Cosmetics

What Does China's Approval Of The First Contemporary Non-Animal Testing Method Mean For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics?

Troy Seidle | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Troy Seidle

Last week, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) approved the first contemporary non-animal testing method that can be used for safety tests in cosmetics. This is encouraging news for consumers and animals.

Too Faced Bought By Estee Lauder - No Longer Cruelty Free?

Molly Waring-Moore | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Style
Molly Waring-Moore

Supporting brands owned by parent companies that test on animals will ultimately come down to personal opinion and not from cruelty free labelling. They may still be considered cruelty free by practice, but consumers may choose not to have their money going towards a company that tests on animals.

A New Wave Of Cruelty Free Celebs

Molly Waring-Moore | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Molly Waring-Moore

In the beauty industry, many products use ingredients that have been tested on animals or test the final product on animals. In the UK it is illegal to test on animals but not illegal to use ingredients that have been tested elsewhere.

Should We Be Making Our Own Beauty Products?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Thandi Ejindu

I have fallen in love with my natural hair! So much so that I now give a damn about what my hair products are actually doing to it. It's kind of like during my weight loss journey when I started reading food labels checking its fiber, sugar and fat content - I now check my hair product labels for their ingredients.

Feeling Lippy? Expert Reveals Everything You Want To Know About Popular Cosmetic Procedure

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Style
Lizzie Mulherin

While some celebrities such as Charlotte Crosby and her Geordie Shore costars still promote an obvious modification, lip enhancement doesn't have to be drastic change. More and more patients are opting for a natural rather than Kylie Jenner-like pout, according to Cosmetic Doctor at Aesthetics Lab in London, Dr. Leisel Holler.

Men Share What They Find Unattractive In Women, We Try Real Hard To Give Two F***s

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A Reddit thread in the “Ask Men” section has got our blood boiling after male commenters decided to enlighten the female population about what the...

The Makeup For Men Products Men Are Using to Cover Acne

Alexander Dalley | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Style
Alexander Dalley

Whilst your first thoughts of men wearing makeup may portray an essence of skepticism and in some cases, harbor the stereotypical view that makeup surely must be a 'gay only thing', MMUK MAN's recent success and market awareness instead quash such a social burden.

China, Cosmetic Animal Testing and Cruelty-Free: Untangling the Web

Troy Seidle | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Troy Seidle

The world is at a tipping point--closer than ever before to ending the misery of animals used in toxicity tests for cosmetics and their ingredients. After years of pressure from animal protection groups, caring consumers and ethical retailers across the globe, cosmetics cruelty has been fully or partially banned by law in 33 countries, home to 1.7 billion consumers, with at least 10 more countries lining up to do the same.

The Winning Anti-Ageing Combination for Your Skin

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Retinoids are a firm favourite with both dermatologists and beauty editors alike. There are a large number available, all marketed for their anti-aging properties, but the truth is they are not all the same in their potency or effects. So how do you know which one to buy? Are the prescription strength ones better than the ones you can buy over the counter?

Blend It Like Beckham - The Rise of Male Makeup

Alexander Dalley | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Style
Alexander Dalley

It's crucial, that we as a collective, continue to change our perceptions on male grooming and personal care, and as we strive to look our best for our girlfriends, boyfriends, wives and husbands, the entire world needs to continue to learn that there is no pain in being vain.

This Article Was Not Tested on Animals

Tom Holder | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK
Tom Holder

Understanding Animal Research has written to all major supermarkets and cosmetic retailers, urging them to put additional information in their stores to help inform the public. Such actions would help clear a misconception which is affecting over half of the British public.

Beauty and Diversity: A Note on Diversity in the UK Cosmetics Market

Segun Garuba-Okelarin | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Style
Segun Garuba-Okelarin

The world and it's perception of beauty is changing, and in the UK, the black and minority population has doubled over the last 10 years, and the mixed race population is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups. I now see more and more advertising campaigns and magazine editorials that feature a wider range of ethnicities.

Hot Accessories That Also Work for Halloween

Sarah McGiven | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Everyone knows that accessories can transform an outfit, so why not apply the same logic when it comes to Halloween? It plays well for those who aren't into going all out but want to join in a bit on the dressing up front, but it doesn't even mean you can't go in character either. Some celebrities' accessories are their calling card, you just have to put a bit of thought into your outfit.

Reasons to Go Organic This September

Seena Seka | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Seena Seka

Food and lifestyle choices can take their toll on our appearance and vitality, leaving the skin looking fatigued and dull. Therefore, how we fuel our bodies inside and out is an important factor when it comes to healthy looking skin.

Your Out-Of-Date Makeup Could Harbour Killer Bacteria

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Style

The makeup lurking at the bottom of your makeup bag could potentially be harbouring killer bacteria, a study has revealed. Scientists at London Me...

'Just Kiss Me, Don't Ask': Female Students Campaign Against 'Vulgar' Lipstick Ad

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Johnson | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from an all-girls school in Australia have set up a campaign against a cosmetics company over a lipstick advert which tells men to kiss girls...

Taiwan Joins the #BeCrueltyFree Movement With Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing

Troy Seidle | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Troy Seidle

It's clear to see that our #BeCrueltyFree campaign is a powerful force to be reckoned with on behalf of animals in laboratories. I hope that we will soon be able to add a Taiwanese ban on cosmetics cruelty to that list!

Will Voting Be Bad for Your Health?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Politics
Mia Rozenbaum

Like most people, when I go to vote next may, the first thing I'll have in mind will probably not be the cure for dementia that could help my mother in 20 years' time, or the cure for autism that might help my child in years to come, or even the treatment for cancer that could save my life in 50 years' time.

When Is a Ban Not a Ban?

Troy Seidle | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Troy Seidle

We defend those who cannot defend themselves, speak up for the voiceless, campaign for what is in their best interests, not our own. That's our job.

Campaigning Across the World - How Cruelty Free International is Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Michelle Thew | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

Korea is not known for sympathy towards animals - practices such as eating dogs may be dwindling, but the first job was to influence public opinion.

Has the Cosmetics Industry Aged Well?

Dr Patrick Bowler | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Patrick Bowler

I began my career over twenty-five years ago and I can safely say that the cosmetic industry has evolved to the point of being almost unrecognisable. Every aspect of the profession has changed in some way, from the equipment and products we use to the patients and conditions we treat.

With or Without Make-Up, You're Gorgeous!

Leyah Shanks | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

I often hear people talking about the fact that wearing make-up means you have no self-confidence. I have to say, I disagree with that. It can of course be said that some use cosmetics to cover themselves up to a degree. I know, because I used to do it.

Outdated and Unreliable: Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Harriet Williamson | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

I'll start with a disclaimer: I love makeup. I love it, but I can't justify buying a product that isn't essential to my life, that has been developed by companies responsible for the suffering and death of animals, regardless of how good the discount is or whether Kate Moss appears in the advert.

India Makes History with Import Ban on Newly Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Troy Seidle | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

My colleagues atHumane Society International's India office in Hyderabad are celebrating an historic #BeCrueltyFree campaign victory this week: India has banned the import of cosmetic products and ingredients newly tested on animals, and now becomes the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia.

Your Ice Cream Is Melting...

Ella Pawlik | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Pawlik

Sustainability. Straight in there. Said it. Not really a crowd-pleaser of an intro...the mere utterance of the word usually incites a long, world-weary (oh the irony!) and sustained (yup, that did just happen) sigh.