It is very easy to find out any kind of information that we need these days. Just a few clicks into our good friend Google and hey presto! But after many hours of online researching and rapid blog reading, I realised that although the subject of testing on animals might be easy to find out about, it is quite hard to find which products aren’t tested on animals, and which are vegan. This is within the UK especially.
Admittedly, I might be looking in the wrong places. But with all of this in mind, I thought this post could be helpful (if not inspiring) to some of you!
I came across the Superdrug brand B. a while ago when it first came out and I hadn’t really thought much of it. I knew it was cruelty free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians but what did that have to do with me? And what does that have to do with you?
As I mentioned above, it can be hard to find brands in the UK that are cruelty free and that don’t cost a bomb. But something I like about B. is how the brand makes it very clear. It is a selling point for them and it is used as an advantage. The bunny symbol is clearly stated on the back and easy accessible information is available on the Superdrug website.
So what do they say?
“Our skincare and make-up is specially formulated to really work and is designed to be easy to use and understand, whilst also being Cruelty Free and Vegan. It’s our vision to be part of what makes you and your life beautiful.”
You can shop B. here
A brand that everyone will know, even if it’s only from the recognisably strong scent that surrounds the colourful store, is LUSH Fresh and Handmade Cosmetics. Not only is this brand cruelty free and vegan friendly, but it also fights against animal testing.
You can shop Lush here
I remember the Natural Collection from when I was at school. I liked it because it was so cheap and it still is! On a recent trip to Boots I discovered all products on offer for £1.99 so I picked up a bronzer, blusher, and mascara. I wouldn’t say that all of the products are amazing quality but the powder bronzer and blush definitely surprised me in terms of colour pigmentation and blend ability.
When researching the brand I couldn’t find anything to back up that the brand actually is cruelty free so I really questioned whether to include it in this post. The packaging is very simple and undescriptive unfortunately but I did read on a number of blog posts that the brand does not test on animals.
I would suggest doing your own research on the brand, which you can shop here
A brand that “loves cosmetics” and claims to love animals too, is Barry M. I wouldn’t have guessed this for the brand but they even urge customers to Sign the Pledge to help them help the animals. With their cruelty free products they are supporting Humane Society International’s “Be Cruelty-Free” campaign.
And what is equally good is that the brand offers a range of products that are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. The ingredients for the products are listed on the back and hold the vegan symbol if they are suitable.
Read more about cruelty free Barry M here