When IS Synthetic Better? Avoid Animal Cruelty with Synthetic Makeup Brushes

When it comes to ethical practices within the makeup sector--even within the natural makeup sphere--a few areas can sneak in animal cruelty, something none of us want. Consider how carmine is used in cosmetics, even natural brands, and it comes from beetles. Also consider how mica mining can involve child labor. Additionally, companies might ascertain 'cruelty-free' but only their finished products are not tested on animals--what of their raw ingredients? We need to look deep into the practices behind makeup, conventional or 'green,' and ask questions. One more question dealing with ethical practices covers what helps cover you: makeup brushes.

Ethical makeup goes beyond just the actual makeup and ingredients, as we know. One of the sneaky products that can slip under the radar are makeup brushes. Traditionally, makeup brushes are made with fur. Yup. Animal fur. Horses, goats rabbits and other small rodents are the go-to source for the hair making up your makeup brushes. But here's the thing... Many companies claim that animal hair brushes are softer and have better color payoff, but we're here to set the record straight. Real animal hair brushes degrade, ball up, and bind over time, affecting their performance with cosmetics and skincare products. Not to mention the impact these kinds of products can have on animals... According to PETA, "Every year, millions of animals are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death in the wild and strangled, electrocuted, or beaten and skinned alive on fur farms." This is a 100% avoidable tragedy, in our opinion! There's no reason to not be making the compassionate choice, especially when synthetic, vegan brushes are just as good (if not better!). Some of the benefits of synthetic, vegan brushes include:

🌱 exceptional softness for easy application

🌱 synthetic fibres are made to last a lifetime

🌱 maintain shape and functionality over time

🌱 hypoallergenic

🌱 completely cruelty-free


At Heal Yes! we firmly believe in a beauty industry free from pain and suffering. By choosing vegan brushes, you're not only making a compassionate choice but also making a statement and show the industry that beauty should never come at the expense of innocent lives.