Although animal testing is not required in the United States, some companies still choose to do so. The progressive companies below use products with a long history of human level safety to avoid animal testing (20,000+ to give you an idea). By purchasing their products you are voting with your money to say that you don’t want any part of animal testing.
I don’t know about you, but personally, I’d rather pay for the peace of mind that no animals were uncomfortable in the making of my lipstick. If you are looking for more information on action being taken to create a more humane world, check out Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign. Get involved by buying cruelty-free products and/or spreading the word. These are just a few of the companies working towards a more humane world.
If you are out shopping, look for these emblems representing cruelty-free products (a.k.a. “The Bunnies You Can Trust”:
The handmade cosmetics made by the staff at Lush are 100% cruelty free and Lush has made the commitment to be cruelty-free for the life of the brand. They also have their “Charity Pot” where proceeds go to a number of organizations including The Beagle Freedom Project which rehabilitates Beagles from testing-labs in the US.
Fall in love with cruelty-free skin care solutions that are 95% natural and 100% positive! With “Yes To Happiness” as our mantra, YesTo strives to create communities of happy, healthy women free of all the nasties (fear, self-doubt, unhealthy habits, judgment, and animal testing) and filled with all the goodies (confidence, courage, creativity, curiosity, acceptance).
Too Faced is a fun and flirty cruelty free line founded by two-men (can we say progressive) and their pup Clover. Clover runs the show at the Too Faced corporate office and is the inspiration for creating cruelty-free cosmetics for everyone.
Have I mentioned how great coconut oil is lately? No, well Kopari uses coconut oil in every single one of their products. And in addition to being cruelty free they are also sulfate free, paraben free, phthalate free, and vegan. If you aren’t including coconut oil in your beauty regiment Kopari is there to help.
A well known brand, The Body Shop is found in most malls in America. What isn’t as well known is their foundation in their “Enrich Not Exploit” practice of business. Part of which is enriching the planet which includes our furry friends. Bravo to TBS for putting animals first.