I remember when Lush first opened here in Australia. You could smell the store from around the mall corner- it would make my eyes water, my nose itch and I would have to stifle back hay fever sneezes. It was all bath bombs that you would buy for Christmas for that aunt you never saw, it was daggy and left a bad after thought on my 13 year old mind.
Over 15 years later I still hadn’t given the brand a second thought until I switched to a vegan lifestyle. It is hard to ignore Lush Cosmetics as a vegan- their company ethics mirror our own and they use their success to create real change globally.
The Yes To Carrots brand has been one of the favoured cruelty free cosmetics brands in the market for a while. But suddenly, they were no longer registered with PETA, no longer using their logo and customers were left confused. Several conflicting responses were received from various Yes To representatives and marketing statements on their websites and social media. What happened?
If I was stranded on a desert island and I could only one beauty product with me , without a doubt it would be lip balm. Soft, kissable lips. I keep one on my bedside table, one by the couch, one in my car, two at my desk at work, three in my work bag, three in my weekend bag… ok maybe a slight exaggeration but you get the point. Also, maybe not so slight.
When switching to a vegan lifestyle, I realised that all my lip balms contained beeswax. Some contained honey. And then I researched all about vegans and honeybees and found out about lanolin and I knew that I needed to go on a search. This is what I have found so far…
Dermalogica has been a favourite brand of mine for a long time. Their skin care seems to work magic on me and I will generally only get facials by beauty therapists using their products because I know I will get value for my money and amazingly clear skin.
Dermalogica has been a long standing supporter of using alternative methods for testing that doesn’t involve hurting animals. They are proof that animal testing does not lead to a superior product.
With the Chinese government’s recent passing of a law requiring all cosmetics that are sold in China to be tested on animals, Dermalogica lost their cruelty-free status.