While it’s easy to ignore the facts, animals do sometimes get hurt in the testing processes done by some of our beauty must-haves. This is why I created this list of 10 cruelty-free skin care brands so you can be beautiful without feeling guilty at the same time.
According to the Cruelty-Free International, more than a hundred million animals are being used in laboratories worldwide for different tests annually. It’s barbaric and backward but it might surprise you to know that the US is included in the top 10 countries that do this practice. The others include the UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, and China, among others. But supply is almost always dictated by demand. You can do your part to stop animal testing by buying products with the Leaping Bunny seal, which guarantees no animals are used in testing the cosmetics.
Cruelty-Free Skin Care Brands You Should Try
Enjoy your beauty regimen without the guilt
I have here 10 products that have never used an animal for tests during the research and development phase. Mind you, this list is meant to start you off. It’s best that you educate yourself and find cruelty-free skin care brands perfect for your regimen.
1. NUDE Skincare
Nude Skincare was included in the list by PETA as cruelty-free skin care brand. Founded by Bryan Meehan and Ali Hewson in 2007, they launched a product that only uses natural and organic ingredients. They believe nature is a generous giver if only you know how to harness its gifts.
Aesop prides itself for having a custom-built lab where its team of handpicked scientists continues to research and conceptualize products using only natural ingredients. This Melbourne-based company also makes sure to research the background of its raw materials to make sure they adopt ethical practices.
3. Nourish Organic
Nourish Organic was first launched in 2003, but only took off around 2012 with a bit of rebranding. Its mission is to take care of the earth, which has been treating good care of us also. The advocacy is to make people care what they put on their bodies and not just what they eat.
4. Meow Meow Tweet
Meow Meow Tweet prides itself on adopting cruelty-free methods in its skin care products. All ingredients are organic plant oils, butter, essential oils and botanicals. It sells itself as a vegan brand and bunny-certified.
5. Drunk Elephant
The quirky name actually has a cute story behind it. Apparently, elephants reportedly love to eat the fallen fruits from the Marula trees. These fruits ferment in their stomachs, which in turn intoxicate these gentle beasts. Nevertheless, Drunk Elephant is one of the best cruelty-free skin care brands in the market today.
6. Sibu Beauty
Not only does Sibu Beauty adopt cruelty-free methods, its skin care products also contain Omega fatty acids and other anti-oxidant natural ingredients that will flush out all the toxins from your skin. It originated from the Himalayas.
7. Pangea Organics
The term Pangea refers to the supercontinent before the land masses broke apart during the dinosaur period. The philosophy of the company is to harness the powers of plants to rejuvenate, replenish and treat your skin. Apart from using organic raw materials, it is also among the cruelty-free skin care brands that are in the forefront of advocating for animal welfare.
8. Juice Beauty
Juice Beauty monitors and supervises the ingredients from planting to growing to make sure the raw materials are not tainted with pesticides. The company partners with organic farms that are certified by the USDA. It also abhors animal tests in the manufacture of its products.
9. First Aid Beauty
When you think about it, the brand name is very appropriate. After all, the company is selling its products as the first aid towards rescuing your skin after years of toxic and synthetic chemicals it was exposed to. More importantly, First Aid Beauty is included in the list of cruelty-free skin care brands.
10. Paula’s Choice
Paula’s Choice is part of the Leaping Bunny program, which means it only manufactures cruelty-free skin care products. More than profit, the company is also an advocacy group that seeks to educate consumers about the importance of choosing organic raw materials in whatever they put on their bodies.
There you have it, our 10 cruelty-free skin care products. You can also check out the PETA website that has an extensive list of companies that adhere to its call to ban animal testing.
For more info, here is a look at a cruelty-free skin care routine from Mirellabelle Beauty:
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