Cruelty Free products

In the last couple of weeks we have had a few messages and IG discussions with people about cruelty free and where we draw the line and why so I thought it might be an ideal blog post! We have been cruelty free since we started - in part because we have a house full of animals and couldn't bear the thought of animal testing - and partly because we realised there was a another way to go. Lets lay things on the line; in 2017 there is no need WHATSOEVER for beauty products to be tested on animals. Most of the component ingredients have been tested for many many years and we have loads of data to indicate what the reactions could be, we also know the safe limits and (especially if you are in the EU and work with Safety Assessments) these have been set. All products bought to market within the EU are by the nature of the certification process...
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Is vintage here to stay?

So, as we all know vintage is EVERYWHERE .....don't get me wrong I'm not complaining, its how we make a living! But is it sustainable, is it here to stay or is it a trend that will change and then disappear? I think, to a certain extent there will always be a fascination with that kind of faded glamour epitomised by the golden age of hollywood and the 50s but as we all age and our children grow up, does that mean that the appeal of the 50s will be replaced by the 80s and 90s? What do you think?  Are we stuck in a time warp of the 50s or will it just phase out and get replaced by antiques, retro or flea markets?  ...
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Going cruelty free…

Our BareBear range of BareSoaps and BareCandles are designed to be as natural as possible and we wholeheartedly support the anti-animal testing stance taken by the cosmetics industry as a result of the EU testing ban. However, we do not support the BUAV and our products will not display any BUAV logos despite the integrity of the natural and cruelty free nature being intact. Quite simply we do not agree with the BUAVs association with the BodyShop given that the BodyShop is owned by L'Oreal, one of the worst proponents of animal testing, in our opinion. So, please be assured our products ARE cruelty free, natural and free from SLS, Parabens, Palm Oil and all the other nasties.   If you want to read up on cruelty free please try this  ...
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