I can only speak for myself, but every fortnight I seem to go into Boots and just hand over majority of my pay check and come home with bags and bags of goodies! Usual story, ‘go in for some deodorant’, but come out with bubble bath, 4 bottles of shampoo and conditioner, a spare eyebrow pencil, (because, that’s one thing you don’t want to run out of after putting on one eyebrow!) along with everything else!
I was fairly certain that Boots own brand cosmetics and No 7 products were never tested on animals, but just to be sure, I emailed Boots UK to find out.
Here is the response I got:
“Thanks for contacting us about animal testing.
Boots and its subsidiary businesses do not test any products or ingredients on animals, and do not commission others to do so on our behalf. In fact in March 2013 it became illegal for any company to test cosmetic products or ingredients on animals in Europe.
The issue of animal testing on products and raw materials is one we take very seriously at Boots UK. For over 20 years our policy for cosmetics and toiletries has been that we do not carry out, or ask our suppliers to carry out on our behalf, animal testing on either ingredients or finished products and you can rest assured that we apply our policy rigorously.
We would definitely like to see an end to all animal tests. We fully support the intentions of the BUAV and take a keen interest in the development and introduction of alternative forms of safety testing.”
*BUAV is now known as Cruelty Free International
What this means is that we now have a simple solution to items such as:
- Nail varnish remover
- Face Wash
- Face Masks
- Hand creams
- Make up remover wipes
- Shaving Cream
- Foundation Brushes
- Hand Wash
- Sun Cream
The Boots own range is so extensive and covers all amenities! And the next part of great news – it’s a very affordable range!
No 7 is a fabulous choice for simple makeup too. I love the lipsticks, lip crayons (my personal favorite!) and nail varnish. Even if you aren’t keen on any particular colours, their base and top coats are a great starting point.
Check out some No. & products here www.boots.ie/no7 . They also have a range of self tanning products.
Check out www.boots.ie for more details. Or pop into your nearest shop. Chances are, I’ll see you there with my six baskets!