If you hadn't caught on yet, I've been vegan for a while. Checking ingredients lists when I buy anything, from salads to veggie burgers, has become a simple fact of life for me. Living in California it's pretty easy to be vegan; practically any grocery store sells tofu and whatever vegan cheese your heart desires. Unfortunately, however, is how difficult it used to be to find good cosmetic and body-care products that were vegan and cruelty-free. Teenager me used to stand in my local target lipstick aisle, struggling to find things with the coveted label.