Happy New Year to you all! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions that you think you can keep?
Since my last post, I have continued my research on “cruelty-free” products that relate to our beauty regimen and the choices we are making to render ourselves beautiful.
So with that in mind, I decided to check what our makeup brushes are made out of. How many of us have actually thought about where our makeup brushes come from? What is used to make them? This might make you feel a little uncomfortable, but it turns out that makeup brushes are often made from animal hair! That’s right. Squirrel hair, and badger hair. Badger hair is in fact used for some of the best and expensive shaving brushes! So guys, you also should be thinking about what you are using to shave that handsome face in the morning. According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) shaving products can also have animal derived ingredients. Continue reading Cruelty Free: Makeup & Shaving Brushes
Since my post about Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act in California scheduled to go into effect January, 2020, I’ve been pleasantly introduced to a whole cosmetics world I was not in touch with. And, I must admit that I am so happy to continue my voyage towards being aware of what this could mean for many of us who are looking to support the environment, be kind to animals, and feel gratified that the products we are purchasing guide us toward a more healthful way of conducting our beauty regimen. Because I think this is important for us to be aware of, I will continue in the New Year (2019) to report on my findings and introduce you to many more options for making this choice in the future.
♥ Recently, CoverGirl announced that they will join the Cruelty-Free cosmetics industry. In order to do this, they had to choose not to sell their products in China. You may recall that American and European companies that sell their products in China are subject to compulsory animal testing. However, Cruelty Free International has launched a pilot for Leaping Bunny certified cosmetics to sell in China. This could have a huge impact on cosmetics companies around the world.
♥ Take a look at the CoverGirl collections just in time to makeup for the parties this holiday season and in the New Year ♥ Stay beautiful!
I am always excited to share with you holiday ideas for make-up and gift giving, especially when I think those ideas can be useful and fun. As you know, I have been having a conversation with you about cruelty-free products. I think it is a way for us to get in touch with a future that is coming for some of us very soon. Millennials are way ahead on this issue. Some consider themselves Vegan! I am sure you are wondering what is the difference. Well, I checked.
Vegan products do not contain any animal ingredients or animal derived ingredients (such as, honey, beeswax). Often vegan products are free from animal testing too. However, the ‘vegan’ term is not regulated. And, a vegan product is not guaranteed to be cruelty-free. Also, a cruelty-free product may not be ‘vegan’. Are you following me?
♥ One way to be somewhat more confident about what is vegan and what is cruelty-free is to buy your makeup from cruelty-free companies with vegan items. Those companies will often tell you what the ingredients are for your specific needs. source:
Below are companies I found that I think you will enjoy looking up and buying ‘transition‘ cosmetic gifts for yourself and for those on your gift list. Some of the items can be found at Target, for example. 🙂
♥ Charlotte Tilbury – Vegan company https://www.charlottetilbury.com/us/pretty-glowing-skin-palette.html
♥ 100% Pure – I was mostly attracted to the presentation on this website. You will enjoy browsing and learning about how they create their cosmetics. They also have gift cards.
♦ Logical Harmony has a full list, which states the products are cruelty-free and vegan. Click the link below.
I have Good News, which I am absolutely delighted to share with you. Some of you may remember my last post about transitioning to using cruelty free cosmetics, and that California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, has put that goal on the agenda of California to be the first US State to make it a law, by penalizing corporations that sell products, which test on animals effective January 2020.Since the last post, I have worked toward doing my research to aid me in transitioning and to reach a goal of using cruelty free cosmetics.
I must say the search has turned out to be delightfully enlightening. That’s right! For starters, I suggest that you pickup a copy of Plant-Powered Beauty, by authors Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault. It is a thorough skincare guide and in a beautifully presented format you will enjoy. It has recipes you can use for your personal skincare routine. Amy and Christina remind us that the skin is our largest body organ. Therefore, what we put on it affects our entire ecosystem. Pick up a copy. I found mine on Amazon.com
Continue reading Transitioning to Cruelty Free Cosmetics
For those of us who have wondered what we are going to do about the question of using cosmetics, which are tested on animals, California is taking an affirmative action to tackle this question by voting to pass a Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, which will go into effect by January 1, 2020. Governor Jerry Brown recently signed the act. California will become the first state to penalize corporations, that sell products which are tested on animals.
- American and European cosmetics brands sold in China are required to have animal testing. If you are using a product that is sold in China, it is not cruelty free.
- Various products, such as, shampoo, deodorant, and perfume that we use in the US are also sold in China. For example, Maybelline; Este Lauder; Origins; and, Clinique,
Check whether your brand is on that list by clicking here:
♥ Animal tested cosmetics list
- Brands on the “leaping bunny” list are considered to be cruelty free. You can review this list by clicking here:
♥ Cruelty Free Kitty
- The FDA does not require animal testing for cosmetics.
You can read details at this link: Humane Society
- You can load a free app on your iPhone or Android Phone, which helps you find companies that tell you if the company tests on animals. Use this PETA link: https://www.peta.org/action/bunny-free-app/
♥ Amazon sells cruelty free cosmetics: https://www.amazon.com
♥ Use your Bunny Free app to check if the product is truly cruelty free by typing in the product name.
For some of us, dark circles under our eyes is a beauty issue we would rather not have. As a matter of fact, when I speak with others about this issue, they often don’t know why dark circles appear under their eyes. I am sure you have heard that rubbing your eyes constantly is a cause of dark circles. I was eager to search the www to find out what was available for us to learn. It turns out that the Mayo Clinic had a very simple list of reasons why this occurs. Continue reading Eye Care for Dark Circles – Reasons & Solutions
It came to me recently that some of my Hairblues followers may have allergies to the ‘popular’ beauty products advertised to fix all sorts issues – as well as – the promise of keeping us ‘wrinkle free’ forever and guaranteeing that we can stay youthful looking long after the ages when one thinks of youth.
As a senior citizen, I’m here to tell you that eventually we change, if we are lucky enough to live a long and healthy life. Perhaps more important than all that, do you know what chemicals are in the products that you buy? And, how the companies decide which chemicals/products to use, or not to use, and why? Continue reading Pet Lovers Beauty Products