Animal rights and beauty products haven’t always had a peaceful coexistence, but thankfully the Federal Government has announced that Australia will be the latest country to forbid the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.
RSPCA Australia has estimated that approximately 27,000 animals are victim to cosmetic testing every year. This process puts animals through immense pain and distress that is completely unnecessary considering the availability of chemical ingredients that can be safely used for cosmetic testing.
Most of us really like animals, but as superficial as it may feel to admit, we also really like to look good too. It’s so easy to keep going back to the same make up or skincare brands, but why not try something new and save a furry friend from pain and suffering in the process?
There are a number of cruelty-free options already available on the market that cater to the beauty needs of both men and women. Here are our favourite products that will up your appearance and your moral conscience:
Pure Hair Food Curl Your Hair
This luxurious anti-frizz curl cream is an essential for those with curly hair wishing to enhance their luscious locks. This product enhances and defines curls without creating any unwanted frizz or crunch.
Davroe Replenish Jojoba Crème Treatment
For those of us that put our hair through a daily dose of straightening, curling and frequent colouring, this Adelaide-made product is a godsend. It infiltrates the hair shaft to rebuild, strengthen and restore shine and silkiness to damaged locks.
RRP: $11.95 – $24.95
Musq Cosmetics Cream Cleanser
Remove the day’s impurities and purify your skin with this gentle cream cleanser, made up of a nourishing combination of Jojoba, Rose and Grapefruit. Based in Adelaide, Musq have a range of quality products that work wonders on the skin, and this cleanser is no exception.
ModelCo One Hour Tan
If you love the feeling of being tanned, but loathe that post-application sticky feeling, look no further than this One Hour Tan by ModelCo. This innovative express self-tan gives you control over your colour, allowing you to shower after just one hour. For those who are seeking a deeper, darker result, you need only wait 3 hours or more.
Kora Organics Tinted Day Cream
It’s great to see Miranda doing the right thing by the animals of the world, and by purchasing her products you can too. This award-winning daily tinted moisturiser is easy to apply and hydrates the skin, while providing coverage that is light and fresh.
De Lorenzo Elements Sandstorm
If you’re looking to add some volume to your hair, this cruelty-free texturising spray by De Lorenzo is for you. The dry spray offers medium control, which adds fullness to the hair and creates a natural textured matte look.
Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
This serum is comprised of a blend of retinol and antioxidants, which will make your skin look firmer, smooth those wrinkles and soften fine lines. Skin of any age will feel and look younger after using this nourishing product.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-One ABC Cushion Foundation
This weightless mineral formula offers the benefits of an alphabet cream with the gentle effects of minerals, a combination that ensures this long-lasting foundation glides flawlessly onto the face.
The Groomed Man Co. Activated Charcoal & Bamboo Body Scrub
This body scrub is comprised of a unique combination of botanical oils and natural bioactives, which works to remove dead skin cells and leave the skin healthy and smooth. Don’t be discouraged by the jet-black colouring of the product – this scrub won’t stain your skin, and is great for targeting any unwanted impurities.
Scent of Byron Beard Oil
Whether you’re sporting a full-fledged beard or modest moustache, this blend of pure essential oils, cedarwood and citrus will satisfy all facial hair demands. It diminishes beard itch while soothing and hydrating the surrounding skin without leaving the face feeling greasy.
Miod Cleansing Shaving Gel
This multi-purpose gel can be used as a cleanser and shaving gel. The lightweight and non-foaming formula tenderly cleans the face without ridding the skin of its natural oils.