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Carmine/Cochineal Free Makeup


carmine cochineal free makeup
I was recently asked by Louise (Brit Boutique) which make up brands are free from carmine. For those not aware carmine can be found in food and cosmetics. It is a red colouring made from crushed Cochineal beetles. It is a natural ingredient but considered by many, including me, not to be cruelty free. It is also listed on ingredients as Crimson Lake, Cochineal, Natural Red 4, C.I. 75470 or E120.

If you would like to guarantee your makeup is free from ALL animal ingredients I would point you in the direction of Companies who carry the Vegan Society Logo. This will give you peace of mind that a product does not contain animal ingredients and the product and ingredients have not been tested on animals by the manufacturer. If you wish to verify a product has been registered with the Vegan Society there is a search facility on their website (click here). Vegetarian Society approval is slightly different, it will guarantee no animal testing and ingredients must not be derived from animal flesh but they do allow for free range eggs, honey and beeswax.

Free From brands that have Vegan Society approval

Free From brands without carmine but contain beeswax/honey
Essential Care - Every makeup product is 100% natural and free from synthetic solvents, polymers, dyes, preservatives, parabens, lead, mercury, phthalates, silicone, petrochemicals, talc, nanoparticles, carmine and high allergen tree nut oils.
Sampure Minerals - Vegetarian society approved
Everyday Minerals - according to FAQ page every product is Vegan
NATorigin - Vegetarian Society & Allergy UK Approved
100% Pure - cosmetics are colored from fruit and vegetable pigments
Lavera - some products are certified vegan click here to view the list

My Favourite online retailers who enable you to search by ethics 
Cutecosmetics
Cocktail Cosmetics
I Choose What I Use

I hope this has helped anyone interested in "cleaning up" their makeup collection. Thank you to @RedFox_Diaries, @ichoosy, @PeachykeenOrg, @TamaraBrittain and @amber_felce for helping me find the brands mentioned above. If you know of other makeup brands free from carmine, please leave a comment below. 


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12 comments:

  1. Great post Sarah! Thanks for introducing me to new brands, will definitely be checking out their carmine free lippies!

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    1. Thanks for your input on Twitter & I hope you find a new lippy that you can love :-)

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  2. Hmm I had no idea there're bugs in make up, eeks! Thank you for posting this it's really helpful!

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    1. well you let something new today so you can be more aware for the feature :-)

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  3. I just found your blog and I really like it! I have really sensitive skin so this might just be the blog for me.

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    1. welcome & glad you have found me, I hope my blog can assist you in some way :-)

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  4. Sarah, thank you for posting this. It is very informative. I hadn't realised until I went looking at makeup ingredients that carmine is in blusher and some eyeshadows too. I feel a change of companies happening for my makeup now or I may stick with what works but avoid the products that contain carmine. I can feel some purchases happening very soon. I haven't been using organic products for very long so I'm always looking for some helpful advice and your blog is a great source for this as are the ones you recommend too.

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    1. Louise, glad you found this informative, thanks for the question as it has given me the opportunity to spread awareness for carmine in makeup. Have fun shopping for new products :-)

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  5. Thank you for the round up, Sarah! Very handy. Cochineal gives me the heebie jeebies for a lot of reasons. I've been glad to see this ingredient & concerns about it making it into mainstream media recently - I've seen it covered a few times in the Huffington Post.

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    1. I shall have to catch up on Huffington Post as I haven't spotted that but as you said nice to see aware in the mainstream media

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  6. This is a really interesting blog post Sarah, thank you! I will take notes of few brands to try in the future :)

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm glad you have found this interesting :-)

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