons, ligaments and bones of animals. It’s aliases include gel, hide glue, gelatine, isinglass, kosher and halal gelatin. Found mostly in creamy cosmetics, hair and nail treatments.
Gluconolactone(VEGAN): Derived from sugar. Mostly used as an Anti bac/acne treatment/skin cell turnover encouragement.
Glycerine(BOTH): Also known as glycerol or glycerine, glycerin is a colourless liquid found in all natural fats (whether animal or plant). It can also be manufactured synthetically.
Glycerol (BOTH): Type of glycerine
Glycol (VEGAN): Alcohol
Gossypium herbaceum (VEGAN): Oil from Cotton plants and seeds
Guanine (NOT VEGAN) : Often confused with bat guano, or bat poop. In fact, it’s a crystalline material that’s shimmering or light-diffusing and found in crushed fish scales. It’s in most mascaras, nail polishes and lipsticks.
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER (VEGAN): Synthetic polymer.
Hexanetriol chemically (NOT VEGAN): Altered bees wax
Hexylene glycol (VEGAN): synthetic chemical solvent
Hyaluronic acid (BOTH): Made from rooster combs. Vegan version available.
Hydrogenated didecene (VEGAN): Natural oils and minerals
Hydrogenated polyisobutene (VEGAN): synthetic polymer for skin softening
Iron oxide (VEGAN): Mineral
Isobutane (VEGAN): Gass/aerosol
Isododecane (VEGAN): Synthetic. Helps to stop colour evaporating/wiping off
Isostearate (VEGAN): Alcohol
Keritin (BOTH): Made from ground hooves, horns and animal hair. Vegan version available with a blend of soy beans, corn or wheat.
Lactitol (NOT VEGAN) Milk derivative
Lactose (NOT VEGAN) Dairy
Lanolin(NOT VEGAN): Also called wool wax or wool grease, is a wax secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals.
LAUROYL LYSINE (VEGAN): A skin conditioning ingredient that also improves product texture. Derived from coconut oil.
Limonene (VEGAN): Made from Fruit peals
linalool (VEGAN): Flowers
Lipase(NOT VEGAN) Traditionally, most lipases originated from cow and pig pancreatic glands as well as the pre-gastric juices of calves, lambs or baby goats.
Lysozyme(NOT VEGAN) Found in egg whites
Magnesium aluminum silicate (VEGAN): Purified clay.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (VEGAN): A stable, water-soluble form of vitamin Ca stable, water-soluble form of vitamin C for brightening effects, antioxidant
Magnesium carbonate hydroxide (VEGAN): saltsalt
Magnesium stearate(NOT VEGAN) Derived from pork
Manganese (VEGAN): Mineral
Mica (VEGAN): Crystals
Musk (NOT VEGAN) glands of a male musk/deer found often in perfume
Nylon 12 (VEGAN): Synthetic mattifieyer
Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate (BOTH)
Octylldodecanol (VEGAN): Derived from natural fats
Oestrogen (NOT VEGAN) See 'Estrogen'
Palmaria palmata extract (VEGAN): seeweed, red dulce, sea lettuce used as an antioxident & emollient
Palmitate acid/palmiticthe: (BOTH) Most common saturated fatty acid found in animals, plants and microorganisms
Panthenol (VEGAN): b5 found in plants
Paraffinum liquidum (VEGAN): Minerals
Pearl powder (NOT VEGAN) Made from freshwater pearls created by freshwater mussels.
Pentylene Glycol (VEGAN): Sythetic. Water and oil-soluble. Used as a solvent
Petrolium jelly (BOTH): Oils found in animals and plant soils
Phenoxyethanol (VEGAN): found in green tea or sythetic
Polybutene (VEGAN): Oils and petroliumoils and petrolium
Polyester (VEGAN): Sythetic
Polyethylene (VEGAN): Plastic
Polyglyceryl- 2 (BOTH) Type of Glycerine
Polyglyceryl(BOTH)- form of glycerine
Polyimide 1 (VEGAN): Sythetic
Polyisoprene (VEGAN): Natural rubber
Polymethylsilsesquioxane (VEGAN): Silicone used as a soft and shiny agent
Polyquaternium 69 (VEGAN): Synthetic for frizz reduction
Potassium sorbate (VEGAN): Salts and sorbic salts
Propylene carbonate (VEGAN): Solvent
Propylene glycol (VEGAN): Solvent for perfume/hairspray
PTFE (VEGAN): Used as a preservative and to given a smooth finish
Quaternium (VEGAN): Salt
Retinol (BOTH) Can often be found in products that boast an “anti-aging” quality. Retinol is a potent source of vitamin A, Vegan version available but it is almost always derived from an animal.
Salvia officinalis (VEGAN): Sage
Shea Butter (VEGAN): Karite tree in Africa.
Shellac (NOT VEGAN) The female lac bug, Kerria lacca, found in the forests of India and Thailand, secretes excrement (poo), which forms a tunnel-like tube on the branches of trees.
Silica (VEGAN): mineral quartzmineral quartz
Silicate (VEGAN): Silicone and oxygensilicone and oxygen
Silk powder(NOT VEGAN): Boiled silk worms
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) (VEGAN): Seed oil
Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (VEGAN): Acrylic
Sodium benzoate (VEGAN): Salt of benzoic acid. cranberries, prunes, greengage plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples.
Sodium chloride (VEGAN): Saltsalt
Sodium dehydroacetate (VEGAN): Salt. Used as a preservative
Sodium Gluconate (VEGAN): Saltsalt
Sorbic (VEGAN): Salt. Used as a preservative
Squalene (NOT VEGAN) This substance is extracted from the livers of sharks and then added to your eye makeup and lipsticks. Not to be confused with squalane which is from olives
Squalane (VEGAN): Oil derived from olives. Not to be confused with Squalene which is not vegan.
Stearic acid (BOTH): From animal or plant oils
Stearic acid (BOTH): From animals as well as plant oils.
Talc (VEGAN): Mineral
Tallow (NOT VEGAN) Rendered animal fat. boiled the carcasses of slaughtered animals until a fatty substance is produced. Mostly found in foundation, lipsticks and eye shadows
Teflon (VEGAN): Used as a preservative and to create a smooth finish
Tetrasodium edta (VEGAN): water soluble ingredient
Tin oxide (VEGAN): A mineral colour to give a beautiful metallic finish
Titanium dioxide (VEGAN): Mineral
Tocopheryl Acetate (BOTH) vitamin E- in vegetable oils, dairy products, meat, eggs, cereals, nuts, and leafy green and yellow vegetables.
Tribeehenin (BOTH) Form of glycerine
triethoxycaprylylsilane (VEGAN): Silicone
Triethylhexanoin (BOTH) fatty acids found in plants and animals
Triethylhexanoin (BOTH): Fatty Acids found in plants and animals
Triisostearin (BOTH): Type of Glyerine
Ultra Marine (VEGAN): blue, pink, red, violet of sodium aluminium sulfosilicate. syntheicblue, pink, red, violet of sodium aluminium sulfosilicate. Syntheic
Undecylenic acid (VEGAN): Castor Oil
VP/VA coplymer (VEGAN)
Zea mays starch (VEGAN): Corn starch
Zinc (VEGAN): Metal