THE BEST CRUELTY FREE MAKE UP AND COSMETIC 2014
By beauty4free2u on April 29, 2014
|All Cruelty Free!|
We all know about it but we all try not to think about it: Animal testing for our cosmetic. It is not even required by law in the US but many companies still decide to do it. And even if the company does not do animal testing in the US- if they sell their products in China: it is required by law in China to do animal testing. This law in China really had a lot of drawbacks- so many companies that did not test since the 90s (Revlon, Mary Kay, Aveda, MAC, Stila and many more) are back doing animal testing.
|Cruelty Free Powder, Bronzers and Palettes|
I remember many, many years ago - back when I still was living in Germany- I tried to switch to cruelty free cosmetic. Back then we did not even had Internet and I just got a printed list of a handful of retailers who would sell cruelty free cosmetic- AND they were all really expensive. I found it was impossible to do! So, I did not switch.
|Cruelty Free Cosmetic|
By accident and by reading Beauty Blogs I came recently across the blog: Phyrra- Beauty for the bold and Girl, am I excited to announce: IT IS EASIER THEN EVER TO DO THE SWITCH! I was so positively surprised by the amount of companies who don´t do animal testing! And they exist in all price ranges!
|Cruelty free cosmetic|
Check all my photos in this post- those were all cruelty free items I had already in my house without even knowing! This gave me such a hype! So today I am gonna announce that I will do the switch now and I am hoping that I get maybe one or two of you girls pulled in into this too- once I show you how easy it is!
|Cruelty free lip products|
Now there is a couple of things that I will have problems finding the right cruelty free item- like I tend to get dandruff and the only product that seems to work for me is Head &Shoulders (not cruelty free!). Also I swear by Nivea creme and have not found a cruelty free deodorant or toothpaste that would work for me. Cruelty free laundry detergent is also freaking expensive. So I admit already that I probably can not switch 100%.
Also: I will not throw anything away as this certainly won´t help anyone! I will use up everything I have! But: whenever I buy a new product, I will do a full conscious decision. I will still have products in my empties posts and a couple other reviews that I already have planned: but I will try my hardest to buy from now on cruelty free items whenever possible! I find especially for Make up this will not be a problem for me.
|Cruelty Free Nail polish|
Unfortunately the phrase "Not tested on animals" and "self made" bunny logoson products do often times only mean that the end product was not tested on animals- but the ingredients still were (I noticed those for example on the sunscreen Hawaiian, on the Shampoo Tresemme and Alberto- but all these companies ARE testing on animals!)
There is only 2 logos you can really trust. But keep in mind: a product CAN still be cruelty free without this logo!
The Leaping Bunny
And PETA´s Logo
So now I like to show you some of my favorite brands and maybe this proofs to you also that this can be done! This is not a complete list! There is many, many more brands out there but I picked some of the probably most known brands. For my research I used Phyrra, PETA, The Leaping Bunny. Also: sometimes a company is cruelty free but owned by a company that is not. I chose to still favor those companies, but feel free to do your own choice.
CRUELTY FREE COMPANIES
COMPANIES THAT DO TEST ON ANIMALS
CRUELTY FREE MAKE UP IN YOUR DRUGSTORE:
Flower Beauty (Drew Barrymore)
CRUELTY FREE COSMETIC IN YOUR DRUGSTORE:
Burt´s bees (owned by company that is not cruelty free)
Güd by Burt´s bees (owned by company that is not cruelty free)
Yes to carrots
Tom´s Maine (owned by company that is not cruelty free)
It´s a 10
Nuance by Selma Hayek
Organix (now OGX)
CRUELTY FREE MAKE UP HIGH END:
Make up geek
Nars (owned by company that is not cruelty free)
Urban Decay (owned by company that is not cruelty free)
Tarte (owned by company that is not cruelty free)
Kat von D
The Body Shop (owned by company that is not cruelty free)