While you may not think of your makeup drawer as a hidden source of animal byproducts, there are unfortunately plenty of them lurking in your products. According to the New York Times, common beauty ingredients like honey, beeswax, lanolin, squalene, carmine, and gelatin are all derived from animals.

However , there are usually so many high-quality and effective beauty and skin care brands with vegan products in their lineup, so you can get everything from glamorous make-up to creams, serums plus hair treatments that are full of powerful active components while remaining free of animal ingredients.

Retailers like  Sephora   make it easy to shop vegan items, thanks to dedicated landing pages for  makeup ,   skin care ,   hair care   and  fragrances   that are free from animal-derived ingredients. You can also use apps like Yuka   (a scanner that gives you health info on food and cosmetic products) and check for Leaping Bunny certification   (a designation for animal-friendly products) when trying to find vegan products.  

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best vegan beauty products around. Update your make-up drawer with some new foundation or lipstick, upgrade your skin care regime with a powerful serum or get the best hair of your life with the cult-fave thickening spray. There are more options available than a person might think.

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