cruelty-free makeup

Actress Amy Smart Leads Animal-Testing Support Group in New PSA

Photo by DFree/Shutterstock Finding cruelty-free and ethical cosmetics and household items is even easier now, thanks to Leaping Bunny’s new mobile app and extensive website relaunch.…

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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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Gwyneth Paltrow to Co-Develop Organic Makeup With Juice Beauty

Photo by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock Gwyneth Paltrow…organic cosmetics mogul? After endorsing a gamut of beauty brands for companies such as Estée Lauder, Hugo Boss, Max Factor,…

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Smartphone App Tells You If Your Makeup Was Tested on Animals

Beauty mavens with a penchant for cruelty-free products can now shop easier, thanks to a new smart app called Cruelty-Cutter. Developed by the Beagle Freedom Project, the app works by…

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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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Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is getting behind the Humane Cosmetics Act, which was introduced to Congress earlier this month. The federal bill calls for the United States to…

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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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Actress Mayim Bialik: Use of Animals to Test Cosmetics is "Unjustifiable"

“It is very important to me to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot protest their suffering and ask the compassionate people of the United States to join me, and Cruelty-Free…

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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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India Bans All Animal Testing for Cosmetics And Their Ingredients

Photo by Shutterstock India has taken the historic step of banning all animal testing for cosmetics, the first South Asian nation to do so. After extensive campaigning from the People…

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European Union to Ban All Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Anita Roddick, late founder of The Body Shop. The end is nigh—for animal testing, that is. Starting March 11, the European Union will ban the import and sale of new cosmetic products…

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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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LUSH Launches Vegan-Friendly "Emotional Brilliance" Makeup Line

LUSH’s new “Emotional Brilliance” line of makeup is a conscious coquette’s wet dream—at first blush anyway. The color-wheel’s worth of liquid lip…

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Lily Cole, Body Shop's Global Brand Advocate, Debuts Cruelty-Free Makeup

ROLE MODEL As a longtime supporter a environmental and humanitarian causes such as the World Wildlife Fund and the Ethical Justice Foundation, Cole isn’t a stranger to working for…

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Ricky Gervais Launches Global Campaign to End Animal Cosmetics Testing

Ricky Gervais doesn’t think that testing cosmetics on animals is very funny. In fact, the British comedian (and three-time Golden Globes host) is using his star power to put a…

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Body Shop, London College of Fashion Launch Eco-Friendly Makeup Line

Fashion and beauty are so intertwined that you’d sooner ask a star athlete to give up inappropriate texting than tease one from the other. So it should surprise no one that The…

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