Saturday, 19 July 2014

Beginners Guide to Cruelty Free Cosmetics

cruelty free cosmetics

Hi Honey Bees!
Most of us thought that our cosmetics we buy would automatically be cruelty free , seeing as the EU does not allow this practice , some companies do get there ingredients from countries on who actually test on animals and not all can guarantee  they don't test. It can even state on their websites they actually do test on animals even though they do try sugar coat it 9 times out of 10 , which can be very confusing to people buying there products.

 Confusing things to look out for 

  • I will give you two examples of how a companies can sugar coat there testing policy 
-Rimmel tell you on the bottom of there homepage that they are against animals testing ... but when you click on the link it tells you they are thinking of other alternatives 
another example is Bobbi Brown - they write this on their contact page 
We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law.
Bobbi Brown is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.
So basically they still do but another sugar coat to try justify it . Its not just Rimmel and Bobbi brown who tell you this they is so many and you can find out more on the PETA website companies who still test.

  • One more thing to look out for that can be confusing is if it says ORGANIC or NATURAL , it doesn't mean that it has not been tested unfortunately .
  • Just because it's cruelty free does not mean it is vegan or vegetarian so that is another thing to keep in mind if you are buying.

What to look out for 
One of the best ways to make sure its cruelty free is to look out for the leaping bunny on the back of a product such as the example below

  •  Look for the Leaping Bunny, the bunny can look like the picture below or it could possibly be of a different design, If unsure check out the cruelty free website.
  • Look for cruelty free options over on Go Cruelty Free, A very informative website that you gives you all the cruelty free companies and can also tell you if products are vegan.
  • Double Check before buying, i know it sounds time consuming but I promise it won't take you much longer and it will give you peace of mind - Here is an example to look out for Illamasqua's policy

Hopefully not to long in the future we won't have to worry about what we buy and they will be a 100% cruelty free. 

Melissa x

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