Is Your Makeup Animal Friendly?


When you applied your makeup this morning did you realise that the brand you are using is more likely to be tested on animals in the most inhumane ways possible? Every year millions of Rabbits, Dogs, Cats and other animals are killed in painful and unnecessary tests such as being burned or poisoned for the sake of cosmetics.

It is considered standard practice for some companies and brands (usually large corporations) to impose animal testing so that they can export their products into specific countries. China for example have importing laws that require all cosmetic products to be tested on animals before they give clearance to sell in their country and whilst some brands state they do not support animal testing, they may not necessarily be on the ‘Cruelty Free’ list for this reason.

According to ‘Animals Australia’ here are some of brands that use animal testing on their products:

  • Clairol
  • Clinique
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Jurlique*
  • Lancome*
  • L'Occitane*
  • L'Oreal*
  • MAC
  • Maybelline
  • Michael Kors
  • Olay
  • Revlon
  • Shiseido
  • SK-II

* Includes those brands that do not use animal testing in their manufacturing process however sell to countries that require (by law) animal testing to their products.

Despite such brands testing on animals there are equally amazing companies out there that are advocates for doing the right thing by being socially responsible and eco-friendly to the environment.

Lucie Lavelle is a recent winner in the Australian Nature & Beauty Magazine. They are proud to be a company that does not test on animals in the manufacturing of their cosmetics whilst retaining a good quality product. Some of their product benefits include:

  • Made From Natural Ingredients
  • Chemical Free (do not contain FD&C dyes, talcum, clays, paraben preservatives, mineral oil, petroleum derived ingredients, fillers or lanolin)
  • Vegan
  • Ideal For Sensitive Skin
  • Long Lasting Wear
  • Australian Made And Owned

Go Natural with Lucie Lavelle, check out their product reviews and testimonials on Facebook or to purchase go to their website Lets save our furry friends!


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