My crueltyfreeseries are on today, with this quick 10 brands, which are not cruelty free, but I thought they are so it is might be a bit shocking not just for me but also for you. I am not going to talk about MAC or NARS (which used to be cruelty free), neither the most common drugstore brands, like L’Oréal – Bourjois- Rimmel or high-end brands, like Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder or Dior ect. which are all sell in China.
Here is the list:
Yves Rocher: I am might be too naive, but I was on the way of thinking as they do not test on animals because they are natural, parabens free ect. but I just come to realization they do as selling in China. Alternative brand: The Body Shop or Lush.
Shiseido:I was might a bit mixing as a Korean Brand, but Japanese Shiseido do test on animals because of their Chinese market.
Bioderma: French pharmacies brand’s Chinese website is not so hard to find… so question: what will be their Sensibio H2O alternative?
Claudalie: Since I trying to go cruelty free, I am really on a searching side… I wanted to try their Mist as an alternative of MAC, but I have found no no.
Glamglow: I was so waiting their new products to launch in Hungary, until my friend came home from China with a Glamglow mask…
Khiel’s: it is the American pharmacies company, with Chinese retail … opss
L’Occatine:the first sight was sawing their product at duty free stores, then researched and boom… it is the same as Yves Rocher- natural but sell in China
Vichy: some as NUXE, La Roche-Posay or Bioderma:
The only possible exception is if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.
Artdeco:German high-end brand also sells at China, even in Europe they most not test. Brand instead: Zoeva or Misslyn
In generally I can admit, even if they are natural based or pharmacies safe brands they do test on animals if it is required by the law, which is true for the Chinese market, which offers more profit than to be ethnical for most of them. As well as I would be grateful if Chinese Government would change that law.
In my previous post I have written about my decision that I wish to become cruelty free. I am starting with my skin care as I think it is going to be the one, which I am using cruelty free products the most and will be the most easiest to adapt. I try to avoid parabens for a long time.
firstly I have examined my current skin care products in my bathroom.
Body cream: The Body Shop: Body Butter is my old time fav, specially in the shea butter version:) Yves Rocher: Body Lotion is a bit lighter, honestly I have never purchased them, always received as a gift, Lemon Brasil a bit much but still all right for me, rally gives the energizing illusion.
Leg cream:Balea:Totes Meer with Death sea salt and olive oil and Herbaria: Calendula cream– I stand a way too much, which is not health at all so I tend to use more care of my feet.
Handcream: L’Occatine handcream– Pieere Hermé:Pamplemousse Rhubarbe (Limited edition)- believe it or not this expensive handcream i not cruelty free so I should look for something else- I do have only a tiny bit in it.
Products, which I have threw away: Dove:DermaSpa – firstly it is not cruelty free, secondly I cannot stand its smell, so that is why I only tried 3-4 times only and do not gives a nice tan at all.
Face Cleaner: Bioderma- Sébium Gel Moussant: Even this foam is for oil skin, it is also works well on my combination skin, hypoallergenic, cruelty and parabens free and relatively cheap.
Day cream: The Body Shop: Vitamine E (Normal/Combination Skin): The advanced new formula of the Vitmine E and I love it even better, it is vegan, without mineral oil and parafin gel moisturizer. Evian:Brumisateur: mineral water for touch up and moisture during the day.
Night cream: The Body Shop: Tea Tree Night mask, this line for oil skin, so I do use it in a really tiny amount at the night, really nicely clearing.
Eye cream: The Body Shop: Drops of Youth a gel based eye mask, I lot to use this magnetic applicator with it.
Serum: L’occatine: Comforting Face Oil– this expensive serum is not cruelty free why? I still have a lot in it, so might will give away, not bad but I might turn back to Khielh’s oil for 1-2 times a week use.
Lipscrub: was an H&M one originally, but now I use a DIY in this jar with brown sugar and coconut oil mixed together.
Mask: I do not have an exact mask now, but looking for a deep cleaning clay mask. The Body Shop Himalaya Clay mask would be cool, but I have to think about due to the price tag. I do have to make some research on Himalaya Herbals, because their meen mask just amazing, even thought I do not know whether they are cruelty free.
+ Pupa Mask tested: It is a Black peel-off pore perfecting mask, which written “the deep cleansing action of Bamboo charcoal helps to remove blackheads, free clogged pores from impurities and absorb excess sebum.” OMG this is a really big no, it does nothing with pores, but my nose feels heart, thankfully I only tried it on it… no way to use it once more. I think I will go back to a deep cleaning clay mask!
Looking forward to your suggestions in the comment below: what are your favourite cruelty free skin care products? Clay mask? Serum for combination skin?
Last time I just did clear out and as you might know I try to avoid Overconsumption for a year, so I am getting conscious buyer, now it is time to get cruelty free! So I decided to have only purchases from now are against animal testing.
Animal testing is one of the most brutal thing what beauty industry do during their producing process. In the EU 1223/2009 Cosmetics Regulation (EC) is absolutely against animal testing, but certain companies do pay for the Chinese Authority to test their products to be able to sell it on one of the biggest market: China.
I have download Cruelty-cutter app to scan the products code before buying, it was really shocking that most of my products tested on animals. So by the time I am using it out, but after it I will only replace them by cruelty free ones. I did some research on the Brand websites CrueltyfreeInternational and PETA, but I avoided Crueltyfreekitty.com as my phone, laptop, iPad all considered it as an unsafe website. Below I have find a nice list from loveangela.blog.
I know it is going to be a whole series and a long period replacing everything with cruelty free skin care and make-up.