We’ve all seen the adverts for how cruel the world of beauty and fragrance can be when it comes to ingredient and product testing, but thankfully these days, it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, animal testing is now not a required criterion for beauty and perfume product sales within many countries. And as such more and more companies are selling cruelty-free perfumes to their customers.
What exactly is cruelty-free?
Similarly to vegan lifestyle products, for something to be cruelty-free, a product needs to have not been tested on animals at any stage of production. Many companies claim to not test on animals however this can be misleading as they may simply mean the final, end product. Further back in production, you often find that individual elements or ingredients are tested on animals by external contributors, hence the confusion.
SO, to be cruelty-free, there needs to be no animal testing whatsoever.
Also, to be cruelty-free, we believe that a product must contain no animal-derived ingredients. But while this may seem like a daunting prospect of requirements, you’ll be pleased to know that there are many skincare brands that offer products that use only vegan-friendly ingredients that are also cruelty-free.
Sales in China
Some companies offer vegan products in the UK that are also sold in China. Despite much progression in China, it’s unfortunately still deemed essential that beauty products are tested on animals in order to be sold to consumers. SO if you find a brand that claims to be vegan, check out where else it sells around the world before stocking up on your favourite products.
And…in no particular order, our top vegan perfumes are…
Eden Perfumes, No.078 Million Dollar Lady – Floral Fruity Women’s, 30ml, £18
This perfume brings a combination of white floral notes, orange citrus and a sweet amber base. It stands as one of the best sellers in the Eden range but if you’re new to the products, perhaps try one of the sample boxes first.
Shay & Blue, White Peaches Vegan Fragrance 30ml, £30
Such a perfect scent for summer. It’s light, clean and bright and we love it. Who doesn’t love the scent of peaches?
Floral Street, London Poppy, 30ml, £25
Floral Street is possibly one of the better-known brand names for vegan and cruelty-free perfume. London Poppy is a combination of Sicilian lemon and Florida orange citrus, sweet and warming neroli florals.
Le Labo, Thé Matcha 26, 50ml, £141
The ultimate in luxury perfumes, Thé Matcha 26 combines creamy fig with soft vetiver, cedar woods and bitter orange. It’s divine.
Sana Jardin, Tiger By Her Side, 50ml, £95
Sweet in scent, this perfume combines vanilla, amber, coriander seed, cinnamon and patchouli. It is rich and memorable.
We’d love to hear which vegan perfumes you like best.