Nip + Fab is a really good affordable one and their products are usually sold in TK Maxx for really cheap (£2.99 for moisturiser, £7-8 for masks, serum boost etc). Also love certain products by The Ordinary and The Body Shop. Lush masks are hit and miss for me but I like how they’re passionate about causes. First aid beauty, Glossier, Dermalogica, and Ole Henriksen are good too but definitely pricier. I’ve found a £75 retail set of Ole Henriksen skincare for £22 in TK Maxx, so I’d recommend just going in with a list of cruelty free brands and picking things off shelves.
I’ve never heard of a shampoo bar before but after reading about them i really want to try one now!
If it’s packaging free you’re after then try their naked shower gels.
When it comes to beauty products I also look at whether it uses palm oil. There are so many other ways to substitute it that there’s no need to support destroying of orangutan’s habitat.
Body Shop - isn’t it still in the grey area when it comes to cruelty-free products? Of course they have been sold to Natura but I remember reading they aim to be truly cruelty-free by 2020
I did see Bulldog but wasn’t sure if it was any good and no one I asked seems to have used it either.
Compare to a lot of other cruelty free brands it does seem reasonably priced so I may give them a whirl
I’m looking into selling cruelty free products either online or retail. The new thing is Korean skincare. South Korea stopped animal testing this year & dnt sell any products in China.
Lots of the products are vegan friendly , produced mostly in E.U / U.K.
If anyone is interested please let me know
Oh some cosmetics are gender neutral.
New to here but wondering if anyone buys cruelty free beauty products?
Hey Mich, I’ve moved your post here as others have shared their advice in this topic & it helps keep all of the discussion in one place, I hope that’s alright!
I am trying my best to go cruelty free, there’s loads of choice out there but not enough if you ask me. I really think the government need to be stricter on what they allow to be sold, they have banned animal testing in the UK so I think it’s only logical that they ban products that have been tested on animals full stop.
What’s the brand? Just making sure it’s not an MLM.
There’s a full list of K-beauty brands that are cruelty free here. The ones in bold test in China though, and that covers pretty much all the well-known/ cheaper/ more accessible brands eg Innisfree and Laniege.
Generally I wouldn’t recommend anyone buy korean brands within the UK because prices are so inflated. Tonymoly is a brand that you see in TK Maxx quite a bit and a hand cream that normally goes for about £6 is £15.90 there. If you do purchase, wait for sales and purchase from their global online stores. Resellers on eBay etc. often have well-made fakes or nearly expired goods. If it’s suspiciously cheap it is probably too good to be true
Any brand sold in China is tested on animals as a legal status. But even they are now considering to banning the testing. Most beauty products sold on eBay or amazon are bought from Chinese distributors so not guaranteed cruelty free.
K beauty bought direct from Korea has to go through E.U & U.K testing to meet standards. The cosmetic compliance will give you K beauty of suppliers who have spent the thousands on this.
It mixed brands that are ethical & not sold in China & never will. Urban Decay, revolution, e.l.f , Kat Von d, nyx , Technic, American beauty trying to get are Jeffrey Starr, jecca which is gender nutrueal also beauty bakerie.
Is that the case? I’m sure I saw somewhere recently that testing is still a thing here. Or is there specific criteria as to what constitutes animal testing?
From what I understand testing on animals for cosmetics, toiletries, cleaning products etc is banned. They only animal testing that is allowed if for medical research.
Ah I see, yes. That’s a blow - you had me thinking we’d gone the whole way. Thread for another day, perhaps…
+1 for Bulldog
Testing on animals is bad. No reason to deny.
Industrial animal farming is even worse. These are no farms. I say, they are concentration camps for animals!
Time will come when we look back and say: What were we thinking??
I’m vegan so completely get this but let’s watch out we don’t get people into a big debate!!
Our day will come when people see we don’t need any animal products or testing
Earthlings is the film to recommend everyone watches, good enough for belly then good enough for eyes and ears also.
Here’s a great recommendation for aftershaves and perfumes…
All cruelty free and they advise the most similar big brand each product Smells like…
Hi, I can recommend Match Perfumes. Their fragrances are cruelty free and are excellent value for money.