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Benecos

Benecos are a German company supplying nature focused hair, make-up and skin care products across Europe. All of their products are cruelty free and vegetarian as standard and they claim over 70% are vegan. Bencos are proud to be BDIH certified across their products with the exception of their nail varnishes. BDIH is a German natural product certification and more information can be found here.

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Bull Dog

Bulldog are a company creating skin care products for men. They have ranges covering  normal, sensitive, oily or dry skin. Based around natural ingredients, their products are cruelty free and do not use synthetic fragrances, microbeads or artificial colours. Bulldog are also working to improve their packaging by moving over to sugarcane plastic which is not a fossil fuel and therefore it’s production has less of an impact on the environment.

Ethical Outlook

  • Cruelty Free International Certified

  • Recyclable Packaging

  • Vegan

  • Vegetarian

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Ecover

Parent Company: SC Johnson

Ecover is probably up there with one of the best known brands for producing household products that represent as cruelty free and planet friendly. They are on our website because their products are currently 100% cruelty free. They also engage in planet friendly activities which includes their recycled and recyclable packaging. Be warned though, there a two main points to be aware of:

  • In December 2017, Ecover was purchased by SC Johnson who are NOT cruelty free.
  • Until this year, Ecover tested on Daphnia (water fleas) but this is no longer the case.

Important Info

  • Parent company tests on animals.

Ethical Outlook

  • Biodegradable

  • Cruelty Free International Certified

  • PETA Certified

  • Recyclable Packaging

  • Recycled Packaging

  • Vegetarian

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Faith in Nature

Beginning when concepts of environmentally sustainable products were far from mainstream and with just one product (Organic Seaweed Shampoo), Faith in Nature has become one of the better known brands in this area and now offers over 200 products across hair care, skincare, baby care and home care. All Faith in Nature products are vegan and cruelty free and they state that they aim to use fair trade or ethically traded ingredients as much as possible. Their products are free of many nasties including parabens, SLS, SLES and GM ingredients. Their packaging also includes clear labeling around the ethics contained in each bottle. Like many companies, Faith in Nature use Palm Oil but have stated they aim to fully switch to sustainable sources and phase it out where possible.

Ethical Outlook

  • Contains Fair Trade Ingredients

  • Contains Organic Ingredients

  • Organic

  • Paraben Free

  • SLS Free

  • Vegan

  • Vegan Society Approved

  • Vegetarian

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Green People

A company producing Cruelty Free and Organic beauty and skincare products. Neither their products or ingredients are tested on animals and their products are not sold in countries where animal testing is required.

Ethical Outlook

  • Organic

  • PETA Certified

  • Vegetarian

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Jason Natural Cosmetics

Originating from America but with a UK branch, Jason is cruelty free and count safety of product as a core brand value. Their ‘code of honour’ states their products will be free from parabens, phthalates, harsh sulfates and artificial colour. Their products are all vegetarian and many are vegan.

 

Ethical Outlook

  • Cruelty Free International Certified

  • Paraben Free

  • SLS Free

  • Vegetarian

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PURE

Parent Company: Weldtide

PURE lubricants are a UK based company who create biodegradable lubricants and cleaners for bicycles, motorcycles and scooters. Their primary aim is to provide an alternative to ‘traditional’ toxic chemicals you might see in similar products by using sustainable ingredients derived from natural and renewable resources and ensuring that they are 100% free from petroleum based solvents.

Ethical Outlook

  • Biodegradable

  • Contains Sustainable Palm Oil

  • Petroleum Free

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Shea Moisture

Parent Company: Unilever

Based in New York, Shea Moisture is cruelty free and use fair trade ingredients. They promote inclusive beauty and founded Community Commerce to support communities providing ingredients for their products. They were originally owned by Sundial but in December 2017 were purchased by Unilever. Unilever are sadly not cruelty free although Shea Moisture continues to produce cruelty free products.

Important Info

  • Parent company tests on animals.

Ethical Outlook

  • Contains Fair Trade Ingredients

  • Ethically Traded

  • Fair Trade

  • Mineral Oil Free

  • Paraben Free

  • PETA Certified

  • Sulfate Free

  • Vegetarian

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Umberto Giannini

A UK based brand producing vegan and cruelty free hair products covering a range of hair types and styles.

Ethical Outlook

  • PETA Certified

  • Recyclable Packaging

  • Vegan