www.all4women.co.za has been inundated with emails from concerned and compassionate readers who want to warn women about using products that have been tested on (and caused considerable pain to) animals in south Africa.
While we appreciate your emails and feel that the public needs to be made aware of products that are tested on animals so that they can make informed choices, we are a postive website and our aim is to focus on the positive news, people and companies who are doing great things to contribute to a wonderful country.
We are therefore publishing a list of Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) approved beauty and skincare products that are available in South Africa.
Use these products and you can rest assured that no animals have been harmed in the manufacturing of these products:
BWC approved products
African Organics - shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand lotion
Annique (including Annique Baby range)
Bio Oil - the original tissue oil
Charlotte Rhys - Bath, body, soap and men's range
Enchantrix baby range
Esse organic skin care
Innoxa - full product range
The One and Only skin care range (available from the One and Only Hotel, Victoria and Alfred Waterfornt, Cape Town)
The Victorian Garden skin care range
Vanda full product range
Woolworths - Private Label bath and body, skin care and cosmetics
Enchantrix pet and household products
Woolworths Earth Friendly household products
For more details of stockists, please go to the approved products page on www.bwcsa.co.za
Leaping Bunny Programme
Paul Mitchell, Badger Balm and Dermalogica products, while not tested by BWC, have been approved by the Leaping Bunny Programme, which means that they adhere to international cruelty-free standards. However, they may contain ingredients that are required by law to be tested on animals after a specified cut-off date and are therefore not approved by BWC. For more details go to www.leapingbunny.org
About Beauty Without Cruelty
Beauty Without Cruelty is an animal rights organisation with a primary objective to educate and inform the public about the exploitation, abuse and suffering of animals and to offer humane non-animal alternatives to replace cruel and harmful lifestyle choices. Through peaceful and lawful means, we expose and oppose all cruelty to animals and will lobby national, provincial and local government in this regard.
Beauty Without Cruelty's action plan
Beauty Without Cruelty runs a progressive educational programme, aimed at informing people about the suffering of animals and has initiated a number of campaigns, which focus on exposing animal abuse, specifically in the areas of vivisection/cosmetic testing, the exploitation of wildlife and in factory farming. Methods used to draw the public’s attention to these issues also include legal intervention, protests, lobbying central, regional and local government and other peaceful means
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