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Aug. 5th, 2006 | 06:11 pm
posted by: slenderstory in melb_veg

I find it really difficult to get information on cruelty-free products. Most consumer information doesn't focus on anything other anything other than ingredients and perhaps product reviews (eg Choice magazine). Most cruelty-free product lists are less than informative, focussed on the US or UK, or contradict one another. Many products that are genuinely interesting are from small companies not considered important enough for large-scale investigation or review. over time I've wasted a fair amount of money on stuff that was poor quality, expensive and not-that-ethical-after-all. moreover, sometimes the definitively cruelty-free option is unavailable; if that's the case, what's the lesser evil? nobody knows! aaargh!!

is anybody interested in helping to prepare a reference? I'm thinking product reviews, pricing, information on companies (how do they measure up on other markers of corporate responsibility? are they subsidiaries of companies that do test?), availability in Australia, etc. We could have a section in the memories devoted to it.

thoughts?

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from: milky_vii
date: Nov. 13th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
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hey lizzz I like this idea, I was thinking of doing it a while ago and you read my mind!
I've found some cosmetic brands lately that seem to make decent products...Uspa and Herbario are both Australian Owned, I think Ren is Brittish. I like Ren most but it's too expensive for me to really afford. They use ingenious vacuum bags within their containers to avoid using any kinds of preservatives. Neato!.
I got some shampoo and conditioner from priceline that was only $2 and ccf accredited. Not sure how well it actually worked...

I'd love to hear people's suggestions on GOOD QUALITY products that are definetly NOT tested on animals and do not contain animal ingredients. I've been finding small businesses are best, I buy most things from markets and buy cosmetics/skin care from small cruelty free companies.

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