March 2016, Cosmetic Business

Vegan Beauty

Vegan Beauty: Lipstick range based on gentle, free of all animal-derived ingredients. Mineral pigments, natural waxes & oils, organic jojoba oil plus regenerating sea buckthorn.

Animal welfare has become something of a trend. More and more consumers go beyond vegetarianism and adopt a vegan diet. Veganism as a comprehensive lifestyle includes paying attention not only to food ingredients, but to products in all parts of life.

Taking up this trend, Faber-Castell Cosmetics has created a new colour cosmetics line, “Vegan Beauty”. For the first time, the German colour cosmetics specialist launches a vegan product line on the international market. “Vegan cosmetics is no mass phenomenon, but clearly a growing market,” says Sabine Stadlbauer, Executive Director Cosmetics of Faber-Castell Cosmetics. The line currently consists of eyeliner and lipstick in various colours.

As Sabine Stadlbauer highlights, the company’s R&D department has developed a fully vegan formulation for “Vegan Beauty”, using, among other ingredients, high-quality leaf wax and mineral pigments. Both eyeliner and lipstick feature wooden casings. The wood has been treated with a special finish highlighting the grain. “The packaging design is a visual representation of the demands we have placed on the new line,” Ms. Stadlbauer explains.

About Faber-Castell Cosmetics

Founded in 1978, Faber-Castell Cosmetics specialises in colour cosmetics and nail care. The company produces standard as well as customised products and has become one of the world’s leading private label cosmetics producers. It operates production facilities in Germany and Brazil and marketing companies in 13 countries. Faber-Castell Cosmetics is an subsidiary of Faber-Castell, the world’s biggest producer of pencils and crayons with a sales volume of about EUR 600 million and some 7,500 employees in 120 countries.

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