When you go out to buy your skin care products or as you browse through the newest offerings on the market, you may have noticed a bunny symbol on bottles and boxes. You may have also read the terms “cruelty-free” and “ethically made” on various skin care reviews.
If a bottle or a box contains the small bunny symbol or any of those terms, that means the company only uses ethical and humane testing processes of their products.
These are more than just buzzwords and passing trends.
In fact, each product you use and support have real effects and consequences on everything around you — not just on your skin, but also on the environment.
So why should you consider subscribing to vegan, cruelty-free, and ethically made products?
Here are a few reasons that might make you rethink your purchase history.
The Earth can only give so much to humans, and it is our duty and responsibility to prioritise it in every decision that we make. One effective way to do this is by making a conscious effort to purchase ethically made, cruelty-free, and vegan skin care products.
Although buying from your favorite non-ethical brand may feel insignificant today, it actually has greater effects in the long run.
Here are some reasons how non-ethically made products affect our environment:
Bunnies, hamsters, mice, and even cats and dogs are just some of the animals that undergo animal testing procedures—just for skincare companies. These include :
Injecting and force-feeding the animals to harmful substances
Exposing them to radiation
Subjecting them to unnatural situations, and
even surgically removing some of their body parts.
These practices have become incredibly inhumane that in some parts of the world, countries such as the European Union, South Korea, and New Zealand have already banned animal testing within their territories.
Parabens, artificial fragrances, phthalates, and sodium lauryl sulfate are just some of the ingredients that are commonly used in skin care products.
They are not just hard to pronounce—they are even harder on the skin and the environment.
Unsuprisingly, companies that use harmful chemicals and undergo animal testing are often those that follow unsustainable practices in their business as well.
Some of these questionable practices include using non-environmental friendly packaging and sourcing products without any regard for the local area.
On top of being environmentally-friendly and sustainable, another benefit of purchasing ethically made, cruelty-free, and vegan skin care products is that they only use ingredients that are undeniably good for your skin.
There are now thousands of big and small businesses all over the world—boutique hotels, restaurants, and cafes—that only use the best natural and organic ingredients in creating stellar products. They are advocates for cruelty-free methods in the production of each item—and our team at Green Bunny Skincare are no different.
Since 2007, we have been adamant about not involving animals in any of our methods and practices. We have only relied on oils, herbs, plants, and flowers, along with established technical information and our founder and creator Carol Agnetha Schultze’s professional knowledge.
Our goal is to bring you products that you will surely love.
Here are some great examples:
GlycoClear Peel. This product helps remove the upper layers of dead and damaged skin and encourages healthy skin cell regeneration. It also provides gentle treatment for fine lines, acne, and uneven pigmentation by only using organic and vegan ingredients such as Papaya Glycerol extract.
Retinol Night Repair Seru. This is a rejuvenating serum that only contains plant-based ingredients such as Retinol, which can stimulate collagen production and fade hyperpigmentation, Vitamin E which can reduce sun and UV damage, as well as vitamin C, which can improve the absorption of anti-aging ingredients.
Cucumber Cleanser. Ideal for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin, this product refreshes and helps restore moisture into the skin with the help of ingredients such as light coconut oil, cucumber fruit extract, vitamin E, and glycerin.
Rose and Aloe Toner. This toner calms and refines sensitive skin. It helps hydrate, unclog, and even reduce the redness of dry skin with the help of natural and organic ingredients such as aloe, rose, and mandarin oranges.
Advanced Youth Boost Serum Concentrate. Also called the “liquid diamond serum”, this serum has an effective and intense age defense formula with the help of 9 of nature’s most powerful anti-aging ingredients. These include cucumber fruit extract, acmella flower extract, millet seed extract, vitamin C, and many more.
We only have one Earth, and it is our responsibility to take care of everything around us, including all the animals and the available resources that remain in our environment. One way we can do this is by being more informed about the ingredients and procedures our favorite skin care brands use and employ.
On top of this, our skin makes up over 16% of our body weight and covers almost our entire body. It is our largest organ and it absorbs anything and everything we come in contact with.
Our skin only deserves the best care, and purchasing ethically made, cruelty-free, and vegan skin care products can fix all of our skin woes and leave only positive impacts on our environment.
So the next time you need new skin care products, before you grab your usual brand, make sure to check if it has that little bunny cruelty-free symbol. This way, you are not only saving the Earth—you are saving your skin as well. You can find a vegan subscription box that sources the best cruelty-free products to help make the transition.