by Teryn Darling January 23, 2024
In the realm of permanent makeup pigments, ethical choices are taking center stage, with the terms "vegan-friendly" and "certified vegan" carving out distinctive spaces. While both aim for cruelty-free options, the nuances are worth understanding.
Vegan-Friendly vs Certified Vegan
Vegan-friendly pigments, while striving to minimize their impact on animals, may not be entirely free of animal-derived ingredients or testing. This gray area leaves room for interpretation, posing a challenge for consumers seeking consistent ethical standards.
On the other hand, "certified vegan" pigments represent a true steadfast commitment to ethical practices. Manufacturers undergo a rigorous examination of each ingredient, ensuring there is no animal by-products and no animal testing. This certification, awarded by recognized organizations, signifies a transparent and accountable approach.
For permanent makeup pigment manufacturers, the choice between offering vegan-friendly options or obtaining certification is pivotal. The decision hinges on the brand's values and its commitment to meeting the evolving expectations of consumers and artists alike, as well as their willingness to undergo the lengthy process for “certified vegan” approval.
Navigating this landscape is crucial for artists, aligning personal values with product choices. Some may prioritize ingredients, while others seek assurance in the entire production process adhering to strict vegan principles.
Li Pigments: Safe by Choice, Not by Chance™
Li Pigments has been a reliable source for permanent cosmetics since 1992. From the moment we began manufacturing and distributing permanent cosmetics, we have made a commitment to safety, quality and cost efficiency.
Li Pigments adheres to stringent high-quality control standards that follow all cosmetic manufacturing protocols. They are a state-licensed certified cosmetic establishment certified for micro-pigmentation, permanent cosmetics, and tattooing, as well as traditional cosmetics. All pigments adhere to the highest standards for purity, tested to comply with their respective specifications for use in micro-pigmentation procedures.
Li Pigments is proud to offer cruelty-free, PETA certified, vegan products that are never tested on animals. PETA, an animal-welfare organization, created this symbol for verified companies to indicate that their products are strictly cruelty-free and are not tested on animals during any part of the production.
As the beauty industry embraces ethical and sustainable choices, permanent makeup artists play a vital role in the future of pigments. Whether opting for vegan-friendly or certified vegan pigments, the power lies in informed choices and a collective commitment to ethical beauty practices. Let's create a future that celebrates both creativity and compassion in this vibrant world of permanent makeup.
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