However, regarding their body washes (bath/body soaps in liquid form), as long as they don't contain any of the following ingredients, they are okay to use:
- STEARIC ACID: from beef fat
- LANOLIN ALCOHOL: derived from animal matter (usually sheeps)
- OLEIC ACID: derived from beef/pork
So keep a lookout for these words on the labels of their Moisturizing Body washes, Lux too, and inshaAllah we can use those =) I'm yet to hear back if the same applies to Unilever's lotions and shampoos.
Here is the email they sent me:
Thanks for writing!
Caress, Lever 2000, and Dove Ultra Moisturizing Body Washes do not contain animal matter. The glycerin in the product is not of animal origin.
Any products containing the following ingredients may have animal byproducts. Please check the ingredient label.
Stearic Acid comes from Beef Tallow
Lanolin Alcohol is derived from animal matter
Oleic Acid - Derived from animal (beef or pork)
We hope this information is helpful!
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