Lately I have been looking for products to promote.
Whether they are luxury items or basic brands, I want to make sure they are all cruelty-free products.
Fortunately, there is a huge number of companies that do not do any animal testing and do not support any harm to animals in the process of making their products.
- PETA has a large database of companies that do not test their products on animals.
- Leaping Bunny is the only internationally recognized certification organization for cruelty-free brands, and you can find a list of cruelty-free manufacturers at their website. They also have an app which you can use to look up a manufacturer or scan a product barcode to check whether it is certified as cruelty-free.
You can get the Leaping Bunny app here.
Leaping Bunny is probably more reliable, as certification with them requires that the company agrees to independent audits.
If you have any doubts about whether you should be using a product, the best way is to email the company and ask them:
- If their products or ingredients are tested on animals.
- If any third party tests on their behalf
- If they sell their products in China, outside of Hong Kong
- Whether their products contain any animal ingredients
For vegans – both PETA and Leaping Bunny list cruelty-free manufacturers whose products have no animal ingredients.
Happily, I found out that Elemis, a very good luxury brand, is cruelty-free.
They say they never have and never will test on animals, and they have never asked third parties to test for them. They also work with partners and suppliers that share this belief and operate ethically.
Also, they state they support the ban of animal-tested products and want to encourage non-animal testing alternatives.
They also confirm that at no point in the manufacturing were there any animal tests of any kind.
In regards to ingredients, they do not use slaughterhouse waste or whale blubber/oils and their perfumes do not contain any animal extracts.
However, they do use animal by-products such as honey, milk and eggs so they’re not suitable for the vegans out there.
Elemis also does not distribute their products to China.
This is great news for those of us that like high-quality brands (some of the big names are not cruelty-free!).
I recently posted here about ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, which is an amazing product.
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You can buy the Retinol Cream Moisturizer on sale here, at Amazon.