cruelty-free beauty

The Body Shop Wants to be the World's Most Sustainable Business

To celebrate their 40th birthday, The Body Shop is launching a new commitment to become the world’s most ethical and sustainable business. The vigorous commitment will include…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a Holiday Glamour Eco-Beauty Kit From EcoTools and Real Techniques (Worth $120!)

We’ll announce the winner in our newsletter on Wednesday, November 25. The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Tuesday, November 24, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win! ABOUT…

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L'Oreal Plans to Start 3D-Printing Human Skin

Photo by Shutterstock L’Oreal knows that the business of beauty is as much a science as it is an art. Since it nixed animal testing in 2003, the French cosmetic firm has relied on…

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New Zealand Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

Animal-rights advocates have gained a powerful new ally: Middle Earth. After two years of intense lobbying, New Zealand’s members of Parliament unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban…

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PETA's Bunny Logo for Cruelty-Free Products Gets a Sleek Update

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has unveiled a new take on its “cruelty-free bunny” logo. The new “Beauty Without Bunnies” mark, which existing…

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China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

Photos by Humane Society International More than 50 animal-rights campaigners, wearing bunny ears and carrying life-size rabbit cut-outs, took to the streets of Dailan, China, on Monday…

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Humane Cosmetics Act Receives "Unprecedented" Corporate Support

The Humane Cosmetics Act is inching closer to be a reality, as 133 cosmetics companies pledged their support this week. If passed, The Act, started by Representative Jim Moran, would…

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Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

You and your family may count on Head and Shoulders shampoo to get your scalps flake-free, but a new study by Greenpeace has shown that the dandruff shampoo is linked to massive…

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LUSH to Remove Mica From Products Over Child-Labor Concerns

All that glitters is not gold. Such is the case with mica, a shimmery mineral that gives bronzers, eye shadows, lipsticks, foundations, and nail polishes their lit-from-within luster.…

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Federal Bill to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals Introduced in Congress

Photo by Shutterstock Another step has been made in the fight against cosmetic animal testing in the US this week as a new federal bill was introduced in Congress. The Humane Cosmetics…

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LUSH Prize Awards £250,000 to Innovators Against Animal Testing

Full disclosure: LUSH paid for the author’s travel and accommodation; opinions expressed here are her own. LUSH Cosmetics celebrated the second year of its prestigious LUSH Prize,…

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"Walking Dead" Actor Norman Reedus Calls for Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics

Norman Reedus is spoiling for a fight. The television actor, who plays crossbow-wielding zombie-killer Daryl Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has joined Cruelty-Free International…

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Supermodel Lily Cole Exposes Use of Shark Liver in Skincare Products

Photo by cinemafestival/Shutterstock Model and actress Lily Cole has become the forerunning spokesperson advocating against the use of shark liver oil in face and skin creams. Labeled…

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Paul McCartney, Ke$ha Call for an End to Cosmetic Animal Testing

Photo by Martin Lehmann/Shutterstock STAR POWER “True beauty doesn’t come from cruelty,” Ke$ha says in a statement. “That’s why I want to see an end to the testing…

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LUSH Cosmetics Awards $400,000 to Innovators in Cruelty-Free Research

Animal rights received a big financial shot in the arm this November when LUSH Cosmetics announced the recipients of the first-ever LUSH Prize to eliminate animal testing. Created by…

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PETA Buys Revlon Stock, Attempts to Uncover Animal-Testing Policies

Revlon has just gained an unlikely shareholder: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a result of the cosmetics giant’s caginess over its involvement in animal testing in…

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