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Does your cosmetics include animal horns, cockerels, hooves and feathers?

It is a great pleasure to see that the beauty and cosmetics industry is gradually but surely moving in a direction where more innocent alternatives are being sought for ingredients of animal origin. People want to be aware of what they consume on a daily basis, and the background, origin and origin of products are becoming more and more important. It is no longer enough just for one or another cream to be an excellent smoother of wrinkles or to make the skin divinely silky, because it is also important that the beauty product is not caused by the suffering or exploitation of an animal for human well-being. Veganism, as a lifestyle and philosophy in a good way, puts pressure on the actions of cosmetic manufacturers, since an informed consumer who only wants to obtain products with nonviolent backgrounds imposes certain requirements on manufacturers, the non-compliance of which simply leaves the manufacturer out of his client. Above all, however, it is a step towards a better world, sensible management and an environmentally friendly consumer culture.

HOIA natural cosmetics are made according to a natural and animal-friendly way of thinking. We are certainly in favour of the fact that products that are supposed to give a person a feeling of joy and well-being should not do so at the expense of someone else’s freedom and happiness. So, dear adherents of the principles of veganism: HOIA your conscience bouncing in the same rhythm as you and we share your views! No animal-derived substances have been used in our products, except for lip balms, which contain beeswax. Wax of happy bees 🙂  However, it is not excluded that at some point we will be there when this raw material of animal origin has also been replaced by something else… We will definitely keep you informed! However, in order to increase the awareness of our current and future customers, as well as to remind the already knowledgeable ones, here we highlight the main ingredients of animal origin that are most used in the beauty industry. Just so you know what to look out for when reading from a box cover and what to avoid if you’re a follower of a vegan lifestyle.


(Product label: Glycerin/Glycerol)
A viscous liquid that is colorless and odorless and derived from animal fat. An alternative here is vegetable and also synthetic glycerin. Glycerin gives softness and improves the lubrication capacity and moisturizing properties of the product. Unfortunately, the raw material indicated on the cosmetic product does not provide information about whether this glycerin is of animal or plant origin, it must be examined from the manufacturer.


(Product label: Keratins, Animal Keratin, Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolysed (Animal) Protein, Cheratina, Detoxin)
Used in hair and nail care products. Obtained from horns, claws, hooves, feathers, hairs.


(Collagen, Hydrolysed collagen)
Animal protein, which is mostly obtained from animal horns and chicken legs. Used in anti-aging creams and serums. Unfortunately, the fact is that the collagen molecule thus obtained is very poorly absorbed, and the skin’s natural collagen production is rather inhibited.

Hyalyric acid

(Hyalronic Acid)
It is obtained from rooster brushes, but also from some bacterial cultures. Is a good moisture binder and maintainer of elasticity, and therefore is used in masks, creams and moisturizing serums. You can get information about the origin of hyalyronic acid from the manufacturer.


A wax-like substance obtained from milk, blood and eggs. Used in soaps, creams, lotions, shampoos and lipsticks. An alternative (and a suitable option for vegans) is soy lecithin, which is made from soybeans. Soy lecithin may be marked on the back (soy).


A derivative of animal fat used in skin rejuvenating products to smooth wrinkles.

Stearic acid

Stearic acid of animal origin is obtained from the fat of cows, pigs and sheep. An alternative is fats of plant origin, in this case, the product case definitely has a corresponding indication.


Secretion of the gonads of male musk deer, otters, beavers and wildcats used in the perfumery industry. A synthetic alternative is also available for musk of animal origin (the corresponding note on the product case: cruelty-free musk), but synthetic fragrances, again, are not the most skin-friendly.

Gray amber or ambra

A grayish fecal-scented waxy substance that is formed in the digestive tract of the chalcho. Used in the perfumer industry. Synthetic ambra is more common today, but some major manufacturers have remained true to the so-called cetacean.

Urea/urea/urea/urinary agent

Obtained from the urine of various animals (cows, horses). It is widely used in creams, deodorants, hair dyes and oral hygiene products. There is also a synthetic alternative to urea of animal origin, ask the manufacturer of the origin of the substance.


A glutinous liquid obtained by boiling bones, tendons, hooves, flies and skin. Used in face masks, shampoos, nail care products and widescreens. Dear vegans, you can sigh with relief here, because you won’t find the strange and strange and sometimes even appalling names listed above on HOIA’s product labels. Not even with the most powerful magnifying glass. Because they just don’t exist in our products. HOIA natural cosmetics contain only ingredients of plant origin derived from pure nature, still to your delight and your senses! And also a joy to nature and the environment, because we are still trying to work with Mother Nature in a friendly symbiosis.

Let us preserve and pamper ourselves while also preserving and pampering nature and all its equal living beings.

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