Following on from Monday’s post about cruelty-free cosmetics, we have now compiled a list of locally-available skincare products, many of which are organic, vegan and/or produced in South Africa too. As before, brands marked with an asterisk appear on PETA’s list of companies that don’t test on animals. You can learn more by visiting the PETA website, LeapingBunny.org, GoCrueltyFree.org and the Vegan SA product directory.
Montagne Jeunesse* (Clicks, Dischem, Hyperama and Pick ‘n Pay)
Balm Balm (Stockists)
African Extracts (Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers and Dischem, selected Clicks stores and pharmacies)
Neal’s Yard Remedies* (Woolworths, rubybox)
Crabtree & Evelyn* (Store locator)
Dr Hauschka* (Stockists)
Paula’s Choice* (rubybox, paulaschoice.co.za)
AHAVA* (Absolute Skin, rubybox, other)
LUSH* (V&A Waterfront and Cavendish Square)
Charlotte Rhys (Stockists)
Rain (Store locator)
Woolworths (see list of products)
Eco Cosmetics (Stockists)
Please note that this list is accurate (although not exhaustive) as far as we are aware and based on recent research. PETA isn’t the only source of such information and their definition of “cruelty free” is not entirely foolproof. Also, not all companies choose to formally pledge with PETA.