Saturday, February 28, 2009

Beauty Within, Beauty Without

Hello make-up addicts!
This is Savvy and this is my first post. My great friend Amendria invited me to start blogging here!

So how many of you buy cruelty-free? What does it mean to you? How important would you say it is?
To some, cruelty-free means completely avoiding products that are made by companies that support or practice animal testing. Some people also avoid make up that contains animal products or that may harm the environment (do you ever think about where your soap ends up after it goes down the drain?).
Well, whether you think animal testing is necessary for medical research, you might want to consider if it is worth it for cosmetics and bath products to be tested on animals.

Some non-testing companies include
  • Almay
  • Arbonne International
  • Bare Escentuals
  • bareFaced Mineral Cosmetics
  • Beauty Without Cruelty
  • Biore
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Bonne Bell
  • Bumble and bumble
  • Channel
  • Clinique
  • DuWop
  • e.l.f.
  • Estée Lauder
  • Everyday Minerals
  • FACE Atelier
  • Hard Candy
  • jane
  • Kiss My Face
  • LUSH
  • MAC
  • Make Up Forever
  • Manic Panic
  • Mary Kay
  • NARS
  • NYC
  • NYX
  • OPI
  • Origins
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Physicians Formula
  • Prestige
  • Revlon
  • Smashbox
  • Stila
  • Too Faced
  • Urban Decay
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Wet n Wild
  • Yes to Carrots

Of course, there are more companies; these are companies that I am familiar with and recommend. For more, check out If you're having trouble figuring out if a brand is cruelty-free, I welcome any comments!
If you may have products that are testing on animals, don't fret. I would suggest using them up (you don't want to create extra waste in the landfill, do you?), and replacing it with a cruelty-free brand. For example, I have had the same CoverGirl trio for three years; once I hit pan, I'll be replacing them with similar MAC eye shadows that are also better quality (I have had my eye on Amber Lights for this reason).

Interested in more animal causes? Check this documentary out:

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, NARS is owned by Shu Uemura, which *does* test on animals. Anastasia of Beverly Hills and Clarins are a couple more very good companies that don't test on animals, though...