I wanted to let you know that I spent time this weekend updating my cruelty free list. I went to Leaping Bunny to see which brands were registered with Leaping Bunny and added that annotation next to each company’s name. On my list I also mention if the parent company is not cruelty free or if the products are vegan. I hope that makes it easier for you to research brands.
I find it very telling that I am becoming more and more hesitant to trust a brand unless I talk directly to the brand owner or if they are Leaping Bunny certified. With many smaller companies like indies, or with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, I can talk directly to the owner to find out if their products are cruelty free, and if their suppliers ingredients are cruelty free.
With larger companies, such as Lorac and Tigi, I’ve been given the run around, and sometimes rude responses. Both of those companies told me that they can’t verify their suppliers, but they don’t test on animals. I am upset because I purchased the Lorac Pro Palette when I was under the impression that Lorac was cruelty free. Meg’s Makeup spoke to Carol Shaw and she had stated ‘LORAC does not conduct, condone, nor endorse testing on animals!‘
I really wish companies were required to be more transparent. I really appreciate the companies that take the time to be honest and transparent, like Urban Decay. Urban Decay is Leaping Bunny Certified.
What are some of the issues you’ve run into when trying to shop for cruelty free beauty?