The Difference Between Cruelty Free and Vegan

Here at Buddha Beauty, we are proud to say that our products are 100% vegan crafted. In fact, ensuring that we operate on this basis is something that we hold very close to our hearts and have done since our conception in 2011. Despite this, many people are still confused about the difference between cruelty free and vegan cosmetics so in order to try and reduce this brain frog, we’ve decided to put together this blog on the topic…

Cruelty Free

The trend of boycotting companies that test on animals is becoming well known and the aim of the process it to get companies to understand how inhumane the process is. A cruelty free product is one that has not been testing on animals at any stage of its creation. In addition to this, none of the ingredients within the final products should have been testing on animals either. There are a range of different brands that are cruelty free however some may conduct tests where it is required by law, such as in China, so it is important to always check the details of a product.


Products that fall under the vegan category are defined by their lack of animal ingredients and animal derived ingredients. Examples of these include but are not limited to things like honey, beeswax, collagen, cholesterol and gelatin. With this said, many vegans also like their products to be free from animals testing too in order for them to be defined a vegan friendly product.

Here at Buddha Beauty, our exciting array of skincare products are not only vegan, they are also cruelty free! This means that no animals were used during the testing process of their creation and there are no animal products used as an ingredient. For more information about where we stand on animal testing and animal products, contact the Buddha Beauty team today!

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