It’s estimated that 4 of Canadians are vegetarian or vegan and approximately 2.5 of the U.S. is vegan. This means that approximately 1.3 million Canadians and 7.5 million Americans have some interest in products that do not contain animal-derived ingredients.
If you’re interested in delving into this ever-expanding market, be sure to check out this list of animal-derived cosmetic ingredients that you’ll want to avoid!
Some of the ingredients on the list may be derived from multiple sources, so be sure to check with your supplier to be certain your ingredient is plant-derived before purchasing.
“Canadian vegetarians are in the business of making a compassionate lifestyle hip, accessible, and mainstream…As evidenced everywhere from way up north in Whitehorse, where the city’s second vegan restaurant is set to open this year, to Vancouver, where innovation in vegan foods is taking all of North America by storm, to Montreal, where the raw vegan movement is growing like Wheatgrass, there’s an evolution happening in the Great White North. Suddenly, vegan is en vogue. There’s long been a veg movement in Canada, but it is now driven by a seemingly unstoppable momentum.”