When it comes to our favorite beauty products, how many of you can say that your products are cruelty free? This means that the company making the products has not tested them on animals. No animals were harmed in its making. I wrote a research paper my junior year of high school about animal testing, and was shocked to find that some of my favorite products I had been using at the time were in fact not cruelty free. I immediately tossed them and set about finding good products that were cruelty free. After some in depth research, I found the following products that are cruelty free:
IT Cosmetics has slowly become one of my favorite makeup brands, and they are 100% cruelty free. Some of my favorite products within this brand include the Bye Bye Pores Finishing Powder, Anti-aging Foundation, and the Celebration Foundation. Their brushes are incredible too. Made with synthetic hair, they feel so soft on your skin.
I have never personally tried LUSH, but my friend swears by their products. The company is 100% cruelty free and their products are 100% vegetarian made.
Despite being owned by Clorox, who is NOT a cruelty free company, Burt’s Bees produces 100% all natural and cruelty free products. I have never tried their products, but I know others who have and are pleased with the results.
Yes, that infamous brand so many of us used when we were younger (and actually still use to today as many of its products are coming back ‘in style) are 100% cruelty free. I still use their nail polish on occasion.
If you are not sure whether or not your favorite beauty or household products are cruelty free, you will want to look for the following symbols:
We have all become more aware of how our products are being made, and so are the companies. Many of them have begun to change their policies on animal testing and have found alternative methods of testing their products. Unfortunately, other companies such as Estée Lauder and Mary Kay have started to test their products on animals. Many of their products are being sold in China, which is for and requires animal testing.
If you do not see one of the above symbols on your favorite product or products that you already have at home, try doing some research on the company’s website. Many companies state on their homepage if they are cruelty free or participate in animal testing. If not, try checking out their ABOUT US page. To find more products that are cruelty free, check out mybeautybunny.com for a complete list.