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Where to buy cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics in Australia

Finding beauty products that are cruelty free, vegan, and palm oil free can be tricky. Websites such as PETA and Animals Australia list companies that test on animals, but I still want to know whether the product is vegan, grey water safe, made from recycled materials, palm oil free, and affordable.

Below is a list of brands available in Australia that my friends and I used to switch out old products once we’d finished using them. It was difficult to find ones that meet all the desired criteria. However the good news is that companies are working towards this gap in the market, so it will only get easier.

Unfortunately, most companies do not report how ethically their products are sourced. Although it is good to hear that Lush and The Body Shop are tracing the source of their ingredients and collaborating with farmers to ensure fair trade where possible.

Brand Products Cruelty free Vegan Palm oil freeWhere to buy?
A’kin Skin care
Hair care
All products All products All products
Chemist Warehouse
Priceline
Australis Make up All
products
Specific products
view the range here
Uses certified
sustainable palm oil
Chemist Warehouse
Priceline
Kmart Big W
E.L.F Make up
Skin care
Beauty tools
All products All products No available
information
Kmart
Certain chemists
Store locator here
LushSkin care
Hair care
Fragrances
Bath & shower
All productsMost products
check labels
Uses certified
sustainable palm oil
Lush stores
Find a store here
Napoleon Perdis Make up
Skin care
All products Selected products
unclear which ones
No available
information
Napoleon stores, find a store here
Myer
David Jones
Organic Care
(by Natures Organics)
Hair care
Hand/body wash
All products All Organic Care
products
Uses certified
sustainable palm oil
Coles Woolworths
Sukin Skin care Hair care

All products All products Uses uncertified
palm oil
Chemist Warehouse Priceline
Thank You Skin care
Baby products
All products Selected range
view the list here
Uses certified
sustainable palm oil
Chemist Warehouse
Priceline
Coles
Woolworths
Baby bunting Big W
The Body Shop Make up
Skin care
Hair care
Fragrance
All products Selected products, check labelsUses certified
sustainable palm oil
The Body Shop stores

Of course, the next step towards environmental sustainability would be using waste/plastic free products. Making small steps to encourage companies to act in more ethical and environmentally friendly way is a powerful place to start.

Effect the Change.

Small actions, big changes

Alex Mealey

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