Cosmetics

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

Troy Seidle | Posted 21.04.2015 | 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Outdated and Unreliable: Cosmetic Testing on Animals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.

Brazil Needs a FULL Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing, Not a FALSE Ban

Troy Seidle | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

Brazil's politicians have two choices: either they can introduce a ban of which Brazil can be proud, standing shoulder to shoulder with the EU and India to become the first country in South America to end cosmetics cruelty, or they can pass bill PLC 70/2014 unchanged and risk Brazil lagging behind on the global stage...

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

Troy Seidle | Posted 27.08.2014 | 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.