While I understand that animal testing in the human health department is ultimately beneficial to mankind, I don’t believe that beauty/grooming products for either species should be tested on animals.
For that reason, I’ve become more aware of what I reach for when filling my physical or virtual shopping cart with beauty products and do make a conscientious effort of supporting ethical brands.
While those brands are generally a little more expensive than their generic counterparts, I’ll gladly pay a few extra dollars for products from brands not interested in making a profit at the expense of living creatures.
Cruelty-Free Grooming Products For Dogs
We’ve been using dog shampoos and natural insect repellents from Dr. Harvey’s and Anicura for the past 2 years, ever since Missy kicked cancer’s nasty butt. Not only are they cruelty-free products, but they also come with the side benefit of not containing any harsh, cancer-causing chemicals such as parabens or sulfates. #WinWin
Cruelty-Free Beauty Products For Women
I’ve also started replacing my generic beauty products with those that are against animal testing and more gentle on my skin. I currently use the following ones:
- Nature’s Gate Shampoo & Conditioner
- Shea Moisture Body Wash & Body Lotion
- Nubian African Black Soap Deodorant
- Alba Hawaiian Oil Free Moisturizer
- Palmer’s Cocoa Butter
- Healthy Accents Cleansing Hand Wash
- Pacifica Eyeliner (Black) & Pure Ziva Mermaid Eyeliner (Deep Green)
- Kelp Dog Lip Balm
I was also going to mention OGX’s Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner as well as Burt’s Bees Firming Day Lotion and tinted lip balm, but I just found out that both companies expanded their market to China where animal testing is the law. I will use up the leftover products I have from both companies, but no longer buy from them. #Sellouts
Missy’s cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery two years ago prompted me to make several lifestyle changes, both for the pups and for myself.
I’ve become more aware of harmful ingredients that I now avoid and am no longer blinded by shiny packaging and top dollar marketing of generic grooming & beauty products from brands that feel the need to test on animals.
Do you have any favorite cruelty-free grooming and/or beauty products? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!