Hey! Today is not a review or the other usual stuff day here at JD. It is something more than that! Talking about Cruelty-Free Makeup & Skincare Brands In India 2018. Firstly, walking you through some general questions, followed by the list of cruelty-free beauty brands easily available in India for 2018.
There are many brands that still test on animals. Few of them are my favorites, I really hope and want them to go cruelty-free. But that surely didn’t happen in 2018 as of yet.
Let’s get started on with it!
What are cruelty free brands?
The cruelty-free brands are those who manufacture personal-care, skincare and makeup products without testing them on animals or harm them in any way.
Such companies or sub-brands have to provide a statement that verifying that neither they nor their ingredient suppliers have conducted or commissioned any sorts of animal testing for their product contents, formulations or finished products. Animal testing is responsible for the death and suffering of millions of animals all across the globe.
Why are some brands not cruelty free?
In certain countries like China, it is compulsory for foreign cosmetic companies to test on animals.So, most companies have no option of no testing on animals, where required by law.
However, there are another set of companies who are not even looking forward to change their policies and transition into cruelty free brands. There is another set of cosmetic companies which are making the required regulatory efforts to at least reduce the number of animal testing.
Then, there are some brands are cruelty free but their parent companies are not. So you can mention that too.
In a welcome move towards animal welfare, many Indian skincare and cosmetic brands have started offering cruelty-free products.I really hope that this post of mine encourages you to invest in such products to support a huge cause.
We do not suggest that you transform your makeup and skincare vanity overnight but at least aim at making the next additions in your stash to be one of these cruelty free brands in India. So, why don’t you be a part of this movement and support the cause of Beauty without Cruelty.
What is being done to prevent animal testing?
There are several organizations around the world that are working for the good cause of eliminating animal cruelty in any form. Five most famous ones being:
● European Coalition to End Animal Experiments
● Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics
● Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
● Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Of late, many skincare and cosmetic companies have also filed petitions to end cruelty on animals. One of them being, my personal favourite, The Body Shop! You should actually consider signing the petition. They need around 8 million signatures in total, at the time of filing this.
List of brands that are cruelty free currently in 2018:
- Lush Cosmetics
- Shahnaz Hussain
- The Body Shop
- Sugar Cosmetics
- NYX Cosmetics
- Lotus Herbals
- Blue Heaven Cosmetics
- Wet n Wild
- BH Cosmetics
- 100% pure
- Iba Halal Care
- Anastasia Beverly Hills
- Forest Essentials
- Makeup Revolution
- Huda Beauty
What can we do to encourage a cruelty free beauty industry?
The first and foremost thing to do is change yourself and your preferences while buying your skincare and makeup products, now on. Try to pick something from the list we have provided above to encourage a more sustainable and cruelty free environment.
- You can use organic or DIY products, wherever possible
- Share about the hazards of animal testing
- You can donate to organizations that are working in this regard
- Sign petitions and write letters to support the cause
I really hope, this Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands article made you at least a little bit eager to think about this issue.
~ Apoorva Dhuper
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