I love makeup, most of us girls do, but I also respect nature and every living and non-living thing in it. A few years back, cosmetics that are not harsh on skin weren’t one of my worries. In the present though, I realized what it means to market cosmetics and the impact of chemicals on our body. Even though there’s a law forbidding tests on animals (European Union mainly and some countries like Brazil and Turkey) there are still cosmetics brand out there that still do! Maybe we cannot do anything to change their mind but we can certainly make the right choice.
How it all started …
If you are wondering where to start, there’s a simple app that I’ll share with you shortly (whether you already know of it or not I’ll share it anyway ? ). I started my “switch” for nearly a year now, for skincare products that really seep into my skin I opted for brands/products who use natural ingredients. I used to buy products from Yves Rocher but I wasn’t just satisfied anymore then I switched to The Body Shop products for my skincare regimen however my skin didn’t like it so I stopped immediately. This is when I entered our city’s Lush boutique, and yes it’s pricey but I told myself, this will certainly do nothing but good benefits to my skin. Ever since, I’ve been fan of this brand, they use natural ingredients as seen on each of their products, they’re vegan and lastly they do not conduct tests on animals. I’ve done a few product reviews on Lush products, if you’re interested, you can check them out.
How to get you started
If by a slight chance I got through you and you were like me in the past and wish to make the “switch”, there’s this app that can really help you.
Some of you may already know Bunny Free app but for those who don’t, continue on. Bunny Free app, as obvious as its name appears is an app that helps you find cosmetics brands, it displays basic info about them and whether they do animal testing or not. Though it doesn’t indicate if a brand uses natural ingredients or not, I think for makeup addicts out there this is enough to get started.
To be honest, I for one thing, love makeup, and whenever it’s possible (budget speaking) I use makeup products that are vegan and animal cruelty free (obviously), like for my primer, foundation and blush, as long as I can afford it I’d definitely go straight for them. Budget wise, the rest of my makeup products are just animal cruelty free, at least for now…
How about you? What’s your stand on this?