Thinking Beyond Food: Vegan & Cruelty Free Beauty Products
We’re pretty sure you’ll all have heard of Veganuary by now. The annual event inspires thousands of people every year to give vegan products a try, and hopefully continue to develop a more vegan-friendly lifestyle.
And while food and drink swaps are common, many people forget about other everyday items they can exchange for vegan-friendly and cruelty-free alternatives – and it can all begin with your nails.
Style, colour choice and that long-lasting manicure will always be top of your list when it comes to choosing your next gel polish. But when picking products for your nails – and your beauty regime in general – making a conscious effort to shop vegan and cruelty-free can have just as big an impact as the food choices you make.
While we can definitely help you out with vegan gel polish, finding alternatives for everything in your makeup bag and bathroom cabinet can be tricky. Here are some simple steps to help you be more conscious about what’s in your beauty regime for a better, kinder world.
Look Out For The Vegan Trademark
Having coined the word ‘vegan’ back in 1944, The Vegan Society created the vegan trademark for brands to showcase their vegan products. Bluesky Gel Polish is registered by The Vegan Society; the official association whose trademark is registered worldwide to highlight vegan-friendly and cruelty-free products.
Trademarks are a great way of spotting vegan and cruelty-free products to be sure that your choice is the right one when it comes to the beauty products you’re using.
Tip: As some products will be vegan and/or cruelty-free but simply not registered with a trademark, you can always ask the brand about their products to find out.
Make Small Sustainable Changes
Completely overhauling your bathroom, wardrobe and diet to lead the ultimate vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle sounds daunting. Because it is. Start by making small changes to your beauty regime to swap out your most-used products for animal-friendly alternatives.
All our Bluesky gel polish is registered by The Vegan Society, so picking your next nail colour will be one vegan-friendly product ticked off your list!
Do Your Research
And by that, we don’t necessarily mean sitting on Google trawling through websites! There are plenty of ways to find new products – using hashtags on Instagram like #veganbeauty or #veganuary can be a great way to engage with new brands who are posting about their vegan-friendly products.
For nail-specific products (because, let’s face it, that’s why we’re all here) the hashtag #vegannails is the most obvious place to start – and where you’ll find all our nail designs too.
Veganuary is a great way to start making small and sustainable changes to your lifestyle. Find out more about the movement and how you can get involved, and discover more about The Vegan Society and its registered trademark too.