My quest for clearing my closets and bathroom of animal tested products is getting closer to completion.
My makeup drawer is done after I cleared out all the
MAC and Maybeline
I replaced it with Smashbox and Laura Mercier.
My facial washes have gone from
Nivea to Kiehls of New York.
My nail polishes have gone from
Essie to Butter.
My hair products have gone from
Aveda to Down Under Naturals.
My oral care has gone from
colgate and aquafresh to Toms of Maine.
My deodorant has gone from
Dove to Toms of Maine.
My bath washes and body moisturisers as well as hand creams has gone from
Ivory and Vaseline to Burt’s Bees.
Next step is my household items!!
As a p.s. there was some suspicion over Laura Mercier and Kiehls being tested on animals so after lots of research I contacted the companies directly.
Laura Mercier replied with this: -
We here at Laura Mercier are strictly animal cruelty free. We do not test ingredients or products on animals, nor do we hire outside companies to do so for us. It is also stated on the back of our packaging that we do not test on animals. Also none of our products are manufactured in China, simply our packaging.
Kiehls replied with this: -
At Kiehl's, we use the finest ingredients known to us in the formulation of our unique preparations. Kiehl's does not test - nor have we ever tested - our products on animals. We offer our customers, products of the highest quality which have been tested thoroughly in laboratory environments to ensure maximum safety.
In regards to their L’Oreal Contract: -
Kiehls was originally an old pharmacy established by an apothecary in 1851 in New York. When Kiehls decided to become a global brand the owners of Kiehls agreed that for this to be successful the products would have to remain the same. L'Oreal was the only house to agree not to change anything about Kiehl's including their cruelty free methods.
Also as another side note: - L’Oreal has agreed to become cruelty free by the beginning of 2013 = Progress!!