Cruelty-Free Vegan Cosmetics – Love The Animals
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Did you know that cruelty-free cosmetic products are not always vegan? I didn't realize this until I started doing research for this blog post. I love all animals, big and small, and I want to protect them. Can you please help me by starting to use cruelty-free vegan cosmetic products? Please read on to learn more.
In the cosmetic industry, animal testing is still widely used, which is very cruel. They are using living beings and torture them until they miserably die. Once that happens, another animal is used.
Unfortunately, even today, animals are considered possessions and not living creatures. Even our own pets fall under this category. That is the very reason why we should all buy “cruelty-free” products. Research shows that animals can feel pain too and I think it is cruel to hurt animals in order for the big industries to make more money.
Nowadays, we are not stuck without cosmetic products as a vegan. There are many cruelty-free vegan products available. You can buy them online and even at your local grocery or drugstore.
As vegans, we will not eat anything containing animal products or by-products. This way of living has become a lot more popular, and it is easier to purchase cruelty-free vegan cosmetics products. Especially now, with the vast assortment available online.
Cruelty-Free Vegan Cosmetics – Overview
I love to buy cosmetics at Shoppers Drugmart. They are a Canadian outfit and offer products from local suppliers from Canada and the US. I can go and look at the choice before I buy it.
Online stores like Walmart, Amazon & iHerb have a waster choice of cosmetic lines that are cruelty-free and vegan products. There you have to know what you are looking for.
Following is a list of products commonly used in our everyday lives.
- Body and bath care
- Shampoo & conditioners
- Oral care
- Hand and body lotions
- Skin and facial care
- Skin clearing and facial wash
- Sunblocks and self-tanners
- Make-up, foundation, and brushes
- Lipsticks, lip gloss, and chapsticks
- Nail polish and removers
- Shaving supplies like lathering, after-shave lotion and, pre-shave balm
Cruelty-Free Vegan Body- And Bath Care
I love to use the Lush Shower Gel, which is a cruelty-free vegan cosmetics product and I can buy at our local Shoppers Drugmart.
Here are a few products, which are cruelty-free and vegan & sold by Shoppers Drugmart: Sukin from Australia is a skincare brand. All their packaging is recyclable.
Online products available are: Beauty Without Cruelty, Bliss, & Buddy Scrub, OSEA has an excellent skincare line.
Cruelty-Free Vegan Shampoo, Conditioners, and Dyes
You can buy Hair Care by Cake Beauty, ATTITUDE, and Naughty at Shoppers Drugmart.
Online: Ethique, Friendly Soap Shampoo, Living Naturally, MUKTI inspired by Nature are all cruelty-free & 100% vegan as well as palm oil-free. Besides, they have environmentally friendly packaging. Website: www.sustainablejungle.com
Shopper's Drugmart carries Splat Hair colour & Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Hair colours. They are a local company based in New York, and I love their motto: “Our products are tested on celebrities, not on animals.” All their products are made of natural vegan dyes and don't contain any harmful chemicals.
Cruelty-Free Vegan Oral Care
Many popular kinds of toothpaste contain bee products like glycerin or propylene, and some large companies still use animal testing. Therefore, we should avoid major brands like Sensodyne, Colgate, Crest, and Arm & Hammer.
I personally use the cilantro mint Natural Toothpaste by The Green Beaver Company, which I buy at the local health food store. All their products are made from cruelty-free ingredients, and they do not sell in countries where animal testing is mandatory. Some of them may contain bee-derived items. Therefore they may not be 100% vegan.
Most dental flosses available are coated with honey and/or contain silk fibre. There are a few which are cruelty-free & vegan. Companies like RADIUS – Natural Soft Floss, Ecodent soft floss, Dr. Mercola's Natural Dental Floss, and Thera Neem South Dental Floss. Website: urbanvegan.net
Here are my personal favourites:
Cruelty-Free Vegan Hand and Body Lotions
Beauty Without Cruelty is available in many local stores, and they offer a wide variety of Cruelty-Free and Vegan Products.
Here is a list of hand creams available online: AHAVA (for men), AYA Natural, Peter Llamas (all-round), Thesis (anti-ageing) & AYA Natural (for cracked skin).
Hand lotions available online: Avalon Organics (all-round), Hawaii Bubble Shack (irritation) & Beauty Without Cruelty (cracked skin). You can find more detailed information at urbanvegan.net.
Body lotions: HEMPZ Original Herbal Body Moisturizer, Rahua Body Lotion, Puracy organic hand & body lotion, KOPARI Coconut Melt, ACURE, CHANTECAIL, AVALON ORGANICS, ZENTS EARTH Body Lotion, juice BEAUTY Green Apple & EMINENCE ORGANIC SKIN CARE (website: rankandstyle.com).
Below are some of my hand and body lotions:
Cruelty-Free Vegan Skin- and Facial Care
Shoppers Drugmart carries some skin- and facial care like Cake Beauty & Sukin
Local specialty stores offer Beauty Without Cruelty products. This company has a wide variety of cruelty-free, vegan products. Website: Beautywithoutcruelty.com.
OSEA carries some extraordinary and great quality lines (website: OSEA.com)
You must try this anti-ageing eye cream by Fleur & Bee. It is lovely. I couldn't be without it!
Cruelty-Free Vegan Sun Blocks and Self Tanners
Sunblocks are very important to protect your skin. You can get the Beauty Without Cruelty products at your local health food store or online. I personally love the following cruelty-free vegan sunblocks and self-tanners from Amazon. Below are the links:
I love the Self Tanning Drops by the Isle of Paradise. It is quick-drying and non-greasy.
Make-up, Foundation, Brushes, And Make-Up Removers
Shoppers Drugmart offers brand names like Cover FY E.L.F. Cosmetics & Pacifica
Here again, you can buy Beauty Without Cruelty products in local specialty stores. I personally live in the country, and I purchase most of those items online.
Lipsticks, Lip Gloss, and Chap Sticks
I love the lipsticks from Honeybee Gardens. They are cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free.
Below are the links to the products from Amazon that I am using:
Vegan Lip Balm by PURE + SIMPLE Duet Lip Balm Collection, Vegan, Cruelty-Free Chapstick, with Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E & Candelilla Wax, Moisturize Dry, Cracked, or Chapped, Lips, 5 Tube Set.
Nail Polish and Removers
Unfortunately, Shoppers Drugmart does not carry any cruelty-free vegan nail care products.
Many companies offer nail polish: Beauty Without Cruelty, Pacifica, Chennai's Rose, Benecos, Orly & Kure Bazaar. You will find more detailed info on each product on the website, totally Vegan buzz.com.
Nail Polish Removers: Zoya Remove Plus, Ella + Mila Soy, Sienna Byron Bay Vegan, Mineral Fusion Aceton-Free, Gabriel, Piggy Paint, more information at ethicalelephant.com.
The Karma organic, cruelty-free, vegan nail care products are my favourites. See some of the Amazon links below:
Shaving Cream (Men & Women), After-Shave Lotion & Pre-Shave Balm
Some of the most popular shaving creams for men are:
Some of the most popular shaving creams for women are:
As you can see from my list, there are quite a few cruelty-free vegan products available at Shoppers Drugmart stores & online at Walmart, Amazon, iHerb. There are many specialty online beauty companies that offer cruelty-free and 100% vegan products. I personally use some only, since I don't use make-up or nail polish.
I hope you enjoyed this article about Cruelty-Free Vegan Cosmetics. There will be more to come, so please stay tuned. Take Care!
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I would love to hear from you. Please leave me your questions, experience and remarks about Cruelty-Free Vegan Cosmetics in the comments section below. You can also reach me via mail at Jeannette@LivingTheVeganLifestyle.org.
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