Want to start using cruelty-free skincare products only? Let us help you out. Do you shop cruelty-free? We may have new information for you! Did you know that cruelty-free doesn’t always mean what you think it does? DId you know that there are different logos and not all are created equal? Let us help you!

What does Cruelty-Free Mean? 

“Cruelty-free” simply means that a product and its ingredients weren’t tested on animals. This gets more complicated than you would think. Although some companies may not test on animals in the United States, they still do test on animals somewhere in their supply chain due to the regulations of the other countries they choose to sell. Other companies may not test their final product, which is generally where you see labels that say, “Not tested on animals.” While the final product may not have been, the ingredients were.

Different Logos Mean Different Things  

There are a bunch of fake cruelty-free logos out there! Basically, if it’s one of these logos from one of the organizations we’re about to tell you about, it’s safe. You should always check their online database just to make sure. Although it’s a rare occurrence, some companies can and will display official logos unlawfully and without being certified by the organization! Also, some companies chose not to put the logo on their products that are cruelty-free.

The logos you can trust are the following: the Leaping Bunny logoPETA’s cruelty-free logo, and the Choose Cruelty-Free logo.

Want to Learn More? 

Are you interested in learning more about the cruelty-free movement? Check out these resources:

Natch Beaut Podcast 

Cruelty-Free Kitty Blog 

Leaping Bunny App