My best friend gave me these soaps and cosmetics for my birthday this year. It’s safe to say she knows me pretty well! Not only do these cosmetics smell and feel amazing but they also stand up for an extraordinary cause for those without a voice of their own.
Lush is a company that was built on the promise to not test any of their cosmetics on animals. They also refuse to buy ingredients from companies that test anything on animals.
“The reasons for this: One is we don’t believe that animal testing ensures safety. So, we want to think of other things when it comes to safety – other ways of testing,” says Lush Co-Founder, Mark Constantine, “The other one is simply compassion.”
Their policy has been a challenge to uphold. Distributors often change their testing habits, which then result in Lush not being able to use any ingredients from those companies.
It’s not simply a matter of finding ingredients or not. The cosmetic company fights animal testing in other ways such as getting customers involved in signing petitions in hopes to make a difference and save lives of animals.