Yes, LUSH Cosmetics is cruelty free.
LUSH Cosmetics is a UK brand known for their scented bath bombs. But more than that, they offer hydrating products for the hair, face, and body.
On their website, LUSH shares one of their core values since they opened their first shop: fighting a life-long campaign against the use of animals in testing. They state, “Animal testing is poor science and its results are irrelevant for humans. Instead, we test our products for safety and effectiveness on human volunteers—real people. We also use in vitro test methods, using human cell-cultures and microbiology.
Lush do not test on animals, do not use materials that contain animal derivatives that are unsuitable for vegetarians, and only buy raw materials from companies that are not involved in the use of, or commission the use of, animals for testing and have no plans to do so in the future. We believe that animal testing is not acceptable. We recognise that customer safety is of importance but that this can be assured without the use of animals…
Since Lush started in 1995 our animal testing policy has been that we will never conduct animal tests on our finished products and will only purchase ingredients from companies that do not test on animals… As a company that operates in 40 countries, we would like to see such strong legislation in every region, not just the EU—and we promise to never stop campaigning until animal testing is a thing of the past, not just in some countries but worldwide.”
In addition to being certified cruelty free by PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies, the brand states that 95% of their year-round range is vegan friendly. These vegan products, which do not contain animal byproducts, proudly display the logos of the Vegetarian Society and Vegan Society on their packaging.
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