Cosmetics

As China's Animal Welfare Movement Grows, Let's Celebrate Another Important Step Towards Ending Cosmetics Animal Testing

Troy Seidle | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

It's true to say that China has more than its fair share of animal abuse issues - from rabbits and racoon dogs being skinned alive for fur; dogs and cats brutally beaten, boiled alive or butchered in the street for meat; to bears, monkeys and other wild animals routinely degraded for entertainment in zoos and circuses.

Top Tips For Your Summer Holiday Beauty Look

Laura Pearson-Smith | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Pearson-Smith

Many people struggle with their Summer holiday beauty look. When you are lying by the pool, on or the beach in the sun, you want to feel comfortable and look flawless.

Brazil Passes Historic Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing but Loopholes Must Be Closed

Troy Seidle | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

The vote of an animal protection Bill in the Congress is a rare event. We should savour this victory that puts Brazil on the path to join the 28 member states of the European Union, as well as Norway, Israel and India, countries that have rejected these unethical tests.

Brazil Triumph for Animals as Global Cosmetics Campaign Rolls On

Michelle Thew | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

Cruelty Free International launched our Brazil office and campaign for a ban on cruel animal tests for cosmetics and toiletries just nine months ago. And after a whirlwind campaign, the Congress last night voted that most cosmetics tests must now be carried out without the use of animals.

What's Worse Than Botox?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Quite why you'd want to get plastic surgery done on the cheap is baffling considering all the horrible things that could go wrong if you happen to pic...

Is Makeup Our Hijab?

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Valdemar Alsop

Are we truly to believe that the world's women can't be beautiful without resorting to a bit of slap? Our continued existence and propensity for procreation suggests otherwise.

Chinese Scientists Receive Training in Non-Animal Testing Ahead of China's New Cosmetics Rule

Troy Seidle | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

Next month, China is expected to implement the most significant change to its cosmetics testing regulations in more than 20 years - removal of mandatory animal testing for ordinary cosmetics manufactured within China. For the first time ever, Chinese companies will be able to choose to use a state-of-the-art non-animal test instead of a decades' old animal test.

Must I Really Try to Look Hot at 100?

Intelligence Squared | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Intelligence Squared

For many women one of the pleasures of ageing is that it frees them from the need to continually monitor and police their appearance. What a relief: bring on the elasticated waistbands and sensible shoes, they cry! But if 50 is the new 30, 60 the new 40, etc etc, they're doomed to eternal self-scrutiny. How to look hot at 100? The very prospect gives them a migraine.

Reaction to No Makeup Selfies Reveals How Most of Us Really Feel About Cosmetics

The Conversation UK | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

What do you think the opposite sex finds attractive in you? If you're a guy, do you think that women prefer bulging muscles and washboard abs? Or, if you're a woman, maybe you think men prefer skinny girls, like the ones we see on the catwalk? If so, you're likely mistaken.

How to Update Your Beauty Regime

Bisha K Ali | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Bisha K Ali

If you're hairier than you think you should be, try using a cream with acid, or maybe destroy your follicles with a laser, or take a pill to balance your hormones so that other people can look at you without being repulsed - don't worry about the hysterical depression that comes with it - it's worth it!

Let the Sunshine Into Your Wardrobe

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I love cold, winter weather but these never ending grey skies are getting me down. Yellow is one of those cheery colours that just makes everything a bit better and brighter. Associated with optimism, happiness and sunshine, it's a great pop colour to wear right now.

São Paulo, Brazil Introduces Latin America's First Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing

Troy Seidle | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Exciting news just in from Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign team in Brazil, where the State of São Paulo has just introduced Latin America's first ever ban on animal testing for cosmetics.

Christmas Shopping: Gifts for Guys and Beauty Buffs

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Just entering the big department stores is enough to induce a panic attack at the moment so to save you any further seasonal anxiety, here are a few suggestions for the men and beauty lovers you may be buying gifts for this Christmas.

China Takes First Steps on Path to Beauty Without Cruelty

Victoria Martindale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign team has been working hard with Chinese policymakers, regulators and scientists to change the requirement to test cosmetics on animals, and this latest development is testament to our efforts.

Animal Testing on Cosmetics

Harriet Williamson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

Can we now buy all cosmetic products with confidence? Unfortunately not. An eyeliner or concealer stick or bottle of perfume and its ingredients bought in the EU cannot be tested on animals, but there are lots of big companies who want to sell to the Chinese market.

A Beauty Break-Through

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

Until recently, I was brain-dead about beauty. It might be stereotypical to assume that if you have ovaries, you know your Nars from your Nivea but, alas, I did not.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Rita Pal | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

We live in an age where society attempts to conform to the status quo. We are told that in exchange for beauty we will obtain success and happiness. What we are not told is how much unhappiness we often go through to achieve this unachievable perception of beauty.

How To Do The School Run Without Looking Like You've Just Been Dug Up

Karen Maher | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Style
Karen Maher

'School Run Style' guides usually revolve around monumental grooming efforts combined with 'easy' ways to emulate celebrities chic 'School Run looks' that, in reality, reek of being laid out the night before - by their stylist.

What's in Your Beauty Products? Eight Ingredients You Wouldn't Expect to Put on Your Face

Esther Hayden | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Do we ever really know what we are putting on our faces and some of the strange ingredients that may potential be in our daily routines? Here are eight of the most bizarre that you probably would never have thought to put near, never mind on, your face.

Anti-aging Products Don't Work

Amanda Cook | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

The fact is that we are all ageing. Every day. It's part of moving forward in life. And at any age, the most beautiful women look like a gorgeous, vibrant, alive version of themselves. The best version of themselves possible. They look their age (well, within 10 years or so!), and they look good.

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty is Not Your Friend

Jilly Luke | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

Not every single woman in the world is beautiful. This is actually ok. Being plain is not a tragedy. Being rubbish at pub quizzes is a problem. Being an actively nasty person is a problem. Having quite an average arrangement of facial features is not.

The Lipstick Effect - How Recessions Reveal Female Mating Strategy

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

A series of psychology experiments have confirmed for the first time that while tougher economic times decrease desire for most items, they also reliably increase women's yearning for products that boost their attractiveness.

Will Researchers Agree to More Transparency in Animal Experiments?

Michelle Thew | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Michelle Thew

Chris Magee writes in the Huffington Post "We all agree" that the European ban on animal testing for cosmetics is "fantastic news" that has been "a long time coming", but that the research community parts company with animal protection campaigns that seek to end animal testing for veterinary and medical uses.

We All Agree About Cosmetics, But We Still Need Animals for Medicine

Chris Magee | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Magee

The recent, fantastic, news that it will be illegal to sell cosmetics tested on animals across Europe has been a long time coming, and offers hope that the ban may one day spread outside of Europe. The use of animals for veterinary and medical applications, however, remains essential.

EU Bans the Sale of All Animal Tested Products... PHEWW!

Hannah Brooks | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Hannah Brooks

To be honest if you had come up to me a month ago and asked my stance on Eco-issues then I would have probably told you to go away and not waste my time. But, some thorough research and less ignorant understanding lead me to believe very differently. Those beliefs being that what happens to these animals is horrific, and all because you want a lipstick and foundation to cover your so called "blemishes."