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When I relaunched my blog and moved it from SquareSpace to WordPress, I decided to completely redo my cruelty-free guide so it would be interactive. This was not something that I could do over on SquareSpace and I have been working my butt off to bring this to you guys. Now it’s not 100% complete, as I still need to populate the table with all of my research. But the structure is there and all of the brands on the list have been confirmed by myself through getting the most updated policy as I possibly could. I will be working on filling out the rest of the guide so there aren’t blank spaces, but it’s coming. And I wanted to release it sooner rather than later.
So what is new about this guide?
For the most part, when you go looking for a guide of what’s cruelty free on the internet it’s just a list and you have to use crtl + f to find anything. Or you have to switch between around twenty different guides to get a basic overview that then link to many other pages just to find more information. Or there’s nothing to back why a certain brand is on the list. So I wanted to make sure you didn’t have to flip through a 100 or more pages to get the information you need. So I am putting all of the information in one place from their public animal testing policy or the response I have received from them if none is listed on their website. As well as a way to search way more easily for anything so you get one list.
Of course, I didn’t want to right no on literally every brand. So in order to make it unto the list, a brand must meet my criteria to be considered cruelty free:
- Don’t test finished products or ingredients on animals.
- Don’t have suppliers who test on animals.
- Don’t allow any third parties to test on animals on their behalf.
- Don’t sell cosmetics in physical store in mainland China.
- Don’t test on animals where required by law.
So how can you use the search function?
- To search for a specific brand, enter the brand in the search bar.
- To search for a specific price range, enter either drugstore, mid-range, or luxury in the search bar.
- To search for a specific store or website, enter the store in the search bar. If nothing comes up for your store, let me know and I’ll research brands sold there and get it added into the guide. Note brands that sell only online are under eCommerce.
- To search for a specific type of product (makeup, brushes, skin care, hair care, hair dye, false lashes, and more) into the search bar and this will limit the list down to those categories.
- To search for brands that have vegan options, enter vegan in the search bar.
Again this guide is still a work in progress but I hope you guys love the guide and find it useful. If you do, please feel free to share it with others so they can have an easier place to find everything.
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