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Does your product contain secret animal ingredients?

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Does your product contain secret animal ingredients?

Following on from our previous article regarding Skincare Ingredients to Avoid, this week we're discussing the potential animal/insect derived ingredients that could be in your skincare products; 'hidden' by misleading names.  The 10 Most Common Animal/Insect-derived Ingredients Carmine (also known as Cochineal Dye) - often food in lipsticks and blushers, this is a dye made from crushed beetles. The beetles feed on cactus plants in Central and South America, and when they are crushed, an intense red dye is produced. Guanine - a crystalline material found in fish scales which is shimmering and light defusing, guanine is commonly found in highlighters, mascara, nail...

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