While the definitions of vegan and cruelty-free are not altogether aligned, at its heart, the principle behind each is the same. Both labels represent, and are champions for, the protection of our furry and not-so-furry animal friends and their rights. However, with this fundamental principle in mind the definitions seem to yield an ethical gap
For us, sunscreen is not a nice to have, it’s an essential body care product (especially since we tend to live in sun baked Australia most of the time). But, as with most consumer products in this space, we’ve struggled to find truly sustainable alternatives. Just about every drug store option that I’ve seen is either far from eco-friendly and / or unhealthy….