Vegetarian, Vegan, Cruelty free: definitions that matter!
To date, all Neve Cosmetics cosmetics are vegetarian and also vegan: they contain neither animal ingredients nor ingredients derived from animal production.
Our formulation choices have allowed us to obtain cosmetics with exceptional performance without taking advantage of innocent creatures.
Many ingredients commonly used in the cosmetic industry are unfortunately produced by animals (milk, eggs, lanolin, beeswax ...) or even animal parts (placenta, tallow, collagen ...). The vegetarian & vegan philosophy banishes them both!
Cruelty-free generally means the choice not to test products on animals.
eve Cosmetics has never carried out experiments on animals, even before they were banned across Europe on 11 March 2013.
Laboratory tests for our cosmetics are carried out only on human volunteers.
The approach to cosmetics of our company is based on the preference for natural ingredients of proven safety, which do not need to pass tests on animals (nor alternatives) to be used.
Avoiding animal testing is important, but not sufficient.
Animals suffer not only in the laboratory, but also in intensive breeding! We are against killing, exploiting and using animals for cosmetics.
For us, being cruelty-free also means choosing vegan and vegetarian ingredients, never using slaughter derivatives. This last statement may seem obvious because not everyone knows that many brands use mammals (often slaughter waste such as collagen, tallow and placenta) in their cosmetics.
We do not.
Vegetarian and vegan alternatives that do not involve suffering do exist, and we are very happy to use them.
The refusal to use animal bristles in our makeup brushes is also part of our cruelty-free philosophy. We are absolutely against the use of mammals for the production of bristles, expecially since it is possible to obtain excellent, professional brushes just using synthetic fibers.
We found a way to improve the lives of our four-legged friends with the Cuore di Neve initiative: from January 2013 our company is happy to support kennels, catteries and shelters for unfortunate animals.
Therefore, purchasings Neve Cosmetics products contribute to save many beautiful, innocent creatures. Click here to find out more.
Thank you for your interest and desire to explore complex and important issues.
Neve Cosmetics staff
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