Shopping cruelty free products is the best way to ensure that no animals have been tested on during the production. However, the term is a little more complicated than the basic yes or no to testing, with varying levels of how cruelty-free something is existing.
Luckily, with the help of regulating boards we are able to recognise truly cruelty-free products and you can continue to enjoy beauty and cosmetics without knowing that animal testing has taken place.
If you want to learn more about the definition of cruelty free, the regulators or about some of our favourite cruelty-free brands keep reading!
If you want to say no to animal testing you may want to consider using cruelty free cosmetics. However, it's not a black and white issue and the term cruelty free is a complex one, with varying levels of just how cruelty free something is. In this guide we hope to help you understand exactly what makes something cruelty free and which brands you should be going for.
Cruelty free means that no animal testing has been conducted during the clinical testing of the product. Whilst this is an easy concept, things get a little more complicated when you start looking at supply chains, parent and sister companies, and where the products are sold.
There is regulation with the term cruelty-free and recognising the certifying boards and logos will help ensure your cosmetics are free of any animal-testing. Read our guides on what makes a product cruelty free and learn all about CCF and Leaping Bunny who are the main regulators.
If you want to read more about what animal testing is then be sure to read our article, but be aware: it's a bit of a tearjerker. It's a hard read, but it's important to know and understand the truth behind some of the less ethical sides of producing cosmetics.
If after reading through everything about cruelty-free you decide you want to make the switch, we are here to help you along the way. We've got some fantastic articles on which brands to choose and we recommend some of their best products. If you're on a tight budget you can still shop cruelty-free as we've got some great affordable products available.
Whether you're looking for makeup, haircare, skincare or bath and body we've got you covered. You can browse our cruelty free shop to see some of our finest guilt-free cosmetics.
Animal testing can seem like a black and white issue, a company either tests on animals or they don't, right? Unfortunately that isn't the case and it's a complicated issue with a lot of loopholes. Understanding the varying levels of cruelty-free and how to shop cruelty-free is crucial if you want to say no to animal testing and still enjoy cosmetics.