Friday, March 13, 2009


I know I mentioned Lancome in the last post, but L'oreal assured me that the following applies to all of their brands:

Cosmetic products may contain ingredients derived from animal sources such as lanolin and honey. Our products do not contain ingredients derived from bovine (beef) or porcine (pork) sources; we may use ingredients derived from fish.

L'oreal owns the following companies that manufacture cosmetics:

Maybelline New York
CCB Paris

Helena Rubenstein
Shu Uemura
The Body Shop

So basically what this means is : If you buy cosmetics from the above companies, you have to be on the lookout for LANOLIN, which is derived from sheep. There are no beef or pork products in the cosmetics. Although L'oreal didn't state it in the email, I'm going to go ahead and tell you to be on the lookout for CARMINE. It's a insect derived dye that is used in MANY cosmetics. It's really gross to think about. But look it up for yourself. You'll be glad I warned you :)

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