Cosmetic-testing on animals leads to people switching brands

Posting #Veganism doesn’t really matter if the cosmetics, skin and hair care products that we use are not vegan or cruelty free.

Published: 01st November 2016 05:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2016 05:33 AM   |  A+A-



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HYDERABAD: Imagine a world where aliens tested their cosmetics on humans, imagine how monstrous it would be if our babies are separated from us to make the aliens look beautiful and exquisite. The thought itself sends a chill down the spine. But every day, rabbits, monkeys, dogs, cats, calves, including crocodiles lose their life to lift our oomph factor.

Thanks to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and many more such animal welfare organisations that are working hard to protect animals.

In fact actors like Madhavan, Chitrangadha Singh, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shahid Kapoor, Sunny Leone collaborated with PETA to advocate the same. They too have taken an informal pledge on social media to go vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics.

It is also believed that it is mostly the hair related products that are often tested on the fur of the animals, creating some allergies on their skin and some times result in fatal issues. We list and give a review of a few products that are organic and not tested on animals, above all budget friendly too. is all natural, hand-made luxury brand that believes in unabashed indulgence without hurting our felow beings. Like the name goes, Hedonista, which means pleasure is the most important factor to live.

What does pleasure mean when it involves blood of voiceless beings. Their collection ranges from skin care to frozen attar. One product that stands out is hair perfume.

Drawing its inspiration from the Mughal princesses' beauty ritual of smoking their hair with perfume, this hair perfume is a water based perfume.

With the essential oils of Roman chamomile, lemon, and clary sage, this all-natural fragrance works great with all hair types. The perfume is available in a conveniently sized pack which makes it easy to travel with.

Just spritz it around your hair and smell divine anywhere, anytime. The fragrance lingers around for more than two hours and one can just spray one more time to make it lanst longer.

Since, there are no chemicals involved, the air can breathe a sigh. The aroma is mild, refreshing and makes you smell your hair often. Their frozen attar and ritual products are must try.

Keune Hair Cosmetics is another luxury brand, which swears by natural ingredients and it has a 90 year history of being cruelty free. Their richness is in the product and not on the price tag.

It is the largest privately owned Dutch multinational specialised in high quality professional hair care for the beauty industry. The products are exported worldwide and hairstylists in more than 90 countries are using the professional hair care products in their salons. 

This nature based hair care company is headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Switzerland, the United States and Croatia.

Their newest is Keune satin hair oil. It is beautifully packed in a orange bottle with a pump making it easy to use and carry. The oil is thick but extremely grease free on hair. It doubles as a serum and leave-on oil.

There is a special shine on hair after applying and the hair still feel feather light. With all of us exposing our hair to blow dry, iron, chemical colours and other harmful elements, this hair oil saves our mane. When the hair is semi-dry, a few drops on the hair is sure to tame your unmanageable hair. Baby hair will play it cool with this oil. As a leave on too, one need not worry about the pillow. The products are not available at retail stores. They are available at salons like Naturals. 

Just Herbs- I am sure this name rings in a dejavu moment, for this name pops up frequently on Facebook. They are luxurious, organic brand, who are easily available through whatsapp and Facebook and other e-commerce websites. T

hey too earnestly believe in staying away from testing on animals. Their Kumuda Sacred Indian Lotus Hair conditioner is tailor made for extremely frizzy hair damsels. It is extremely gentle on scalp too. Unlike other chemical made conditioner, Kumuda doesn’t harm the roots and instead softens the frizzy, tangled hair.

The lotus infused conditioner is said to be an age old tradition, which the millennials can ever know or process. It works well on colour treated hair too. The consistency is slightly thick, white in colour and has a mild floral aroma, which vanishes after the wash.

One need not worry if the hair is not properly washed after the conditioner as it is natural. The ones, who already soft hair can use once in week and avoid of other days as it makes it softer, making the hair look thin.

With three washes, one can observe some glow on hair in your selfies and good hair days are more in store. Their Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating beauty elixir is also one of the most sought-after product. The reviews of this product on internet is as big as its name. They are handle your skin and care with care.

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