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Finding Cruelty Free Makeup

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Guest post by Clarissa Seaton

In this day and age it is getting harder and harder to find makeup brands that are 100% cruelty free, as such, it is also becoming harder and harder to find cruelty free brands in your local grocery, department, and makeup stores. Though there are not as many cruelty free brands as there should be, there are several high profile brands that you can find online or in drugstores.

What is Cruelty Free Makeup?

In order to find brands that are truly cruelty free it is important to first understand what cruelty free means. In general, a cruelty free brand is one that does not test on animals, does not use ingredient suppliers that test on animals, and does not allow 3rd party animal testing on its products. Some companies that claim to be cruelty free are only such as long as it is lucrative. In some cases, a company may start off being cruelty free then switch to animal testing when the market turns and it becomes beneficial (i.e. selling in China, a country that currently requires animal testing).

Where to Find Cruelty Free Makeup:

Since most companies do not advertise their testing procedures on their packaging (and some are not very truthful), it is important that you use the resources offered by the internet to find companies that test on animals. (Editor’s Note: At My Beauty Bunny, we do our best to keep up with the brands that are cruelty free – you can see a list of cruelty free brands here.) You can also do a quick search on the PETA or Leaping Bunny websites to find companies that do and do not test on animals (note that the Leaping Bunny list is the gold standard for cruelty free brands – the brands are required to submit to random audits). You may also want to search the company websites and recent news headlines to see if they test on animals.

Finding cruelty free makeup does not have to be difficult. In a day and age where more and more companies are becoming environmentally and morally conscious it is now easier than ever to find companies that are cruelty free. Cruelty free makeup is not only good for the animals, but also good for you.

Guest post by Clarissa Seaton. Clarissa has been writing tips about fashion and beauty for many years. She has various articles that help women in grooming themselves with the latest fashion trends. Her inspiration comes from her love for fashion and experimental lifestyle. Through writing, she shares her experiences and feelings regarding latest fashion news in the market. Follow Clarissa Seaton on Google+.

My Beauty Bunny does not accept compensation for any product reviews; Press samples have been provided for this purpose. Opinions are the author’s own. Article may contain affiliate links.


About Jen Mathews

Jen Mathews is the Chief Bunny and social media maestro for My Beauty Bunny. She is also the President of Top Tier Media, a social media agency for beauty, fashion, health and lifestyle brands.
  • http://lolassecretbeautyblog.blogspot.com/ lola seicento

    This is a fantastic post!! This should prove helpful to so so many people!

  • Violette

    I gotta thank you for your very handy list. I have a copy of it that I now use wherever I go!

  • http://www.mybeautybunny.com chiefbunny

    Oh awesome Violette – I’m so happy I could help! :)

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  • Alison

    London based Neal’s Yard Remedies, available here in the US from NYR Organic , has been a pioneer of cruelty free and organic beauty products for over 30 years. would you like some samples ? They are really lovely. Thanks for your amazing work raising awareness . Warmly Alison

  • MK

    Great post. Another way to ensure that your cosmetics are not tested on animals is buying products that are made in Europe. Animal testing for cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients has been legally banned in Europe for years. Also, natural certifications like BDIH and NaTrue ensure that products are not tested on animals.
    Products that meet all these criteria (and are also recognized by PETA) are Logona (www.logona.us), Sante (www.santeusa.com).