Tuesday, 21 February 2012

GOSH Cosmetics - List of vegan friendly products

Normally, when emailing cosmetic companies regarding their products, I usually ask for a list of their vegan products as opposed to vegetarian products. The reason for this is that in the past I've found that numerous companies regard a number of ingredients (such as carmine, among other things) as vegetarian when personally I believe otherwise. However, it's usually a good idea to specify 'no animal or insect derived ingredients' as companies can be both naive and sly when it comes to this.

Therefore, when I emailed GOSH Cosmetics a couple of days ago, I asked them to provide me with a list of their products that are suitable for vegans that contain no animal/insect derived ingredients. Here is the email and list they kindly sent me (accurate as of 21st February, 2012) -


All cosmetic products must have the ingredients listed on the label. If the space is limited the list may be on the back side of a removable label. The ingredients list is a good help for people who want to avoid specific ingredients - for instance because of allergy or for ethical reasons.

I can inform you that GOSH Cosmetics does not test any products on animals. Neither do we commission others to do animal testing of ingredients or finished products. European law has banned animal testing of cosmetics.

Several of our products contain ingredients of animal origin. For instance bees wax, lanolin, carmine, silk protein.

Please find attached a list of GOSH products that are free of animal ingredients. 


 Cosmetic products for vegans 

Following GOSH products do not contain ingredients of animal origin. This applies to all colours 
within the mentioned categories and if no so the colour codes/names are specified. 

- Precious Powder Pearls 
- Volume Lip Shine 
- Mineral Colour Pigments 
- Intense Eye Liner Pen 
- Long Lasting Lip Marker Pen 
- Natural Touch Foundation 
- Click’N Conceal. 
- Mono Eye Shadow (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16) 
- Matt Duo Eye Shadow (Brown Base, Melting Pale, Dark’n Dusky, Blue Moon & Green Zone) 
- Trio Eye Shadow (20 & 21) 
- Smokey Eyes Palette (1 & 2) 
- Intense Lip Colour 
- Velvet Touch Lipstick (60, 66, 82, 86, 122, 134, 145 & 146) 
- Mineral Waterproof Eye Shadow 
- Kohl/Eye Liner. 
- Eye Liner Pen (Liquid). 
- Long Lasting Eye Liner Pen. 
- Extreme Art Eyeliner (7, 7, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26) 
- Velvet Touch Eye Liner Waterproof (Black Ink, Truly Brown, Hypnotic Grey, Metallic Brass, - -- Pretty Petrol, Woody
- Green, Lemon Soda, Blue Moon, Alligator, Silver Screen, Sky High, Pure Natural & Classic Grey) 
- Let´s Twist Eye Liner Waterproof (Grey Mink, Carbon Black, So Blue, Blue Grass & Aqua - Line) 
- Eye Brow Pencil. 
- Velvet Touch Cream Primer. 
- Velvet Touch Lip Primer. 
- Velvet Touch Eye Primer. 
- Velvet Touch Foundation Primer. 
- Velvet Touch Apricot Primer. 
- Amazing Length’n Build Mascara 
- Effect Powder (Sky, Mink, Glamour, Gold Dust, Plummy, Merinque, Aquatic & Holographic Silver)
- X- Ceptional Wear Make–Up. 
- Touch Up Concealer 
- Pressed Powder. 
- Giant Sun Powder. 
- Bronzing Powder. 
- Velvet Touch Lip Liner Waterproof. 
- Eye Dust. 
- Cheeks’n Lips. 
- Defining Brow Gel. 
- Long Lasting Brow Pen. 
- Nail Lacquer. 


Products not mentioned above may contain ingredients of animal origin. 

What do you think? Will you be purchasing any of these products? :)




9 comments:

  1. Thankyou so much for this list! Have been after a vegan pressed powder and really liked the look of GOSH's one :D

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  2. Hi :) It's thoughtful of you to share the list above. I appreciate it. However, I was wondering if they use minerals from the dead sea in the cosmetics.. If you happen to know this piece of information, I shall be most grateful if you provide a response.. Thanks :)

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  3. Realy i glad to see this post and thank you so much for this list.

    Vegan cosmetics refer to the makeups made with natural and organic ingredients. They do not contain any animal ingredients or any by products. They have never been tested on animals neither.

    vegan cosmetics

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  4. Vegan makeup products are cosmetics that do not use ingredients derived from — or tested on — animals. Concerns about animal abuse by the cosmetic industry has created a growing market for cruelty free products. Vegan cosmetic options include eye shadow, blush, lipstick and foundation; even vegan nail polish is becoming increasingly available.
    Vegan Cosmetics


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  5. Vegan makeup products are cosmetics that do not use ingredients derived from — or tested on — animals. Concerns about animal abuse by the cosmetic industry has created a growing market for cruelty free products. Vegan cosmetic options include eye shadow, blush, lipstick and foundation; even vegan nail polish is becoming increasingly available.
    Vegan makeup

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  6. Make sure to double check on the purple eyeliner. I bought one about 6 yrs ago and back then, it had carmine in it & I had a horrible allergic reaction.

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