It is with a sad heart that I write this update on Logical Harmony today. Unilever has just announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire cruelty free and vegan friendly skincare brand Dermalogica. While the brand is currently free of animal testing and has a customer service team that will happily give those who ask a list of vegan options, Unilever is not known as an animal friendly company. Currently, all brands owned by Unilever test on animals. This makes this announcement a potentially scary change for cruelty free consumers.
In 2014, Dermalogica sold $240 million in products. While it has been amazing to see a cruelty free company grow to that level of success, the idea of $240 million going to fund animal testing in any way is very disappointing. While it is currently unclear if Dermalogica will change their cruelty free status, the brand being owned by an animal testing parent company is enough to steer many consumers away from the brand.
Continue reading Unilever Acquires Dermalogica – Will They Stay Cruelty Free? to see the full press release!
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The Petit Vour May 2015 Beauty Box was put together to celebrate the companies two-year anniversary. It contained some great haircare, skincare, and cosmetics to try. It has been amazing to see how Petit Vour has grown over the past couple of years. There are so many amazing things about this brand that make it worth supporting. Not only do they select the best cruelty free and vegan items for the boxes, but everything is handled with such care. They are a brand who truly cares about their customers and it really shows.
For those who are not yet familiar with Petit Vour, they offer a monthly beauty box. Everything inside the Petit Vour beauty box is cruelty free, vegan, and natural. I give a quick review of all the items included in the box in this post. Look for more detailed reviews of some of the individual products soon!
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In March of 2014,bill H.R. 4148, the Humane Cosmetics Act was proposed in the United States. This act was proposed towards the end of the government year and was unable to gain the leverage and support it needed to move forward in 2014. Now, over a year later, the Humane Cosmetics Act has received a reboot with new political support and organization support. Hopefully, this is what is needed to move the Humane Cosmetics Act foward and make changes to the animal testing laws in the United States!
Here’s what you need to know about the Humane Cosmetics Act:
- The Humane Cosmetics Act was originally introduced by U.S. Representative Jim Moran, D-West Virginia. This legislation is now sponsored by U.S. Reps. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Don Beyer, D-Va., Joe Heck, R-Nev., and Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif.
- If passed, the Humane Cosmetics Act, would end animal testing for cosmetics after a one-year phase.
- If passed, the Humane Cosmetics Act, would phase out the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals in three years.
- If passed, the Humane Cosmetics Act, would make it illegal for anyone to conduct or commission cosmetic animal testing in the U.S.
- If passed, the Humane Cosmetics Act, would prohibit selling, offering for sale or transporting any cosmetics in interstate commerce if the final product or any component was developed or manufactured using animal testing.
- The Humane Cosmetics Act, like other Acts and bans around the world, would only regulate companies in the United States and would not impact them in international markets. Brands sold in the US could still sell in markets, such as China, where post-market animal testing is required by law.
Seeing the Humane Cosmetics Act be revived is amazing!! I personally was shocked at how long it was stagnant and am thrilled to see politicians in both political parties and groups like Humane Society International getting involved. Animal testing is unnecessary and outdated. Changes need to happen in the US to work towards a ban on animal testing.
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When I first found out that Pacifica was making a primer, I knew that I needed to get my hands on it. This is a product that I have been hoping they would make for a really long time. The Pacifica Rose Gold Brightening Primer Serum is meant to help your makeup apply smoothly, moisturize and brighten your skin, and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.
The Pacifica Rose Gold Brightening Primer Serum is available exclusively at Target. When I finally found it at my local Target, I was so excited to give it a try! I have been using it for some time now as a base for liquid foundation, powder foundation, and even with a CC cream to see how well it works.
Claims: “Like an energy boost for your face, this unique innovative formula for all skin types works hard to make your makeup brighter and last longer while it revives and soothes skin. Minimizes pores, shine, and fine lines using a weightless, silicone-free formula, designed to brighten and lengthen the wear of your makeup.”
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Did you know that the Cruelty Free and Vegan Brand List on Logical Harmony is updated at least once a week? In an effort to make it easier for you to know what changes are happening, we are now publishing a weekly update. This lets you easily see what brands have been added to the list!
What will be included in these updates? A list of brands that have recently been added to the cruelty free list, a list of brands that have been added to the grey area list, a list of brands that have been added to the brands to avoid list, and a list of pending brands.
Read more to see the full Cruelty Free Brand List Weekly Update!
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