Cosmetics that use animal testing are pretty much a thing of the past. Popular cosmetics companies such as Beauty Without Cruelty and historic cosmetic companies such as Almay (est. 1931) sell cosmetics that are not tested on animals as well as skin care products, perfumes, treatments, and more. Cruelty free cosmetics that are also safe for the vegan and vegetarian lifestyles are readily available through a wide variety of online and offline retailers and cosmetics companies, if you know where to look for them! In addition to Almay and Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC), some of the most popular companies include Pangea Vegan Beauty Products, MyChelle, and Wet and Wild.
Almay has been in business since 1931. Even back then, Almay used pure, hypoallergenic ingredients that were safe for even the most sensitive skin. Almay was the world’s first hypoallergenic cosmetics brand, and the first brand to make 100% fragrance-free products. It was also the first cosmetics companies to disclose all ingredients used, the first brand to perform safety testing for allergy irritation, the first brand to formulate for contact lens wearers, and the first brand to create cosmetics regimens for specific skin types. Almay does not test on animals and it uses natural ingredients such as soybean, rosehips, licorice, milk thistle, and aloe, to name just a few. Almay products can be purchased online through the official website or at any beauty supply house, cosmetics retailer or drug store. www.almay.com
Beauty Without Cruelty was founded in 1963 in England. The trustees of BWC Charitable Trust, an animal welfare organization, came together for a common goal – to manufacture and distribute natural, color cosmetics that were not tested on animals and products that did not contain any animal ingredients. Beauty Without Cruelty offers a full line of cruelty-free vegetarian, skin and body, and hair care products made from natural ingredients and organic aroma-therapeutic essential oils. Beauty Without Cruelty’s full line of color cosmetics reaches across all lines in order to meet the beauty needs of all women.
Beauty Without Cruelty Products may be purchased from your local natural foods retailer, and at some drug stores and vitamin shops. You can also purchase BWC products online directly from the Beauty Without Cruelty website: href=”http://www.beautywithoutcruelty.com/” target=”_blank”>www.beautywithoutcruelty.com.
Pangea Beauty Products
Pangea Vegan Beauty Products has been in business since 1995. The company states that it was the first company to offer a comprehensive selection of high-quality, completely cruelty-free vegan products. All Pangea employees follow a vegan lifestyle and the company has a strong commitment to being animal-friendly. In addition, Pangea strives “to maintain the highest ethical standards in every other aspect of (the) business.” Pangea states that the company also refuses to carry products manufactured under oppressive labor conditions and the company re-uses and recycles boxes and other shipping materials for mail orders.
Located in Rockville, Maryland, Pangea sells a wide range of vegan beauty products as well as vegan products in all categories from A-Z. Pangea sells hard-to-find items as well.
Pangea sells vegan, cruelty-free beauty lipstick, eye shadow, blush, concealer, powders, foundation, eyeliner, mascara, nail color, nail color and make-up removers, and brushes. Pangea carries both well-known and lesser known cruelty-free, vegan and vegetarian brands such as Ecco Bella, Zuzu Luxe, Hibiskiss, Gabriel, Zia, and No Miss to name just a few.
Pangea Beauty Products may be purchased online through the company’s “Vegan Store.” Customers can shop for vegan cosmetics by type or by brand. You may also order from The Vegan Store by phone, 1-800-340-1200. www.veganstore.com