Monday, March 31, 2014

Ask Kaylin: Raw Beauty Products

Hurraw! offers a selection of raw lip balms.
You may have heard of raw vegan diets, but have you heard of raw vegan beauty products? Just what makes a product "raw"? And where can you find it? Read on and find out.

I recently started a raw vegan diet. Do you know of any places that sell raw beauty items?

Yes, there are some companies that sell raw beauty products. However, this is a bit of a niche market, so you will find more options for skin care items than for cosmetics.

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, raw veganism is typically defined as a diet that excludes all animal products, but also food cooked above 48-40 °C (104-118 °F) (depending on the source). Some raw vegans eat limited cooked items as well, but aim for around 80% or more raw foods. This diet seems to stem from a belief that consuming raw or "living" food preserves the natural nutrients and enzymes, which some believe are altered or destroyed during the cooking process. However, there are some who argue against the diet as well.

The Body Deli also offers
products made with raw
So what does this mean for beauty products? Typically, this means the ingredients are described as "raw". For example, Hurraw! uses ingredients such as raw coconut oil. "Raw" can be difficult to define, and many companies don't cater to vegans, let alone raw vegans. It may be nearly impossible to replace your makeup bag with "raw" products, but I have found a few companies that do offer products for this niche market:
These companies offer raw products, but are not vegan, usually due to the use of beeswax:
If you're looking for something simpler, consider using a multi-tasking beauty product such as raw coconut oil (for body lotion, moisturizer, and eye makeup remover).

To find out more raw foods, these two books offer a hybrid approach (consuming limited cooked foods):
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