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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Animal-friendly Beauty Products You May Consider

In the recent years, there have been global efforts in bringing awareness concerning cruelties committed by beauty companies during the animal testing of their products.

Isn't it ironic that in aiming to improve one's self-image and confidence by using cosmetics, innocent animals suffer and die unnecessarily to satisfy human's vanity. That is the dark side of the beauty industry. On the other hand, as the global efforts in ending the cosmetic animal testing bear fruits, more and more brands have joined the fight against animal cruelty, including top celebrities endorsing cruelty-free beauty products.


To celebrate this victorious efforts in ending animal-cruelty, here are some of the animal-friendly beauty brands that are organic at the same time.

Vapour Organic Beauty
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1. Vapour Organic Beauty

Vapour Organic Beauty will beat all the rumors you've heard about organic makeup. Its cruelty-free products have elegant formulas, available in pretty shades, and contain rich pigments that don't fade away.

Shea Moisture
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2. Shea Moisture

Being cruelty-free is just one of Shea Moisture's great merits. Their products are organic, fair-trade, and eco-friendly. The shea butter in each product is ethically sourced from women's co-ops in northern Ghana.

NCLA
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3. NCLA

Best known for its awesome nail wraps, this L.A.-based nail company offers a dizzying array of polishes with cool colors, chromed-out metallics, and funky glitters. The best part — all these nail polishes are five-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

Nourish Organic
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4. Nourish Organic

Being the first USDA-certified-organic skin-care collection, and even worked with the Department of Agriculture, Nourish Organic's products would be as pure and indisputably organic as the fruits you pick from your orchard. Moreover, it absolutely and positively does not test on animals, and most of its products are vegan.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
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5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

OCC is a professional-quality makeup brand which not only offers a wide variety of colors, but is also completely vegan. Founder David Klasfeld stated, "It always struck me as funny that lines promoted themselves as cruelty-free but used animal hair for brushes and animal ingredients in products. I wanted to raise the bar." And he did.

Ahava
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6. Ahava

Made in Israel, Ahava's formulas contain mud and minerals from the Dead Sea. This brand does not test their products on animals and do not use animal derivatives as ingredients. Trivia: In Hebrew, "ahava" means love.

Per-Fékt
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7. Per-Fékt

Per-fekt products are highly concentrated and not diluted with water, thus, they are environment-friendly because they use less natural resources.

S. W. Basics
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8. S. W. Basics

S.W. Basics is known for its pure and simple formulas. All their products contain less than five ingredients, and none were tested on our furry friends.
9. SpaRitual

It's interesting to note that from the start, the brand only used certified-organic and fair-trade ingredients, and all products are five-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Sibu Beauty
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10. Sibu Beauty

Sea-buckthorn oil contains omega fatty acids and antioxidants that hydrate, soothe, and help protect the skin against any damage when layered over sunscreen. And this ingredient is found in every single Sibu Beauty product, which all happen to be cruelty-free.


Written by Kristine Ang, Lucis Philippines contributor.

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