Go Cruelty Free! - Julie Green and Keen

Go Cruelty Free!

Being a vegetarian doesn't just mean that I don’t eat meat, I also focus on avoiding products that are tested on animals or have animal byproducts.  I find it difficult to maintain a cruelty free lifestyle because many companies are continually changing their product protocols. I constantly check to make sure that my favorite brands are still PETA approved.


I don’t believe that animals should have to suffer for the vanity of human beings.  Animals should not be locked up in small cages and have different chemicals rubbed into their eyes or put in their throats.  There is no need to harm innocent animals for the sake of “safe cosmetics.”  I think animal testing is horrific and don’t stand for it.



PETA maintains a list of companies that do test on animals and ones that do not.  You can find the list here.  PETA also adds a “V” to companies that are cruelty-free and vegan, if you are concerned about that too.  Here is a brief list of common beauty companies that DO NOT test on animals and ones that DO.

Do Not Test on Animals-

Aveda (Estee Lauder)
Bare Escentuals
CO Bigelow
E.L.F. Cosmetics
FACE Atelier
LUSH
M.A.C.
Paul Mitchell
Physicians Formula
Sonia Kashuk
Tarte Cosmetics
The Body Shop
Too Faced
Victoria Secret
Wet n Wild
Urban Decay
Yes to Carrots

Do Test on Animals-

Almay (Revlon)
Aquafresh
Aussie
Aveeno
Avon Products
Chapstick
Clairol
Clearasil
Dove
Herbal Essence
L’Oreal
Olay
Redken

DISCLAIMER- Like I said before, companies are constantly changing their protocols and ways of production, this is the information may change with time.



I think that knowing which companies are cruelty free is very important in living a life of kindness.  If you are thinking about going cruelty-free, I challenge you to start today.

Go Green and Stay Keen,
Julie


19 comments:

  1. I had NO idea all of those brands tested on animals. Thanks for the heads up.

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  2. Wow, thanks for posting that list - I didn't know!!

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  3. That list is very eye-opening -- I don't think I would have guessed correctly for any of those companies. Thank you for doing the research, it's so important to understand how the cosmetics we use were developed.

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  4. It is indeed surprising! Thanks for reading!

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  5. Interesting - I didn't know some of these. thanks for the info.

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    1. Thanks for reading! Some of them shocked me!

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  6. It is shocking to me that they are still able to test on animals like this.

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  7. I am not a vegetarian but I don't like using products tested on animals. Thanks for posting the list! Luckily I only use a couple of those brands so it shouldn't be hard to cut them out.

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  8. I have known about many of these and it's why I love to use these brands. Great list

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  9. It's a little disheartening to see the list is still pretty long for those who test on animals. I hope that list gets smaller and smaller.

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  10. I try to make sure my products have not been tested on animals. I get sick when I think about it.

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  11. I am surprised to see Victoria Secret on the list. For some reason, when I think of this company, I do not associate it with being a PETA-friendly company. I love that Olay is on the list!

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  12. I did not know that all of those companies tested on animals. That is sad :-(

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  13. Thank you for that list! I use some products I thought were from animal friendly companies... breaks my heart to know they are not. We will not be buying them again!

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  14. very interesting list. I never did think about it much but looking at the list is crazy on how many companies do use animals.

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  15. I really love Tarte. Wish they had an App for cosmetics.
    Pam

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