VE cosmetics was born out of a love of make up and trying to find makeup that I would be happy to put on my skin. I spent a long time reading into the ingredients of makeup brands and wondering what I was putting on my face and why all the chemicals were needed, (along with the worry of what the chemicals were actually doing to my skin/body).
I've always loved essential oils and the more natural approaches to dry skin, chapped lips etc. and as a result started making up my own skin care products. The approach I adhere to means No parabens or Phthalates in my body care range.. These are all synthetic chemicals and inexpensive. The truth is these chemicals clog your skin up and alter your skins ability to get rids of toxins, which often results in acne and other skin issues. By no means are all my skincare products all natural as some skincare products need preservatives so they do not go mouldy within a week of opening them - but I have done a lot of research and use the best possible agents out there.
As a keen animal rights supporter, I'm vegan and a fund raiser for numerous animal charities cruelty free items are also very important to me. I do not condone testing on animals and therefore being able to wear products that I can 100% say no animals were harmed in the process of making them is ridiculously important to me. I also do not believe an item cannot be 100% cruelty free if it is not vegan (how can something that contains parts of dead animals but be cruelty free?).
People started asking what make up I used and about my skin care routine. When I explained I made it myself , and that it was vegan friendly I had a lot of people asking me to make them lipsticks and face scrubs. So I thought why not offer it up to the masses. If you want a skin care product that's lovingly handmade and the only animal it has been near is my husky when he tries to eat my lip scrubs then look no further!
As I expand (positive thinking) I will also be looking to bring you items from other small businesses that have the same ethos as me ( cruelty free and vegan friendly).
I can confirm that all products supplied to my customers are not tested on animals. I do not conduct/commission or condone any animal testing or purchase supplies for any company that tests on animals. No products sold as of my launch date (01.06.15) will use ingredients that have been tested on animals, and the final products will not be tested on animals,