Why Cruelty Free Matters – #BlogForBunnies for #BeCrueltyFree Week with @HSIGlobal!

Why Cruelty Free Matters - #BlogForBunnies for #BeCrueltyFree Week with @HSIGlobal!

As part of the annual #BeCrueltyFree week from Humane Society International (HSI), being a part of the #BlogForBunnies project is extremely important to me. Logical Harmony is about promoting a cruelty free lifestyle and we believe that no animals need to be harmed. We try hard to raise awareness about the global progress towards a reduction in animal testing practices and hand-curate a list of Cruelty Free and Vegan Brands so that you are able to make educated decisions on what you are supporting. Working with some amazing non-profits like Humane Society International has been a great part of this journey. They are constantly campaigning for change to be made in the right direction and do an incredible amount of work to reduce animal testing globally.

Here are the reasons why we consider cruelty free to be important.

1. Animal testing is not necessary. At Logical Harmony, we believe that animal testing is completely unnecessary. The tests that are used were created decades ago. Not only are they outdated, but there is no way that they can be considered safe anymore. Not only that, but the large amount of companies who do not test on animals show that any product can be made without animal testing. There is simply no reason to continue to test cosmetics on animals.

Aside from choosing to not sell in markets where animal testing is required, brands can also make the decision to not use ingredients and formulations that are required to be tested on animals. There are thousands of existing ingredients and formulations that are considered safe for human use and do not need to be tested on animals.

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EVOLVh SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner Review

EVOLVh SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner Review

I am always on the lookout for a product that will help keep my hair smooth and tangle-free without weighing it down. The EVOLVh SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner was included in the January Petit Vour beauty box. I have used EVOLVh products in the past and was really impressed with them. After reading the product claims on the EVOLVh SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Claims: “This lightweight, water-based formula is made with raw lecithin, a powerful natural extract that fortifies weak strands and prevents future breakage. A duo of rice bran and cumin seed oil guards against heat and UV damage, while bergamot fruit oil softens and detangles while preventing flyaways.”

Continue reading to find out more about the EVOLVh SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner!

South Korea Animal Testing – Steps Taken to Reduce Testing, but Not All Testing is Banned

South Korea Animal Testing - Steps Taken to Reduce Testing, but Not All Testing is Banned

Recently South Korea launched a bill that would reduce animal testing. While this reduction is worth celebrating, it is being called a ban on animal testing. The truth is that it is not a ban on animal testing. A lot of animal testing will still occur in South Korea and should not be compared to other bans that have been put in place elsewhere in the world.

The bill in South Korea would only ban animal testing in cases were accepted non-animal alternatives are available. This means that if no alternative is available, animal testing can still occur. The bill also exempts several types of ingredients that are often present in cosmetics and skin care – such as preservatives, colorants, and sunscreen chemicals. The South Korea bill would allow ingredients that have been tested on animals to comply with laws to be used. It would also allow items that have been tested on animals to comply with laws in regions outside of South Korea to be sold there.

While this is a great start, it is far from a ban on animal testing in South Korea. The fact that it is being called a ban and is being celebrated as such is very misleading to consumers around the world.

To learn more, continue reading South Korea Animal Testing – Steps Taken to Reduce Testing, but Not All Testing is Banned.

ColourPop Not a Box of Chocolates Review

ColourPop Not a Box of Chocolates Review

I am what you may call an eyeshadow junkie. If I see a shade that looks pretty, I simply need to have it. When I first saw swatches of the ColourPop Not a Box of Chocolates set, it immediately fell into the “must have” category for me. This limited-edition set contains six limited-edition Super Shock Shadows. Watch the ColourPop Not a Box of Chocolates Swatches Video to see my first impressions of this set and swatches of each color.

ColourPop shadows are very unique and very different from most brands out there. Their formula isn’t a powder, but it isn’t a cream either. It feels like a hybrid of the two. This makes for an incredibly pigmented and smooth formula. It is also very blendable, so it can be as concentrated or as blended out as you want.

Continue reading to see the full ColourPop Not a Box of Chocolates review!

ColourPop Not a Box of Chocolates Swatches Video

ColourPop Not a Box of Chocolates Swatches Video

When I first saw swatches of the ColourPop Not a Box of Chocolates set, I knew that I had to get my hands on it. Not a Box of Chocolates is a set of six limited-edition ColourPop eyeshadows that are all gorgeous. This set includes a variety of shades and finishes, making it the perfect addition to any beauty stash. Watch the video to hear my first thoughts on each shade and to see swatches.

The video is located behind the cut, so click the “more” link to watch it.

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