Caring consumers: Finding cruelty-free products
Tips to find animal-friendly products, with and without PETA's help
Have you found a perfume or men’s cologne that you really want to purchase but you’re concerned about whether it’s a cruelty-free fragrance? Are you uncomfortable with the idea of having animal-tested fragrances on your nightstand or bathroom shelf? Good news! Some popular brands are cruelty-free, and Caring Consumer keeps track of these fragrances.
Keep in mind that well-known names may also blur the lines between cruelty-free and selling ingredients that may not be cruelty-free. For example, although Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works are under the same camp, Bath & Body Works claims to be “committed to eliminating animal testing worldwide.” However, not all of their inventory is free of “animal-derived materials.”
So what can shoppers do when they don’t want to feel like they’re finding Waldo with Carmen San Diego just to buy a fragrance? First, look for “vegan” on the actual product. If you don’t see it on the packaging, take these actions.