Shopping

Time to shop Cruelty-Free!

Hi and welcome to this week’s post!

Recently, there was a petition launched by The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International to stop animal testing once and for all.

You can sign the petition here: Help stop animal testing now!

You can also download ‘The little book of cruelty free’ from the Cruelty Free International website, which is a great guide to brands that are cruelty-free; it lists all Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free brands available in the UK.

This got me thinking about how much I have adapted the cosmetics and products that I use over the years in an attempt to become more cruelty-free. I used to buy a lot of products without putting much thought into it; but then I realised how extensive animal testing is and of course, I don’t want to be a part of that. So I started to find alternative brands and products that didn’t test on animals and don’t use animal ingredients.

The following logos are ones to look out for if you are trying to shop cruelty-free:

In addition to this, some brands may have statements such as ‘We do not test our products on animals’ – whilst this may be true, the products may not be vegan; they may contain animal ingredients or the companies that source the ingredients for them may test on animals. It just depends how sure you want to be about where your products have come from!

I’m going to share some of my favourite products with you; whether you are just curious to see what cruelty-free alternatives are out there or you are looking to replace the brands you use, I hope you find this helpful.

Note: This is not a sponsored post nor did I receive any of the products I’ve recommended below. The brands focused are purely for the love of the brands and their products.

  1. Superdrug own-brand

Superdrug own brand products are cruelty-free and they have a huge range. I love their face wipes and body butters!

2. Original Source

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This is already quite a popular brand which you probably use yourself maybe without really thinking about if it’s vegan or not. The great news is, most of their stuff is vegan and they smell great! I love the mint and tea tree shower gel (tingly) and the vanilla and raspberry. They also do hand wash and scrubs.

3. The Body Shop

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The Body Shop has some great products, from shower gels (which last ages), to make-up brushes and a cosmetics range for men. I’m a big fan of their lip balms and hand creams.

4. Dr. Organic

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I discovered Dr. Organic a few years back when I was shopping in Holland and Barrett. The brand has grown and its product range has expanded. The aloe vera whitening toothpaste and shampoos are among my favourite products!

5. Faith in nature

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Faith in Nature is an online brand that I discovered, but now their products are available in various health food shops and alternative stores. I like that you get discount vouchers – plus their products are pretty reasonably priced anyway! A fan of their shampoos and conditioners.

6. Astonish

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Astonish is a brand that has been around for a long time, and they are proudly cruelty-free and vegan. They are British as well, so if you want to support home brands – voila! All boxes ticked. They have some great hand washes and house cleaning products.

7. Beauty without cruelty

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Beauty without cruelty is a brand I discovered a few years ago. When I stayed in Kent, I visited their HQ in Tonbridge. They have more products now and all for reasonable prices.

8. Lush

Lush is a brand you’re probably familiar with and have smelt a mile away down the high street – they have some great fragrances! All their products are hand-made and completely cruelty-free. Find perfect products for an indulgent bath or great pampering gift sets!

This list is by no means exhaustive and are just a few of my faves. There are many more great brands out there! Tesco own brand cleaning and cosmetics products and some Sainsbury’s own brand products are cruelty-free too.

I hope you found this useful! Did you find any new brands? Have favourites of your own? Let me know in the comments below.

Remember to sign the petition: Help stop animal testing now!

Happy cruelty-free shopping! 🙂

Sources:

  1. http://www.superdrug.com/
  2. http://www.originalsource.co.uk/
  3. https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/
  4. http://www.drorganic.co.uk/
  5. http://www.faithinnature.co.uk/
  6. http://www.astonishcleaners.co.uk/
  7. https://www.bwcshop.com/
  8. https://uk.lush.com/

 

 

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