Cruelty-Free: Beauty Without Bunnies

Quite recently everyone has stopped using plastic straws to save the turtles. Greta Thunberg is campaigning to create awareness about the environment. Everyone is doing their best to go green, but have you considered the beauty products you use? Cruelty-free beauty

The products may be all-natural, but can still be tested on animals. It’s not only animal abuse, but unethical. If we can stop using plastic straws we can stop product testing on animals. Here are some strategies to reinforce.

How do you know a product is animal cruelty-free?

Look at the back of the product and look for “This product hasn’t been tested on animals”. You can also look for Unilever’s logo. Unilever supports the ban on worldwide cosmetics that have been animal tested. Also, look for PETA’s logo on the back of products. Emailing the company itself to ask if the product was tested on animals, but it isn’t as trustworthy.

Brands that sell their products in China can not be regarded as cruelty-free, seeing as China has laws enforcing obligatory testing on animals of all cosmetic products sold.


What is PETA?

PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It is the biggest organisation for animal rights and most big companies are registered with PETA to practice work legally green. You can actually click here to go on their website to search whether a product has been tested on animals.

Here is a short list of products that are safe to use:

  • Adorn Cosmetics
  • Beauty Treats
  • Dove
  • E.L.F. Cosmetics
  • essence
  • Eylure
  • L.A. girl
  • L.A. colors
  • NYX Professional Makeup
  • The Body Shop
  • Urban Decay
  • Wet`nWild

In Europe animal testing is illegal, we should strive to make it illegal not only in South Africa, but worldwide. We can keep our furry friends safe and still look amazing. Cruelty-free Beauty

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Elizma de Beer
Elizma de Beer

BLOSS Youth Beauty Editor

Elizma de Beer is currently studying Cosmetology at Potchefstroom academy. Her hobbies and interests range from image consulting, fashion as well as graphic design. She believes that image consulting makeovers with the correct make-up, hairstyles and introduction to the latest fashion trends can make anyone look amazing and also help them feel confident about themselves. Next year she wants to study journalism and pursue her dreams to work in the beauty/fashion industry. She also wants to inspire and collaborate with people who share the same passion as her.

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