Hey everyone! So today I wanted to give my readers a few tips on cruelty-free shopping, and make it a little easier when looking for products. Soon I hope all of you know your cruelty-free brands like the back of your hand, but first, let's talk about these easy tips:
1. Look for the logo
The easiest way to check a product is to look for the Leaping Bunny, PETA or CCF logo:
Please keep in mind that these logos do not guarantee that the products are vegan, however, you can click this link for Leaping Bunny and this link for PETA cruelty-free lists. When looking up the company both sites will tell you if the company is vegan, and PETA will let you know who the company is owned by. If you haven't heard of CCF (Choose Cruelty Free), it is an Australian based organization that ensures no animal testing is involved in the products with their logo. You can find their cruelty-free list here.
2. Read the fine text
Sometimes a product may not have a certified logo, but is still animal friendly. You may be able to find "not tested on animals" on the back of some products. It is important to check the company in the lists above. Just because it does not have the bunny doesn't mean PETA or Leaping Bunny have not looked into it. Feel free to bookmark this post on your phone to have easy access to these links. I highly encourage it! :)
3. Don't be afraid to shop around
Finding cruelty-free products does take time, but I promise it is worth every second! You'd actually be surprised at the amount of animal friendly companies available, just don't shy away from finding them! The best place to start looking is in a natural beauty aisle of a department store.
4. Be the detective you've always wanted to be
If all else fails, call the customer service number on the back of the product. Here are some questions you'd want to ask the representative:
Thank you for reading, and I hope you found these tips helpful! Stay tuned for a department store list of cruelty-free products to make everyday shopping even easier. Ciao!