Makeup skincare

Cruelty Free?

cosmetic companies will usually get away with this by saying that the merchandise that they sell hasn’t been tested on animals however, this does not mean that the ingredients within the products they sell haven’t.
‘Where can I get cruelty free makeup in the UK’.
Here is a question I get asked daily from clients, colleagues, friends & family but unfortunately it isnt a straight forward question to answer. Many cosmetic companies go under the radar by stating that they are cruelty free when in fact they are not – cosmetic companies will usually get away with this by saying that the merchandise that they sell hasn’t been tested on animals however, this does not mean that the ingredients within the products they sell haven’t.
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It is sad to see this as common practice for a lot of companies but there are ways of dodging this bullet and finding cosmetics that are perfect for you! Below is a short list of cruelty free cosmetic companies within the UK;
Kat Von D (UK shortly)
Another quick tip is if you are ever in doubt as to which company is cruelty free you can always search if the company sells in countries where it is common law to test cosmetics on animals…

Here are a few ingredients to avoid in order to avoid cruelty products;
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids
Ambergris
Beeswax
Honeycomb
Biotin
Vitamin H
Vitamin B Factor
Chitosan
Cholesterol
Cysteine
L-Form
Fatty Acids
Fish Scales
Gelatin. Gel
Hydrolyzed Animal Protein
Lactose
Lanolin
Lanolin Acids
Wool Fat
Wool Wax
Lard
Lecithin
Choline Bitartrate
Linoleic Acid
Mink Oil
Myristic Acid
Natural Sources
Nucleic Acids
Oleic Acid
Polypeptides
Polysorbates
Progesterone
Pristane.
Sable Brushes
Spermaceti
Cetyl Palmitate
Sperm Oil
Squalene
Stearic Acid
Steroids
Sterols
Tallow
Tallow Fatty Alcohol
Stearic Acid
Turtle Oil
Sea Turtle Oil
Tyrosine
Urea Carbamide
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Ergocalciferol
Vitamin D
Ergosterol
Provitamin D2
Calciferol
Vitamin D3
Wax
This is just a short list which is mainly cosmetics based, if you would like more information on animal cruelty free products you can find these here www.peta.org

 

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