I feel like cruelty free products are becoming a thing of their own, which I’m happy about as the harming of animals for beauty products is just not necessary. To me, cruelty free symbols on beauty products should be like the equivalent of allergy signs on food. It’s also great that some influential You Tubers and bloggers have switched to only using cruelty free products as it promotes ethics to the viewers and helps people to know the best cruelty free products.
I don’t know about you but it bothers me to buy and especially promote products for more people to buy, which are from company’s that allow their products or ingredients to be animal tested. One thing we can do about this is to sign petitions against it. One big campaign going at the moment is The Body Shop, Forever Against Animal Testing campaign. You can sign the petition here!:
We can also look at two other places to help us. There are a lot of great websites that have done the work for us in terms of sorting out the cruelty free from the not cruelty free brands. Two websites which are particularly good are Logical Harmony and Cruelty Free Kitty as they consider the different cruelty free certifications e.g. leaping bunny, Peta, what the brand websites says as well as contacting companies themselves and acknowledging parent companies. Basically they put in the research to make sure what goes on their cruelty free list is legitimate. Other companies they mark as not cruelty free or as a grey area where there is no clear transparency. These websites can help us to familiarise ourselves with cruelty free brands so we can choose to purchase guilt free make-up, skincare and haircare brands.
A couple of cruelty free brands include:
- Barry M
- Too Faced
- Anastasia Beverly Hills
- Bare Minerals
Brands that are not cruelty free include: