What takes the vegan lifestyle a step further than vegetarianism is its implications beyond your diet. Living out veganism is being aware of everything you consume. It's extremely frustrating to think you'd have to give up those Greek yogurts you love, or those veggie burgers you've settled for because they have egg whites in them. But veganism might be less stressful in other areas of your life.
Many popular beauty brands test products on animals and rely on harsh practices to obtain animal products such as fish liver oil. Vegan beauty brands don't do those things and usually practice some other form of sustainability as well. If saving the world is as simple as buying from those brands, why not?
Here are 5 vegan beauty brands with highly-rated products and equally impressive practices. For more, check out this directory of cruelty-free and vegan companies created by PETA.