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    Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Anyone recomend a really ace mascara from a brand that doesnt test on animals?

    My favorite for years has been 1000calorie by max factor but Ive read they test on animals. Boo!! I prefer one with a curved brush. Lancome has one but they test on animals also....

    I like boujouris(?) I think thats the name. I dont know if they test and it doesnt have a curved brush.

    Good news MAC doesnt test but are their mascaras any good???

    Also I just found out Pantene test on animals. I was shocked about that. Oh well it does a crap job anyway. Ive decided to use Alchemy shampoo and conditioner.

    I was also shocked that Covergirl and mabelline test on animals. Its a shame because I really like Drew Barrymore and Queen Latifa and they are the face of the brand....


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    I've been using Smashbox and really enjoy their products, they are a cruelty free company. The mascara that I have dosen't have a curved brush but they may have another that does. Hope this helps :Ahappy:


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    It seems to me that companies that don't animal test essentially just wait around for other company's animal testing results before using the same ingredients?


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Ecco Bella does not test on animals. It's a bit pricey though.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by ssipes View Post
    It seems to me that companies that don't animal test essentially just wait around for other company's animal testing results before using the same ingredients?
    Now theres a thought!

    But I guess not all companies use the same ingredients.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    I don't have an exact brand for you. Because, I am still working on searching myself. I use to like Avon, but for some reason is not working well anymore.

    But, I found this that has a ton of non-animal tester makeup vendors.

    http://www.caringconsumer.com/pdfs/c...esDontTest.pdf


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    I have to agree with Sedonia - many companies that want to keep the "no animal testing"-face either have the testing done by their very well hidden subsidiaries or they just purchase the results/tested ingredients elsewhere. So in order to find a real product you have to do a lot of research.

    Now, as for MAC mascaras - I've been using their waterproof one daily for well over a year now and I love it because it actually stays on the lashes and does not go wondering off my face like many other brands do. The brush is the regular straight one though.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    anything by the Body Shop isn't animal tested, but i donno if they have mascara?


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    You can see unbiased reviews of any brands you are interested here:

    Makeupalley - Street Smart Beauty - Homepage

    I LOVE that site, check most of my potential purchases there and review regularly also. Many of my favourite products have been found by browsing their top picks.

    If there is a particular brush you have that you like, you can clean it and use with another brand's mascara formulation. It is a bit of a faff, but might be worth considering.

    Re Mac, I have their plushlash and am unimpressed. Some people like their zoom lash (including Kim Kardashian, whose makeup I really like). Re Body Shop, they do mascara, but I haven't tried it.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by bdaddiction View Post
    I don't have an exact brand for you. Because, I am still working on searching myself. I use to like Avon, but for some reason is not working well anymore.

    But, I found this that has a ton of non-animal tester makeup vendors.

    http://www.caringconsumer.com/pdfs/c...esDontTest.pdf

    Looking at this list, the brands I would check out are MAC, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Urban Decay or Revlon if you want to go Drugstore.


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    Thumbs up Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by caralovescostumes View Post
    You can see unbiased reviews of any brands you are interested here:

    Makeupalley - Street Smart Beauty - Homepage

    I LOVE that site, check most of my potential purchases there and review regularly also. Many of my favourite products have been found by browsing their top picks.

    If there is a particular brush you have that you like, you can clean it and use with another brand's mascara formulation. It is a bit of a faff, but might be worth considering.

    Re Mac, I have their plushlash and am unimpressed. Some people like their zoom lash (including Kim Kardashian, whose makeup I really like). Re Body Shop, they do mascara, but I haven't tried it.
    MUA is a good site if you're looking for product feedback & reviews.


    Non-animal testing brands I have tried and liked, specifically makeup, I'll keep it short-ish.


    https://www.bnevertoobusytobebeautiful.com/
    Store - Organic Glam
    miessence Miessence. ONE Group. Organic Skin Care. Organic Cosmetics. Home Business Opportunity
    Lavera & Lavere - Organic Makeup, Skin Care, Anti-Aging & Sunscreen


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Urban Decay
    Lavera
    Logona
    Joe Blasco
    Ecco Bella

    btw, there are still a few vegan-friendly brushes left in the makeup stash sale...


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Max Factor, Pantene and Cover Girl are all manufactured by Proctor and Gamble, a company who has always tested on animals, and likely always will- if only because they are so massive. (I imagine the cost to cease and desist doesn't make much business sense.) The 'Explore Our Brands' drop down menu on this page will show the companies under their umbrella: New Products - Get Product Updates - P&G Everyday Solutions. Just an FYI!
    Last edited by maranajla; 07-31-2009 at 08:34 AM.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    AAVS also puts out a shopping list of companies who test and do not test or do minimal amounts of testing. Theirs is a very stringent standard, you might want to check them out...


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by jasani View Post
    Ecco Bella does not test on animals. It's a bit pricey though.
    Ecco Bella is the BEST! Really gentle on your eyes, non-clumpy definition - what's not to love?


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathiya View Post
    anything by the Body Shop isn't animal tested, but i donno if they have mascara?
    It depends on how far a person wishes to take this as The Body Shop doesn't test on animals, but its parent company, L'oreal, does.
    See What Companies Are Cruelty-Free : AAVS

    (Thanks, Azhia, for the Leaping Bunny link [ooh, and the dhamma info]!)


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    It depends on how far a person wishes to take this as The Body Shop doesn't test on animals, but its parent company, L'oreal, does.
    See What Companies Are Cruelty-Free : AAVS
    Very true, and even though the body shop doesn't test on animals they do use animal derived ingredients in their products.
    And yay for the Leaping Bunny!


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    A couple of other options for vegan mascara:
    Zuzu Luxe
    Larenim
    Sun Coat
    Beauty Without Cruelty
    No Miss


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    many companies that want to keep the "no animal testing"-face either have the testing done by their very well hidden subsidiaries or they just purchase the results/tested ingredients elsewhere. So in order to find a real product you have to do a lot of research.
    Some companies may do this, especially the bigger name brands, but I certainly don't think it is the majority. The Body Shop is an example, if you read their labels they say things like "The final product was not tested on animals" which leaves the door open for testing the constituent ingredients on animals. I definitely agree that you have to be very careful who you buy from. There are several companies out there who are true to the cause of not participating in animal testing in any way. Beauty Without Cruelty is an example. Many vegan mascaras (and other products as well) also contain more natural ingredients. For example here is SunCoat's mascara ingredient list "Aqua (water), sugar-based biopolymers, kaolin clay, soya lecithin" and Ecco Bella's "purified water, carnauba wax, palmitic acid (from palm oil), clay, methylparaben, propylparaben, iron oxide"


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Mintaka View Post
    Some companies may do this, especially the bigger name brands, but I certainly don't think it is the majority. The Body Shop is an example, if you read their labels they say things like "The final product was not tested on animals" which leaves the door open for testing the constituent ingredients on animals. I definitely agree that you have to be very careful who you buy from. There are several companies out there who are true to the cause of not participating in animal testing in any way. Beauty Without Cruelty is an example. Many vegan mascaras (and other products as well) also contain more natural ingredients. For example here is SunCoat's mascara ingredient list "Aqua (water), sugar-based biopolymers, kaolin clay, soya lecithin" and Ecco Bella's "purified water, carnauba wax, palmitic acid (from palm oil), clay, methylparaben, propylparaben, iron oxide"
    Very true.

    parabens - That's a whole other can of worms right there!


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    (waves Hi, Mintaka! Thought you might pop by this thread! :) )


    Where does one purchase Ecco Bella? Online only?

    What is the scoop on parabens? (I can spin-off, if necessary.)
    Last edited by maranajla; 07-31-2009 at 12:39 PM.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by straightleftknee View Post
    Very true.

    parabens - That's a whole other can of worms right there!
    Oh snap! I forgot Ecco Bella contained parabens...

    Dr. Hauschka makes a black mascara and 100% of their ingredients are natural. It's expensive, but gets good reviews!


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    You know I never thought of this before until this thread.

    No more Too Faced products for me.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by SatinWorship19 View Post
    Oh snap! I forgot Ecco Bella contained parabens...

    Dr. Hauschka makes a black mascara and 100% of their ingredients are natural. It's expensive, but gets good reviews!
    I have Dr. H and I do like it, thought I didn't see it mentioned on the Doesn't Test on Animals links...might be a Body Shop case where Dr. doesn't test but the parent company does. I will research and update.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Hey guys, thanks for all your sugestions and links. A wealth of information there. I was so clueless about parent companys and such!!! Its all a bit confusing. I ordered one called miessence. Its supposed to be natural and cruelty free. Decided to go natural aswell after reading about chemicals and stuff. So much to think about. I will test it and report back.


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by maranajla View Post
    I have Dr. H and I do like it, thought I didn't see it mentioned on the Doesn't Test on Animals links...might be a Body Shop case where Dr. doesn't test but the parent company does. I will research and update.
    Looks like neither the finished product not its ingredients are tested. According to Hauschka's website:

    Dr.Hauschka Skin Care opposes animal testing. We do not perform animal testing nor do we use ingredients that have been tested on animals. Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products comply with guidelines regarding animal testing set forth by both PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the BDIH (German Federation of Natural Products Manufacturers). Details on these guidelines may be accessed online at: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): The animal rights organization and Kontrollierte Naturkosmetik

    OT, but I remember learning in Hauschka skincare training how they're so meticulous about their rose absolute oil, they'll throw out any rose petals that are bruised or blemished. And they only harvest their roses at night.

    Their skincare breaks me out like nobody's business, but it's an intriguing company and many people have great results with it!


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    Re: Need a new mascara, no thanks to animal testing :(

    Quote Originally Posted by maranajla View Post
    (Thanks, Azhia, for the Leaping Bunny link [ooh, and the dhamma info]!)
    You're so welcome!


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