Earth Day, yay!
Yes my friends this Sunday we will be celebrating Earth Day 🌏
I want to spend today’s post discussing not just our wonderful planet, but the animals that inhabit it.
From cruelty free hair dye too high street brands, come and read about some of my favourite cruelty free and natural brands I use nearly every single day!
I will add a quick disclaimer that I am trying super hard to use only cruelty free skincare and make up brands. I am nowhere near there and I am continuing to do research but I hope someday to be 100% cruelty free! I hope this post inspires you to do the same, even by removing a couple of big brands who test, it’s a start!
Aveda – My Hair Balayage
Like many folk I have a coloured treatment to my hair to achieve a different result from my natural mousey coloured hair!
I am a massive fan of blonde balayage and have been getting this treatment done for the last 18 months.
I am incredibly happy to say that my salon, Gallery 108 in Gosforth uses the hair care brand Aveda.
Aveda are a natural, eco friendly salon brand who test their products on people only, never ever on animals. Where Aveda are not vegan or vegetarian products, the overwhelming majority of their products contain no animal-derived produce.
I also find Aveda to be incredibly kind to my hair and my scalp when I am getting my colour applied, which is a definite benefit!
They do some amazing things over at Aveda including supporting the abolishment of human trafficking and addressing the gender pay gap!
All can be read here https://m.aveda.co.uk/corporate-statement
The Body Shop –
Firstly, I just want to say that if you have the opportunity to sign Body Shops petition to stop animal testing, you should definitely do it!
Not only to do The Body Shop make their products ethically and using natural ingredients they work alongside Cruelty Free International to be ‘forever against animal testing’
If The Body Shop get their petition to 8 million signatures, they can present their aim to stop animal testing to the UN! How amazing!
The Ordinary –
As with many of you, 2017 was the year that I discovered my skincare nirvana in the form of Deciem brand, The Ordinary.
This brand are cruelty free. DECIEM does not test on animals. Interestingly I discovered that for this specific reason none of The Ordinary skincare or any of Deciem’s brands for that matter, are sold in mainland China they require animal testing for some type of registration.
I have a post all about what exactly I adore from The Ordinary, please go and check this out to see what I’ve been loving and using as part of my skincare routine!
So there we go! Save the animals! Woo!
As I opened with, I would love to get to a point in the next 12 months where the skincare and make up brands I use are cruelty free. Join me on the quest!
Also, if you are loving anything in particular from a CF brand, drop a comment below.