I am not perfect. I am not vegan or even vegetarian. There are still things that I need to improve upon and learn more about. However, we are all capable of making small changes that can make a large impact.
Anyone who reads this blog will know how much I love beauty products. I love makeup, body products, soaps and lotions. I also adore animals. There is nothing I want more than a puppy to love and care for. However, after having several lectures on ethics in fashion at my college this week, I began to think about the products I was buying and if perhaps they went against my ethical beliefs.
That perhaps, maybe, through a little research I could change my shopping habits and become a little happier with the products I use, knowing that no physical being was harmed in the formation of them.
Disclaimer: I am not claiming that this is the only way, or the right way. This is simply what I think is best for me and my beliefs. Please do research for your own benefit, to make you feel good about what you purchase and support.
So I did a little bit of research. I found an amazing resource on the PETA website that lists brands who test and don’t test on animals as well as brands who are Vegan- which I thought was only a form of dietary restriction.
And I know I know, all websites like this can be biased or whatever. But hey, I’m just trying to be a little bit more conscious as a consumer.
But luckily there are tons of great brands that are listed as being animal-friendly and cruelty-free! YAY!
Some of my fave brands that PETA lists as being cruelty-free include:
- it Cosmetics
- e.l.f. Cosmetics
- Too Faced Cosmetics
- The Body Shop
and soooooo many more!
If you’re curious if any of your products are tested, check out the resource I was using here! And, I encourage you all to look a bit more into how your favorite products are made, tested and distributed, because if we all do our part, we can change the industry!
Let me know if you know of any more cruelty-free products!