We all purchase from well known brands, such as L’Oreal, Maybelline, Cover Girl, M.A.C Cosmetics, Estee Lauder and Revlon. In writing this article, I’d be lying if I said I don’t use Maybelline or L’Oreal. Because I do. My make up bag would tell you the truth. However, with the rise of technology, people are exposed to more behind the scenes and facts of what goes on in testing and production. The sad truth is that these brands are so globally well known, extremely well advertised and earn so much money, that they will sell, regardless of the ethics behind them. Even I’m guilty of that, there’s no denying. We walk into the makeup store and see a good sale, and it seems too easy to purchase it and put it on without giving a second thought of what little guy had to feel the pain, just so we wouldn’t.
This is in no way of saying stop using this and that makeup product, but simply to gain awareness that they are not cruelty free. Just as much as it wouldn’t be fair of me to say that eating animals is cruel and we should stop, when I still eat meat even though I am finding it hard to read between the lines of how they are being produced. It’s becoming more often that animals are being killed through suffering, rather than humanely. Any good facts on becoming vegan please feel free to leave them in the comments below.
Without further ado, here are a few Australian Cosmetics brands to try out:
Adorn launched in 2008 and was created by founder Briony Kennedy. Passionate about both ‘inner and outer’ beauty, Briony believes that products should have toxin free ingredients that have minimal impact on the environment. The Eco-Luxe products include mineral makeup and organic skincare.
“Our proud commitment to minimise both our carbon footprint and landfill is backed by our popular Earth Friendly Eco-Refill Program. ” Adorn Cosmetics are Choose Cruelty Free certified and Vegan Society registered. They are suitable for even the most senstive skins. They contain no Palm Oil and are Non Toxic, Pure Mineral, Organic and Earth Friendly.
Ere Perez is a company that was created to produce healthy, natural makeup. They select premium quality ingredients (plant extracts, oil and minerals) that are blended with antioxidants to create a gentle, effective makeup solution. Their products have natural colour pigments to suit all skin types, assist with sun protection, do not contain perfumes or chemical colourants.
Ere Perez Commitments
- We select our natural ingredients with the greatest respect for mankind and the environment
- We never test our products on animals
- None of our products are manufactured using child labour
- Our products are full of natural properties that protect your skin’s beauty
- All our natural products are made and delivered directly to the customer or store
INIKA is a 100& natural and ethical cosmetics company, that began in 2006. They wanted to product natural cosmetics that people would fall in love with. INIKA has won over 35 awards for product excellence and innovation. Their full natural beauty range is now sold in more than 25 countries around the world. INIKA has also been awarded one of the highest safety ratings in the world by the EWG (Environmental Working Group) and is committed to maintaining their Certified Organic, Cruelty-Free, Halal and Vegan status.
Musq cosmetics prides themselves on a long standing commitment to provide only natural and ethical cosmetic and skincare products. Musq’s luxurious, clean, natural and ethical cosmetics embodies conscience. Reinventing ‘Luxe’ where you live in a luxurious world with sustainable style.
Since 2007, Musq has grown organically and now holds a firm place in the Australian cosmetics market. Musq is all about going back to basics and nature and providing excellent simple skincare products that fit today’s busy lifestyles, allowing women and men to be and look themselves with a little extra confidence.
“We aim to encourage people to make small changes to improve their health, mind & wellbeing along with our environment. This is our philosophy; Keep your food, skin & thoughts clean!” Musq has a “sport luxe” feel that promotes healthy lifestyle choices which ultimately will result in healthy skin.
Nūdus have the utmost respect for the planet, the people and the products they share. Their company believes in bringing natural cosmetics to you that are not only superior in quality and safety, but also provide beneficial ingredients to the mind, body and soul.
Nūdus is handcrafted with beautiful certified organic ingredients and combines bio-active ancient ayurvedic colours and extracts made from flowers, fruits, herbs and minerals with organic cold pressed oils including pumpkin, kiwi fruit, raspberry, pomegranate, argan and moringa. This makes for a nutritious cocktail of moisture and beauty.
Nūdus are very proud to be the very first company in Australia to have the COSMOS Organic certification on their lipsticks, certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO). The ACO is the most recognised certification body in the whole of Australia and through out the world.
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