Vegan and cruelty-free makeup

There’s an increasing awareness of the need for humans to be more respectful of the planet. This obviously extends to the creatures that inhabit our surroundings. Movements such as Veganuary have been great. They’ve got the message across that the food and fashion industries cause animals to suffer in innumerable ways. The cosmetics industry in particular is under pressure to eliminate the suffering that animal testing brings. But too often, this understanding has only gone skin-deep.  

 

What does vegan and cruelty free actually mean?

When it comes to changing lifestyles, and picking products, people tend to fall back into old habits. And when it comes to makeup, many people don’t really understand what it means for products to be vegan and cruelty-free. So, what is value? In a nutshell cruelty-free means that makeup has been developed without any animal tests, and vegan means that in addition to never being tested on animals, the product doesn’t include any ingredients that have been derived from animals. While many makeup brands have been cutting out animal-derived ingredients, they’ve not always given up animal testing. They’ve just been exporting their animal tests to countries with less ethical legislation. But at Cult Candy we go the extra mile to ensure that every makeup product we produce is completely vegan and totally cruelty free.  
Plant Based News has a great blog on things to look out for when choosing a vegan cosmetic product 

 

No animal ingredients. No animal testing. Every product.

Cult Candy’s commitment to providing vegan and cruelty-free makeup is at the very core of our company. We guarantee that none of our makeup contains any animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients. This includes, but is not limited to: albumen, beeswax (cera alba), carmine, casein, cholesterol, collagen, elastin, gelatin, glycerine, guanine, honey, keratin, lanolin, oleic acid, shellac, squalene, stearic acid and many other ingredients.
What’s more, we can proudly state that none of our makeup ranges are ever tested on animals. In the twenty-first century, there’s no place for animals to be exploited to test whether ingredients cause an allergic reaction or cancer. Science has moved on – and so have we.

 

Find out more

Organisations such as PETA and Cruelty Free International have done great work in promoting ethical brands across a range of products – from cosmetics to personal care and household products.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. https://www.peta.org/about-peta/ 
Cruelty Free International is an organisation working to end animal experiments worldwide. They investigate and expose the reality of life for animals in laboratories, challenge decision-makers to make a positive difference for animals, and champion better science and cruelty free living. http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/
Cruelty Free International and the Leaping Bunny logo: http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/what-we-do/corporate-partnerships