Okay so I set off for town today knowing that I needed to buy sun creams and moisturiser and other toiletries in preparation for my holiday. I haven’t really bought any cosmetic items like these since coming to learn the truth about how near enough all large corporations and their smaller brand names test on animals and use animal ingredients in their products. Bearing this in mind then I really wasn’t excited at the prospect of trying to find cruelty free versions of everything I used to use in my crappy town centre at such short notice (I fly on tuesday). First stop Lush then, seeing as I know they do moisturiser at least. I turned up and lo and behold I find it shut for refurbishment. I had a mild tantrum on the street and then huffed and puffed my way to Boots to see what I could find.
Which was nothing, basically. I can’t even have confidence in the Boots’ own stuff because there was stearic acid and glycerin etc. in the ingredients and how am I supposed to know whether they were the plant or animal derived versions?
I’d basically given up and then I strayed into Superdrug on my way back to the car. I’ve never really shopped there before and all I knew was that it was a slightly cheaper version of Boots. So I went to the skincare aisle, picked up a Superdrug’s own moisturiser and nearly fainted. Not only is the line “Superdrug is against animal testing” printed on the back of everything they sell of their own brand, everything is labelled as being either vegetarian or vegan. So I bought shit loads of stuff in excitement. Unfortunately their hair dyes are only vegetarian, not vegan, so that was kind of gutting, but hair removal cream? VEGAN. Screw you Veet and Nair.
Vegan superstar of the day (and possibly my life) award goes to Superdrug for sure. Vegan and cheap; I no longer have to can out ridiculous amounts of money to Lush.
HARRAAAAAAH. I’m giddy.