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Cruelty Free Cosmetics

How to Get Glowing With a Non-Toxic Beauty Routine

Juhea Kim | Posted 09.21.2015 | Style
Juhea Kim

It was only two years ago that I became aware of the alternative to conventional skincare: natural skincare without harsh chemicals, preservatives, or endocrine disruptors. Since then, I've gradually transitioned to "green" my skincare and makeup products.

Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced with Bipartisan and Industry Support

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This week, Cruelty Free International applauded the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act along with beauty industry leaders Paul Mitchell® and The Body Shop®. The bill was introduced with strong bipartisan leadership from U.S. Representatives Martha McSally (R -AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R -NV) and Tony Cardenas (D-CA).

The Office's Oscar Nuñez Joins Cruelty Free International in Calling on the U.S. to Match Global Progress in Ending Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Monica Engebretson

Oscar Nuñez, perhaps best known for his role as accountant Oscar Martinez on the U.S. version of the hit television comedy series The Office, has teamed up with Cruelty Free International to call on the United States to match the European Union in ending cosmetics testing on animals.

Congressman Jim Moran Receives Lord Houghton Award for Services to Animal Welfare

Monica Engebretson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This week, Cruelty Free International presented Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) with the Lord Houghton Award in recognition of his service and contributi...

What Annoys Me About Birchbox

Melanie Curtin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Style
Melanie Curtin

The most important thing to me is that my products are good and kind. I'm not OK with putting anything on my body or in my hair that involved the torture of animals. And let's be real: Torture is what happens to animals that are tested on.

Actress Thora Birch Calls for an End to Animal Testing in the American Beauty Industry

Monica Engebretson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

Ultimately, it is in the best interest of the American beauty industry for the United States to catch up on this issue. Harmonizing global cosmetics testing regulations would enable each product to have one safety dossier that would be universally accepted.

California Calls on US Congress to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This week the California Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support passed Senate Joint Resolution 22, titled the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolut...

Beauty Buzzwords Decoded

Emilie Davidson Hoyt | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Davidson Hoyt

I wanted to address frequently asked questions about common ingredients and environmental terms, so you can feel confident in choosing the best beauty products for your lifestyle.

Switched at Birth Star Vanessa Marano Wants You to Switch to Cruelty-free Cosmetics

Monica Engebretson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

In the last 20 years many cosmetics companies have reduced or eliminated their use of animals for cosmetics testing in favor of modern non-animal alternatives. The trick is finding the ones that have eliminated all animal testing.

Big Bang Theory Actor Kunal Nayyar Hopes You Will Join Him to Help Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

Kunal Nayyar, who plays astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali, won audiences' hearts early on in the series with his compassionate, caring and sympathetic attitude toward his friends. His character may be fictional, but those compassionate traits transfer to reality.

Will California Continue to be a National Leader in the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Debate?

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Monica Engebretson

With SJR 22, California can continue to be a leader in ensuring that modern humane alternative tests are at the heart of ensuring US consumers' safety.

Actress Lori Singer Teams Up With Cruelty Free International to Help End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Monica Engebretson

If you grew up in the 80's chances are you were crazy about the film Footloose (I owned the soundtrack...on vinyl). Chances also are, if you were a t...

This Will Convince You To Stop Biting Your Nails

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.31.2015 | Style

Our go-to trick when our manicures start chipping involves adding a swipe of metallic nail polish. The new layer conceals gaps and kicks up our nail c...