It’s a shame that in the good year of 2019—with countless innovations in cosmetics and skincare—that big beauty corporations still test on animals. The good news though is that PETA has a developing list of about 4,300 beauty brands that are going and have gone cruelty-free. You can search for them right here.
Locally on beauty, indie brands in the PH are popping up and we’re seeing more and more options for cruelty-free skincare. Now, you can protect your skin sans the guilt. We’ve listed down four of our favorite cruelty-free skincare brands below as a guide when you decide to make the switch:
1. Human Nature
Human Heart Nature is a leader in the local eco-friendly beauty scene. From skincare, bath & body, to even home & lifestyle products, they offer a wide range of eco-conscious, natural options! They earned their cruelty-free badge from PETA in 2011 and is committed to never testing on our furry friends.
What to try: Sunflower Beauty Oil
2. V&M Naturals
V&M Naturals was launched in 2008 with the goal to create skincare that helps people with specific skin problems through the use of unique blends of oils. Try the Tamanu Oil that exhibits antibacterial, wound-healing activity against acne. It’s also known to have skin regenerating properties!
What to try: Tamanu Oil
3. Fresh Formula
Colourette Cosmetics’ sister brand, Fresh Formula offers vegan, paraben-free and cruelty-free skincare. If you have dry, acne-prone or even textured skin, they have a series of skincare sets that specifically target these skin problems! Take the Glass Skin Series, a face set that includes a facial wash, tonic and serums help achieve that coveted K-Beauty glass skin look. This set is formulated with powerhouse actives like Giga White, Gotu Kola and Sea Kelp Extract to name a few!
What to try: The Glass Skin Series
4. Sage & Tera
Sage & Tera has created a skincare lineup that has raw, organic and cruelty-free formulas. They’re artisan-inspired, taking cues from Ayurvedic principles and Western Herbalism! Add “The Cullen DNA” mask to your routine—its formulated with a fusion of Morrocan ghassoul clay, mild Australian pink clay, and kaolin clay that draws out toxins, impurities, and pore-clogging excess sebum from the skin!
What to try: The Cullen DNA