Big names have been making waves in the vegan scene this week, from Ellen DeGeneres to Gwyneth Paltrow.
Here’s the latest vegan celebrity news.
Ellen DeGeneres to launch vegan skincare range
Ellen DeGeneres has announced she is releasing a vegan skincare line. The range, called Kind Science, is mostly under wraps for now, with more details becoming available on October 26 when it launches.
“There’s something that I’m very excited about. I have been working on this for three years and I’m excited to share it with you today,” the talk show host said on her program.
DeGeneres describes the line as ‘age-positive skincare that actually works’. She reveals that she has been using the products for three years, with her friends and family trying it out too. The results have been ‘through the roof’, the 63-year-old entertainer said.
The name ‘Kind Science’ stems from the range’s kindness to skin, animals, the planet, and wallets, DeGeneres adds. The range does not test on animals and is Leaping Bunny-certified.
“Kind Science isn’t about anti-aging because aging is a good thing… I want to keep laughing, just with fewer laugh lines and wrinkles,” she said on Instagram.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand Goop launches women’s sexual health supplement
Gwyneth Paltrow has just launched a vegan supplement for women’s sexual health under her lifestyle brand Goop.
The supplement, called DTF, was made to support women’s sexual desire, arousal, and mood.
DTF contains ingredients like fenugreek extract, shatavari, and saffron. It’s free from hormones, GMOs, gluten, and soy.
On her Instagram, the Academy Award-winner wrote: “Everyday stress and anxiety, hormonal changes, exhaustion, age… These can impact our libido and sexual health. So yes, we (with our science and research team) created a supplement that REALLY helps and, yes, we called it DTF.”
The Goop website notes, “It’s not just about sex: It’s about supporting our pursuit of more pleasure, more often.” Goop added that the DTF label ‘can be a joke we share’.
Ed Winters opens vegan fish and chip chain
Animal rights activist Ed Winters has launched his own vegan fish and chips chain. The activist, who uses the pseudonym Earthling Ed, will open multiple vegan fish and chip shops across the UK under the name The No Catch Co.
“Our mission is to take on the fish and chip shop industry. Because it’s time to stop emptying the oceans – and it’s time to stop killing fish,” says The No Catch Co.
Fish and chips are a staple in a lot of British families’ diets. In fact, 380 million portions are sold every year in the UK.
“A consequence of that, is that hundreds of millions of fish are killed every single year just for the fish and chip shop industry in the UK alone,” Winters said in a statement. “There is a desperate need for something to happen, something different in the UK, something to take on the fish and chip shop industry.”
“It suddenly became obvious what we needed to do,” said Winters, who is vegan himself. He added that the company’s mission is to ‘take on’ the fish and chip shop industry.
This article was updated on October 8, 2021.