The round-up: cruelty-free makeup and skincare
If you were to do an audit on your current skincare and make-up bag, you might be surprised to discover some rather scary sounding ingredients that may or may not have been tested on animals somewhere along the line. If you’re keen to ensure no furry friends were harmed to make the products you slather on your skin, then read on because we’ve round-up some of our favourite cruelty-free brands and products.
We don’t wish to alarm you but anecdotal evidence suggests the average woman applies more than 200 chemicals to her skin every day. If you found that figure somewhat unsettling, hold on to your hats because of those 200, around 60 percent are absorbed into the blood steam. If you would prefer not to slather yourself in chemicals, local company Evohe has your daily skincare needs covered with a completely palm oil-free (including its by-product glycerine), organic range. Sanctum, made in the pristine Byron Bay hinterland, uses only the finest plant extracts and vitamins to create organic products that deliver results while Chinta Island harnesses the power of coconut to create a naturally beautiful range of vegan products to nurture amazing skin. Simple As That proves once and for all that when it comes to skincare, less is indeed more, and MUSQ is unwavering in its commitment to creating luxurious, clean, natural and ethical cosmetics and skincare. Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics, Grown Alchemist and Aesop also make the list for their organic and cruelty-free range of products. The Body Shop, Botani and Natio are also kind on the purse strings as well as our furry friends. If you’re keen for a natural glow without the nasty chemicals, Eco Tan is made from cacao, herbs, flower extract, fruit extract and chamomile.
Thanks to some amazing gifts from mother nature, local company Neek makes lipsticks that are 100 percent natural and vegan friendly. They also happen to be free from parabens, lead, sulphate, phthalate, mineral oil and synthetic fragrances so technically they’re good enough to eat on toast (although there are no promises as to the taste if you did so). dunkle authentic offers lightweight mineral foundation that is perfect for achieving that coveted fresh-faced look while Eco Minerals makes high performance vegan, eco cosmetics. Adorn Cosmetics and Arbonne are recognised as being cruelty-free and Australis Cosmetics offers a cruelty-free, cost effective option. Sienna Byron Bay has your nails covered (literally) with its eco-friendly, reduced toxin range of vegan nail polishes.
Of course, this list is a mere drop in the ocean, for a more comprehensive list see Choose Cruelty Free, PETA or shop online with The Love Child, the site is dedicated only selling cruelty-free and vegan goodies for yourself and home.