I hope you are all doing fantastic.
I thought I would give you a little update.
Two things made me want to write this blog post:
- A comment about the brand Simple
- A comment about veganism
Simple has always been an eco-friendly brand, promoting healthy looking skins and natural-ish ingredients. At least, that is how I have always seen it.
I went onto their website and was glad to see that they were cruelty-free. I have to admit, I took this information for granted and didn’t double check (which is something I usually do) to make sure I was passing on the right information to you guys.
You know I am just getting into cruelty-free skincare and it is true that yes, I went with the stereotype: what is being promoted as natural must be cruelty-free, right?
One of my lovely followers commented under this particular post: My favorite cruelty-free skincare products (so far), to let me know that Simple was actually not cruelty-free.
You know me, I am more than willing to have a conversation and immediately looked online for more information, not finding anything over than “they don’t use the leaping bunny logo nor PETA logo on their products” until I downloaded a list on Peta’s website (UK), of companies which do no test on animals (2017) and Simple was not on there.
Long story short, Simple, even if they claim that they don’t test on animals, do according to Peta. So I wanted to apologize for passing on incorrect information. The whole thing looks dodgy and If you are serious about going 100% cruelty-free, I would stay away from Simple for now.
I do still make mistakes when it comes to cruelty-free skincare products and I appreciate people letting me know when I’ve fucked up.
I have written to Simple and haven’t heard back but I will keep you updated.
When it comes to the comment about The Body Shop, I had to disagree and will keep buying from them. As per PETA:
For its cruelty-free list, PETA US approves only companies that have the very best policies against animal testing – companies whose policies make a real difference helping to stamp out animal testing.
The good news is that they include top high-street brands such as LUSH, The Body Shop
This “incident” made me think more seriously about another topic: how to promote your blog.
How is it related?
I try to follow as many bloggers with similar lifestyles/interests but of course, I can not find you all by myself.
I am very open to the idea of having guest posters on my blog. If you write vegan or vegetarian recipes, if you love makeup and you are specialized in cruelty-free cosmetics, please get in touch (or leave a comment), I will be delighted to promote your blog on mine.
You can find me on:
or write me an email/comment down below.
If you don’t care about writing anything but just want to promote your blog, my comment section is open. Please leave the name of your blog and what you like to write about and I will gladly check it out!
Lots of Kisses