Antipodes® is thrilled to announce that its scientifically validated and certified organic premium natural skincare and makeup has been awarded official vegan status by the Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom, the oldest and most respected vegetarian organisation in the world.
To be certified vegan means containing no animal products or by-products. The only animal by-products Antipodes® uses in its range are sustainable ingredients from lovingly-kept bees. These appear in a few of its products that are certified vegetarian instead, including the Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Eye Cream.
Being vegan is hip right now, with this huge global trend being driven by millennials who are conscious of the origin of the products they consume or wear, and who live a fit, healthy and sustainable lifestyle. In 2016, global market research company Euromonitor International’s Ethical Labels database reported a growing movement toward sustainability, social responsibility and transparency on labels worldwide.
The once-niche vegan movement is now moving into the mainstream, with a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the US from 2014-17 according to a report by research firm GlobalData; while research commissioned by the Vegan Society in partnership with Vegan Life magazine found the number of people identifying as vegans in the UK increased by 350% from 2007-17. Numbers are also on the rise in China, Hong Kong, Australia and France.
Also known as VegSoc, the Vegetarian Society audits every Antipodes® product line annually to meet its strict criteria for approved vegetarian and vegan status.
These checks offer consumers independent verification that all its products and their ingredients are free from animal ingredients and genetically modified organisms, and that there is no cross-contamination during the production process.
You’ll find the UK Vegetarian Society vegetarian or vegan logos proudly displayed on the packaging of all Antipodes® products.
The certified vegan products in the Antipodes’ range are: Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Cleanser, Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser, Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator, Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask, Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner, Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner, Worship Skin Defence Serum, Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum, Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin Plumping Serum, Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serum, Divine Face Oil Avocado Oil & Rosehip, Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum, Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream, Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream, Immortal SPF 15 Face & Body Moisturiser, Namaste Hand Wash, Nirvana Body Wash, Heavenly Body Oil, Deliverance Kowhai Flower Hand Cream, Joyful Hand & Body Cream, Delight Hand & Body Cream, Jubilation Ultra Nourishing Hand & Body Cream and the Skin-Brightening Mineral Foundations with SPF 15.