The beauty industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. The industry continues to increase and over the past few years, it has grown to be worth over 500 billion dollars. It’s difficult to not get excited when a new brand comes on the market or one of our loved brand’s releases new products. Often when we shop, we think of the price of the product, the quality, trendiness, and the look of the packaging. All of these are initial thoughts that run through our head. But how often do we stop to think about the impact these brands have on our environment. You’d be surprised to learn how many of your favourite brands still test their products on animals. Switching to cruelty-free brands is a great first step into creating a positive and eco-friendly lifestyle, and I believe it’s a movement we should all get behind. If you’re a little unsure as to what brands still do animal testing, we’ve listed a few below and some cruelty-free alternatives.
Brands that Test on Animals
The following popular beauty brands still test on animals and some of them are often mistaken for being cruelty-free. Due to certain regulations in China, animal testing is actually mandatory by law. This means that any brand that sells its products in China is most likely not cruelty-free. Some of these brands include Benefit, Estee Lauder, and even MAC. Another brand that has gotten a lot of media attention for this is NARS. NARS often goes unheard of on this topic, primarily because they started off as being completely cruelty-free. However, earlier this year they updated their animal testing policies in order to be viable for the Chinese market. Another brand that may cause a little confusion is L’Oreal. L’Oreal is a huge player in the industry and although they own brands like Urban Decay and NYX which are cruelty-free, they themselves do not follow the same outlook. For a full list of brands that still test on animals, this graphic clearly identifies them.
With new brands emerging and more people trying to adjust their lifestyles to one that is more environmentally focused, the beauty industry has taken notice. There are a number of brands that are 100% cruelty-free, make great alternatives, and are massively successful. If you’re looking for options that are reasonably priced, then brands like Nyx, Lush, and IT Cosmetics make great options. With that being said, if you’re questioning if a brand can be high end and still cruelty-free, here are some brands that prove it’s possible. Heavy hitters like Hourglass, Becca, Charlotte Tilbury, and Anastasia Beverly Hills frequently make an impact on the market whilst still following an eco-friendly business outlook. Another brand that should definitely not be forgotten for being cruelty-free is The Body Shop. Not only do they have great products, but they’ve made a name for themselves by fighting against animal testing. They are very bold about their message and frequently have petitions for customers to sign.
Local Cruelty-Free Brands
Some of the brands mentioned above can sometimes be difficult to find in Egypt, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great local alternatives. A few brands that have been established to be cruelty-free are Donna Natural, Effi’s and Body Bloom. Another brand that has made huge waves in Egypt is the new brand focused on hair, Braes. All of their products will make great additions to your collection. All these brands mentioned can be directly found at Source Beauty
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