Posts Tagged: cruelty free

Estee Lauder Acquires Too Faced Cosmetics…

Estee Lauder announced last week that it is to make the biggest acquisition in its history with the purchase of cult cosmetics brand, Too Faced. With a majority stake sold back in 2015 to private equity firm General Atlantic, Too Faced was reportedly valued at $500 million. Seemingly, the brand appears to have almost tripled… Read more »

Burt of Burt’s Bees Passes Away Age 80

Burt Shavitz, the beekeeper, co-founder and namesake of natural personal care company Burt’s Bees, has passed away at the age of 80. The company was started by a chance encounter. Beekeeping Burt sold honey from a roadside stand, and pulled over one day in 1984 to pick up hitchhiker Roxanne Quimby. Roxanne impressed Burt with… Read more »

The Body Shop x500 in Brazil?

Already operating in over 61 countries, The Body Shop has announced plans to expand the number of franchise stores from 122 to 500 by 2019. Renowned for its natural products, all ethically sourced, The Body Shop offers over 900 skincare, make-up, aromatherapy, haircare and bath and body products. Since the acquisition of 51% of Emporio Body Store by… Read more »

Korea to be Cruelty Free…

Korea has taken its first steps towards a cruelty-free cosmetics industry, with a ban on animal testing for finished cosmetics products. The South Korean government announced this week their plans to end testing on animals for cosmetics. The news comes following two years of work between Cruelty Free International and South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural… Read more »

Drew’s PETA News…

Drew Barrymore’s line of beauty products, Flower Beauty, has joined PETA US’ list of cruelty-free cosmetics companies and its Beauty Without Bunnies programme. The company has just provided PETA US with assurance that it does not conduct, commission or pay for tests on animals anywhere in the world, a move that has landed Flower Beauty on PETA US’ Beauty Without… Read more »