Why Do Some Companies’ Product Labels Say, ‘No Animal Ingredients,’ When, in Fact, the Products Contain Beeswax, Lanolin, Whey, etc.?

Thankfully, by now, most companies know that a vegan product is one that doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients. Watch out for these ingredients and others that hurt animals:

  • Beeswax
  • Carmine
  • Honey
  • Lanolin

If you see ingredients that may or may not be vegan, depending on the source, ask the company about it. To be completely safe, use companies that are PETA-approved cruelty-free—they don’t test on animals and use only vegan ingredients.

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