This means the product contains NO animal ingredients or animal by-products.
Both the product and its individual ingredients have not been tested on animals.
In today’s world, the word "vegan" is thrown around, a lot. And if you’ve ever seen a skin-care product labeled “vegan” recently and thought huh?, I'd understand your confusion, I mean, it's not like there are masks made of actual meat or eye creams made of egg and chicken (thankfully), but you’d be surprised with how many skin-care brands do contain animal products.
You also may be surprised by how many of your favorite skin-care products may also be tested on animals! Animal tests for skin-care products include skin and eye irritation tests where chemicals are dripped into the eyes or rubbed onto the shaved skin of an animal, causing pain, blindness, bleeding, etc to innocent creatures.
However, be sure not to confuse the word “vegan” with “cruelty-free”.
Not every "cruelty-free" product is vegan, and many skin-care products that are considered "vegan" may still test on animals!
So, you need to look for products that fall into both categories! Make sure you check for both the vegan and cruelty-free labels on the products you are buying. As seen on the Alya Skin Pomegranate Facial Exfoliator and all other Alya Skin products!
The truth is, without animal ingredients, vegan products are actually better for your skin, especially if you’re someone with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Animal ingredients can be really harsh and clog your pores, causing unnecessary breakouts.
And, by purchasing cruelty-free products, you are standing up for animals who cannot speak for themselves. You're setting an example, to your friends, family, and the wider community that skin-care does not need to be tested on animals. Take Alya Skin Australia for example, Alya Skin has created Australia's favorite Pink Clay Mask and not a single animal was harmed in the making!