While the beauty industry makes people look and feel beautiful, it also has a very dark side, animal testing. Every year, millions of animals are tortured, poisoned, burned, crippled, and abused. The majority of people would agree that testing beauty products on animals is wrong and needs to stop. Despite bans on animal testing for cosmetics in several countries, many makeup brands in Canada, United States, and Australia still continue to test on animals. Taking advantage of people’s lack of knowledge, when it comes to the ethical treatment of animals.
Many people aren’t aware that many top-brand beauty products that they use every day aren’t cruelty-free. However, that doesn’t mean you have to give up makeup for good. Thankfully, there are many cruelty-free beauty brands and products available, and it’s easier than ever to make the switch. If you’re interested in switching your cosmetics to cruelty-free alternatives but do not know where to begin, the tips and advice in this guide will help you become a cruelty-free shopper, while still looking beautiful!
Do your homework
Before you start throwing away all of your beauty products, you need to find out which brands are cruelty-free. Look for informative lists from reputable sites such as PETA and the Leaping Bunny. Many of these lists will also include the brands which are still testing on animals, which will help make your shopping experience a lot easier. Establish which brands are entirely cruelty-free and which ones still occasionally use animals to test products. Read through their FAQ pages or email them directly to find out more.
If you’re eager to go cruelty-free in other areas of your life, search online for Stella McCartney and Joshua Tetrick, their companies are known for their cruelty-free ethos in their respective industries. Finding out more about them could give you added inspiration.
Gradually replace products
After doing your research, check the bottle and packaging of all your beauty products. Look for the leaping bunny logo which indicates to consumers that the product has not been tested on animals in the development of any product displaying it. Also, refer to your cruelty-free lists to help you. You might find that a significant portion of your products is tested on animals. While it’s tempting to throw these items away instantly, this is not the right approach.
It’s far better for the environment and for your bank balance to replace your beauty products gradually. As your products run out, you can choose to replace them with all natural and cruelty-free beauty options instead. This can help make your transition less extreme while also giving you time to find out more.
Discover new brands
Discovering new brands is one of the best things about being a cruelty-free shopper. With the power of the internet, it’s easy to find upcoming brands with cruelty-free beauty products. These might not necessarily be well-known or sold worldwide. But often their handcrafted and natural products offer the same if not better results. Talk to other cruelty-free shoppers to ask them for advice on smaller cruelty-free brands.
You can also connect with beauty bloggers or use hashtags like #crueltyfreemakeup on Instagram and Twitter. Whether it’s lipstick or moisturizer, there are thousands of options out there waiting for you to discover. With these tips, making the switch to cruelty-free beauty will be a breeze. Keep your knowledge up to date and always check the labels on your beauty products.