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Lush Fighting Animal Testing!

Lush Fighting Animal Testing!

One of my favourite cosmetic brands Lush has just launched a brand new campaign to stop the testing of cosmetics on animals.

This is something that needs to be addressed and I am now making a concious effort to spread the word and avoid certain companies that do test on animals. I hope you will do the same :)

Despite legislation passed in the EU in 1993, companies can still test on animals!! Ca-ray-zee!!

Testing on animals is unnecessary as their are other ways that are just as affective! Sign the petitionHere!


The following companies DO test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals.

Acuvue (Johnson & Johnson)
Air Wick (Reckitt Benckiser)
Always (Procter & Gamble)
Aquafresh (GlaxoSmithKline)
Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight)
Aussie (Procter & Gamble)
Aveeno (Johnson & Johnson)
Avon
Biotherm (L'Oreal)
Braun (Procter & Gamble)
Clearasil (Reckitt Benckiser)
Clean & Clear (Johnson & Johnson)
Clairol (Procter & Gamble)
Christina Aguilera Perfumes (Procter & Gamble)
Chapstick (Pfizer)
Carefree (Johnson & Johnson)
Crest (Procter & Gamble)
DOLCE & GABBANA (Procter & Gamble)
Dove (Unilever)
Dunhill Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Escada Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Estee Lauder
Febreze (Procter & Gamble)
Finish (Reckitt Benckiser)
Garnier (L'Oreal)
Gillette Co.(Procter & Gamble)
Giorgio Armani (L'Oreal)
Glade (S.C. Johnson)
Gucci Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Halo (Procter & Gamble)
Head & Shoulders (Procter & Gamble
Herbal Essences (Procter & Gamble)
Hugo Boss (Procter & Gamble)
Johnson's (Johnson & Johnson)
K.Y. (Johnson & Johnson)
Kerastase (L'Oreal)
Kiehl's (L'Oreal)
Lancome (L'Oreal)
Lacoste Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
L'Occitane
Listerine (Johnson & Johnson)
Maybelline (L'Oreal)
Max Factor (Procter & Gamble)
Nair (Church & Dwight)
Neutrogena (Johnson & Johnson)
Nice and Easy (Procter & Gamble)
Olay (Procter & Gamble)
Old Spice (Procter & Gamble)
Oral-B (Procter & Gamble)
Oust (SC Johnson)
Palmolive (Colgate-Palmolive)
Pampers (Procter & Gamble)
Pantene (Procter & Gamble)
Pearl Drops (Church & Dwight)
Piz Buin (Johnson & Johnson)
Pledge (S.C. Johnson)
Ralph Lauren Fragrances (L'oreal)
Reach (Johnson & Johnson)
Redken (L'Oreal)
Rembrandt (Johnson & Johnson)
Revlon
Right Guard (Dial)
ROC (Johnson & Johnson)
Savlon (Johnson & Johnson)
Shiseido Cosmeitcs
Shu Uemura(L'Oreal)
Sunsilk (Unilever)
Vaseline (Unilever)
Veet (Reckitt Benckiser)
Vichy (L'Oreal)
Vicks (Procter & Gamble)
Vidal Sasson (Procter &
Gamble)


Plus many many more!

These companies don't care about its consumers, its cares about mass profit! and I can certainly see a link between paraben use too! 

YES, these product may work and be your holy grail items for what you want, but at what price???!!!


Here are some companies that DO NOT test on animals.

100% Pure
Abercrombie and Fitch
Afterglow Cosmetics
Angel Face 
Arbonne
Bare Escentuals (Shiseido)
BareFaced Mineral Cosmetics
BareFaced Beauty
Bath & Body Works
Bulldog
Burts Bees (part of  Clorox , who is not cruelty free :( )
Carmex
Carolina Herrera (Puig)
Cover FX Skin Care
Crabtree & Evelyn Cosmetics
Derma-E
Dermalogica
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
DuWop Cosmetics, LLC
E.L.F. Cosmetics
FACE Atelier
Faith in Nature
Forest Secrets Skincare
Fudge
Handmade Naturals
Inka Mineral Cosmetics
Inglot
Liz Earle Beauty Co
Lush 
Neal's Yard Remedies
Nothing Nasty
NYX Los Angeles Inc
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
OPI Products (Coty)
Palmer's
Physicians Formula
Prada
Pumpkin and Poppy Cosmetics
Slatkin & Co
Stila Cosmetics
Tarte Cosmetics
Ted Baker
The All Natural Face
The Body Shop- (L'oreal)
Thierry Mugler Beauty
Too Faced Cosmetics
Tropic Pure Plant Skin Care
UNE
Victoria's Secret (Limited Brands)
Wet n wild
Yes to Blueberries

Yes to Carrots
Yes to Cucumbers
Yes to Tomatoes
Yes Yes Yes Company

Plus many more wonderful companies.

Disclaimer: All information was was found on the Peta and Lush Websites. I am not affiliated with any of these companies mentioned. I understand in some of my previous blog posts I have mentioned companies that do test on animals, this was before I found out the truth. I will no longer be using these products or blogging about these companies until they are cruelty free.



Danielle
xxx



Parabens!

Hey guys,
I've gone on a complete Paraben frenzy.
The aim of my mission to rid parabens completly from all my products that I use!

I have always known that parabens are not good to you but it has come to my attention how dangerous they really are, and that there are a variety of wonderful Paraben Free products out there on the market. 

Disclaimer: Now, I do not claim to be a scientist or a dermatological expert, I am just trying to raise awareness of what ingredients are in the public's everyday cosmetics.

When I go shopping for cosmetics and skin care many factors come into place, How much is it? Does it smell/look nice? Does it work? ....I have never had to think, Will this give/contribrute to cancer? But now I do.
Parabens have been found to mimic estrogen, a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer. Parabens found in underarm deodorants and other cosmetics can migrate into breast tissue and contribute to the development of tumors.

Methylparaben which is a chemical that is put into a lot of cosmetic products which acts as a anti-fungal agent. It also have been scientifically proven to age the skin (ironic how it is in a lot of anti-aging creams!) when exposed to UVB rays. I was shocked when I checked my daily face cream and it had this ingredient. I had been putting this chemical all over my face everyday for 5 years!!

Check how safe your products are on this website- http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/


We live in a world where have so much choice, so make the right ones. Here are some paraben free choices:

Products
The Body Shop Earth Lovers 100% biodegradable shower gel- free from parabens, sulfates and colorants
St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub Invigorating- free from parabens and phthalates
Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel

Lush
Hair: 
All Lush shampoo bars
Lush Big shampoo
The hair doctor
R & B
Snake oil
American cream conditioner
Henna Hair Dye 

Shower:
All Lush shower scrubs and solid soaps
Dreamwash
Turkish Delight


Face:
All lip scrubs, toothy tabs and face masks
Token to the gods
dream steam
moon and sun
tea trea toner tab
full of grace
British Nanny
Herbalism
Fresh farmacy
Dark Angels
Coalface
Aqua Marina
Angels on bare skin
A million kisses
double chocolate


Body
All massage bars, dusting powders, body butters, body tints and deodorants 
stepping stone foot scrub
tiny hands solid hand cream
Lovely jubblies breast cream
Ultrabalm

Bath:
All bath bombs, bath melts and Bubble bars!


Companies
Angelface CosmeticsAll the mineral products are 100% pure minerals. No talcs, fillers or parabens are used which go in to most other lower end make up brands. 

  • a b c d Harvey PW, Everett DJ (Jan 2004). "Significance of the detection of esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (parabens) in human breast tumours". Journal of Applied Toxicology 24 (1): 1–4. doi:10.1002/jat.957PMID 14745840. 
  1. ^ Handa, O; Kokura, S; Adachi, S; Takagi, T; Naito, Y; Tanigawa, T; Yoshida, N; Yoshikawa, T (2006). "Methylparaben potentiates UV-induced damage of skin keratinocytes.". Toxicology 227 (1–2): 62–72.doi:10.1016/j.tox.2006.07.018PMID 16938376.
  2. ^ Okamoto, Yoshinori; Hayashi, Tomohiro; Matsunami, Shinpei; Ueda, Koji; Kojima, Nakao (2008). "Combined Activation of Methyl Paraben by Light Irradiation and Esterase Metabolism toward Oxidative DNA Damage". Chemical Research in Toxicology 21 (8): 1594–9. doi:10.1021/tx800066uPMID 18656963.


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