Guest post by Nancy Evans.
Beauty, fashion, and cosmetics have come a long way. Popular fashion is always changing, though some things will never go out of style – the little black dress, winter pea coat, and of course, shiny diamond engagement rings (Ed Note: I’ll get one some day – sigh!). But one fashion facet that is really coming into style is cruelty-free cosmetics. More and more makers of beauty products know that humane treatment of animals is always in fashion.
Testing on animals is just not necessary and does not keep people safer. Many countries like Great Britain have banned testing human beauty products on animals, and many more companies are quickly following suit.
Look For the Leaping Bunny
The best way to find beauty products that do not test on animals is to look for the Leaping Bunny logo. That’s the sign of approval from the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). It’s a non-profit that makes sure that any product claiming to be cruelty-free really is cruelty free. Remember that labels like “natural” and “organic” do not mean “cruelty-free.”
The CCIC offers a free shopping guide that lists over 400 companies and hair care product lines that do not test on animals. This list is also available on their website. The CCIC updates this list every year to keep shoppers informed. If you forget your list, don’t worry. You can download the free Leaping Bunny app for your smartphone.
Nowadays, there are several ways to shop for anything from cosmetics to diamond rings; do you prefer shopping for your hair care from a walk-in store or website specializing in beauty products? Chances are that your store may already be on the Leaping Bunny program. These stores strive to sell only the best quality cruelty-free products for their compassionate customers. These chain stores include the internationally-known chain The Body Shop and popular e-businesses like Batty’s Bath.
If you shop for your beauty and hair care items at the pharmacy or grocery store, don’t worry. There are numerous cruelty-free products on the shelves, including Sexy Hair, Kiss My Face, Conair, Head Organics, Jessicurl, Unicure, Rusk, Paul Mitchell and 100% pure. Just check the bottle or box for the Leaping Bunny logo. If you live in the UK, just go to your local Sainsbury’s, Superdrug or Marks & Spencer to get items from their line of hair care products. They are all cruelty-free.
What if you buy your hair style products from a salon? What if you own or work in a salon and want to meet the needs of your compassionate customers? There are a whole line of products available that do not test on animals or use animal parts in their products. The most famous is Paul Mitchell Systems. Their salon products have the same strict cruelty-free standards as their conventional store line-up.
Looking into cruelty-free cosmetics has so many benefits – it’s easy, they’re inexpensive, and best of all, you can look and feel great knowing you made a difference to support a cruelty-free world when you go out wearing your new cosmetics!
Editor’s Note: click here for the My Beauty Bunny list of cruelty free products!
Guest post by Nancy Evans.
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