Friday 17 May 2013

going cruelty-free + veggie: skincare sort out

In yesterday's post we shared with you our decision to transition to cruelty free and vegetarian products. In today's post we are going to be sorting through our skincare products.

As we explained yesterday we separated our products into three sections. Any products that are suitable for vegetarians will have a (V) and products suitable for vegans will have (Vegan).

We have tried to sort out all the products to the best of our knowledge through our own research. If there are products in the wrong section then please do let us know.

Not Tested on Animals 

1.Soap & Glory Face Soap & Clarity (Vegan) 

2. Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Night Cream

3. Cowshed Lip Balm * 3 (V) 

The Ambiguous Zone

The Body Shop is a cruelty free company however it is owned by Loreal that does test on animals.

Bare Escentuals is cruelty free, it is owned by Shisedo who last month announced they are going to stop testing on animals but we need to find further information regarding this.

The rest of the products are from companies that we need to establish whether or not they test on animals.

4. Korres Wild Rose 24hr Moisturising Brightening Cream (Vegan) 

5. Korres Milk Proteins Cleansing Wipes (Vegan) 

6. The Body Shop Lip Balm Gift Set 

7. The Body Shop Carrot Cream 

8. The Body Shop Lip Balm in Cranberry 

9. The Body Shop Cucumber Toner

10. The Body Shop Vitamin E Cleansing Bar

11. Bare Escentuals Skin Rev-er Upper 

12. Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 3 Face Cream 

13. Unbranded lip Balm 

14. Bionsen Hydrating Lip Balm 

15. Aromatherapy Associates Rose Hydrating Face Mask 

Tested on Animals

16. Olay Essentials Multiradiance Face Cream 

17. Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips 

18. Vaseline Lip Therapy 

19. Aveeno Positively Luminous Eye Cream 

20. Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser * 2

21. St Ives Apricot Scrub

22. Dermologica Essential Cleansing Solution 

23. Dermologica Gentle Cream Exfoliant 

24. Dermologica Multi Active Toner 

25. Dermologica Intensive Moisture Balance 

26. Elizabeth Arden Matte Moisture Lotion 

27. Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover 

28. Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover 

29. MAC Fix+ 

30. No7 Beautiful Skin Radiance Exfoliator 

31. Boots Time Delay Radiance Booster 

32. No7 Awakening Eye Gel 

33. Nivea Pure & Natural Cleansing Lotion 

34. Nivea Pure & Natural Cleansing Toner 

35. Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Face Cream 

36. Nivea Lip Balm 

We have decided to combine the items in the ambiguous zone in the tested on animals section until we find out otherwise. The aim is too use up the products tested on animals and replace them with only products not tested on animals and suitable for vegetarians.

Once again if we've put any products into the wrong section then please let us know and if you have any info about the companies in the ambiguous zone then we would be greatly for your input!

Sita & Radha xoxo


  1. This post is very insteresting.

    Este post es muy interesante.


  2. Following you via bloglovin now, I love finding new cruelty free bloggers! Personally I still use TBS because they are BUAV approved and I think it's important to support them, even though they're owned by L'Oreal - they might even teach them something! Just my thoughts :D I only found out No7 weren't cruelty free the other day, gutted! Good luck on your journey! xx

  3. Korres is sold in China (according to, and China requires that products be tested on animals.

  4. omg such a list :P i love the body shop range :)

  5. Awesome range collections Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Its soo good that you care about animals! such a great cause! xx But i strongly beilive that you should firstly use up all the animal tested products before throwing them away as I really think that it would be bad to buy animal tested and then not use them. so, the point is that animal tested products are already bought, so might aswell use them because it would only be worse to buy use stuff on animals for nothing. :)

    1. Exactly! That's why we have decided to use up the stuff we have already bought and then replace it was products not tested on animals and do the change gradually.


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