We are all about clean beauty here at OFRA Cosmetics. Since the beginning of our existence, we have always created and manufactured a wide range of makeup and skincare products using only the finest, ethically-sourced ingredients available that will not harm our skin, that’s the OFRA way!
What do they Mean?
If you’re into makeup and skincare products, then you’ve probably heard or seen products labeled as vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free but what do they mean exactly? I’ve created this handy guide for you beauties to help you stay aware:
What are their Benefits?
Now that you know what these clean beauty terms mean, keep reading to find out each of their benefits.
Cruelty-Free & Vegan
By purchasing cruelty-free & vegan products you can avoid using animal-derived ingredients that could be harmful to your skin and use natural ingredients instead like some of my favorites: aloe vera & vitamin C which can be found in many of our products. Of course, you can also help save animals from excruciating tests and a lifetime of suffering. Who wouldn’t want this?? We definitely do! OFRA Cosmetics is proud to be a part of the Leaping Bunny Program and PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program.
If you’re allergic to gluten, this is a given...definitely stay away! But for those of you that aren’t, there is one main benefit for us. By staying away from gluten-containing products, you can avoid having an upset stomach or bloating, and not knowing what it could be. Some of us might not be allergic but it could be affecting us without us truly knowing!
Too much paraben exposure can cause possible health risks due to their potential to mimic the estrogen hormone which can be found in the breast tissue of our bodies. By staying away from products containing paraben, we can avoid the penetration of these preservatives into our skin which could build up over time.
Written by Mariela Aguilar