As I embark into the land of 100% cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics, I am learning just how difficult it can be to shop for these products. No longer can you head to your local drugstore and expect to find a plethora of options for the perfect red lipstick; now you must triple-check every label and attempt to decode an ingredients list that reads more as a chemistry problem than a cosmetic.
In order to alleviate a little of the difficulty and confusion that comes along with shopping 100% cruelty-free and vegan, I have begun to contact popular brands that are 100% cruelty-free in order to get a list of their products that are also vegan. There are many great cruelty-free brands out there whose products are also mostly vegan, but sometimes it can be difficult to know for sure.
The first cruelty-free company I contacted was Yes to (also known as Yes to Carrots). They responded promptly with a comprehensive vegan list and a great attitude!
Here is my exchange with them and their current vegan list:
Hi there Becky,
Thank you so much for your inquiry about our Yes To product line! We love that you're interested in saying YES to something new. The only products in the Yes To lines which contain ingredients derived from animals are beeswax, honey and silk amino acids. These ingredients are derived naturally. Products in the Yes To line which contain one of these items include:
YTC Daily Softening Hand & Elbow Cream: Beeswax YTC Dry Scalp Shampoo: Silk Amino Acids YTC Dry Scalp Conditioner: Silk Amino Acids YTCb Nourishing Baby Lotion: Beeswax YTCb Soothing Diaper Cream: Beeswax YTB Eye Firming Treatment: Beeswax YTB YTB Smoothing Daily Cleanser (old & new): Beeswax YTG Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream: Beeswax YTG Dark Spot Correcting Body Crème: Beeswax YTG Correct & repair Body Crème: Beeswax YTG Correct & repair Eye Cream: Beeswax YTCu SPF 30 Sun Stick: Beeswax YTCu Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Stick: Beeswax YTCo Head to Toe Restoring Balm: Beeswax ALL Lip Balms: Beeswax DISCO: YTC Leave in Conditioner: Honey DISCO: YTB Line Reducing Lip Treatment: Beeswax DISCO: YTB Rejuvenating Body Lotion: Beeswax