Why it is important to switch to Cruelty-Free cosmetics in 2020
...If you haven't already
If you have read my statement regarding cruelty-free make-up, then you will now that this has not been an easy path and that I have made mistakes in the past. I have found myself infuriated having purchased from a brand, one specifically springs to mind, thinking that they were cruelty-free only to discover two years in that they had changed their policy and are no longer cruelty free.
Now, if you, like me, prefer your bunnies to live happy lives then you will be interested in this article. I have decided to note down a few companies and products that are PETA and or research approved.
So, why is it important to switch to cruelty-free cosmetics in 2020?
By now, it should be clear that cosmetics wbich test on animals are quite simply barbaric. The question of animal testing for medical research is another question and has many proponents on each side, not least the argument that a test which works on an animal may not have the same success rate on a human. The shocking medical trial which almost ended the life of Ryan Wilson in 2006 can attest to this.
Famous companies such as the Body Shop have clearly demonstrated that there are other means for testing cosmetic products. So, why do we need to use animals at all? The answer is not clear cut and it is clear that there are certain countries, such as China, who deem it necessary to test on animals.
If the Body Shop and even Primark can do it, then why won’t other companies? Is it a case of profit over conscience. It may be the case that for some companies, this may be an accurate assumption to make.
Companies which are PETA cruelty-free approved:
The following list of companies which are PETA approved has been taken directly from PETA’s website, with thanks:
Milani– Face make-up and nail polishes
Too Faced– Face make-up including foundation and eyeshadows
Tarte -Face make-up including foundation and eyeshadows
Urban Decay-Face make-up including foundation, eyeshadows, and mascara. Urban Decay was once a favourite when I experimented with bold eye looks!
wet n wild– Face make-up and relatively inexpensive to purchase.
Lush– Body care. You know you are near a Lush shop when the air starts smelling of vibrant bath bombs.
Is Vichy Dermablend cruelty-free?
This one was quite difficult for me to wrap my head around. If you search for Vichy products alone, you will see that they are not cruelty-free. However, Dermablend is. It was incredibly unclear if the collaboration between the two brands would involve animal testing.
After extensive research, it became somewhat clear to me that this particular collaboration is not sold in China. For those who don’t know, China requires by law that cosmetics are tested in animal laboratories. As Vichy Dermablend is not, to my knowledge, sold in China, therefore it is not tested on animals.
For this I am glad.
For a number of reasons to be fair. Obviously, I would rather use products that did not result in animals being hurt.
Also, it is so dang good.
Admittedly, the shade 25 Nude matches my skin tone perfectly, but I do prefer a slightly warmer colour. I will tone up for my next order but for now let me break down why this foundation is so good:
It has SPF 35- Research has suggested that wearing sunscreen most days is not only good for overall skin health but also for preventing premature wrinkles. I will take that SPF thank you very much. Having the SPF included means that I am also putting less products on my face in the morning, which means less oil.
The coverage is buildable meaning that I can add as much or as little as I like with next to no creasing. I tend to add the complimentary powder to ensure that I don’t ‘cake’.
Did I mention the lack of orange tint?! Most foundations that I have used, and which have been recommended, can be quite orange on my skin but I have found that the Vichy-Dermablend helps me to avoid my 15-year-old Maybelline Dream oompa Loompa days.
I will admit that the coverage could be slightly better but in saying that I do have dark under eye circles which desperately need all the help which they can get. So maybe, I am demanding too much and just need to invest in a good concealer.
As I have already mentioned, I have also purchased the Vichy-Dermablend powder in Nude 25 also. What can I say? I was playing it safe when purchasing. I enjoyed this powder and used it with another foundation for comparison with pleasing results.
Overall, I am really pleased with the Vichy-Dermablend as a new alternative foundation for my day-look. I would have liked to have seen a larger range of foundation shades available especially in 2020. However, I do think that this is a relatively new collaboration and they are potentially dipping their cosmetic toes in the water with a few samples. I do hope that they seriously consider a wider range of shades to suit more men and women who wear make-up.
Bonus: Three crutelty-free Facemask suggestions:
Australian Sky and Sand
Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch/ Anti-Wrinkle Face Mask
Beauty Pro Coconut infused sheet mask, which is also Vegan
What cruelty-free products do you use? What are some of your make-up must have’s? Do you have any suggestions that you think that I am missing out one? If so, post a comment below and I will endeavour to try it out.
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The Mauve Rose