For today’s post we’re going to do something a little different. I am VERY choosy about what brands I give my money to. If they’re not cruelty free, they’re automatically on the do not buy list. However, there are some brands that are cruelty free that I still refuse to buy from. I thought it might be helpful if I created a comprehensive list of the brands I refuse to support, at least for the foreseeable future.
Here’s a disclaimer: I do not care what you buy because I don’t pay your bills. If any of these brands are your ride or die, that’s fine. Keep in mind, brands don’t have feelings and we’re all allowed to choose who we support. I know people get very sensitive about this topic but I am not criticizing you or your choices. This is about me and me alone. Now, let’s get into it!
Physicians Formula is the newest addition to my crap list. They recently decided to do what Wet n Wild did last year and start selling in China. They still claim to be cruelty free but since they are selling in China, they can be subject to post market testing. If you’d like to learn more about this, check out Cruelty Free Kitty’s post.
Morphe is another new addition to my do not buy list. I’m just so over everything about them. I’m sick of the people they collab with. I’m sick of them lying about stupid things. I’m just sick of them. If you’re unaware of their many controversies, a quick YouTube search will give you a plethora of information about their shady business practices.
I don’t think there’s a more polarizing person in the beauty community than Jeffree Star. You either love him or… you don’t. I do not. I personally think he’s rude, tacky and an all around negative person. Since he is the face of his brand and I would never support him, I can’t support Jeffree Star Cosmetics either.
Just like with Jeffree Star Cosmetics, I’ll never support Jaclyn Cosmetics. Jaclyn Hill has been proven time and time again to be a liar and untrustworthy. There are too many indie and mainstream brands out there that deserve my money WAY more than this dumpster fire of a brand.
Juvia’s Place is the only brand on this list that truly hurts me not to support. I love their products and they are cruelty free. However, the owner is a vile person. I gave this brand multiple chances but the owner could not manage to stop being rude and hateful on social media. She showed an extreme lack of respect for not only the people that dislike her but for the supporters of her own brand. There’s “receipts” on YouTube for all the drama but I don’t care to get into all of that. I hope that one day there is true change so I can support a brand I love once again.
I prefer to talk about the brands I love more than the ones I don’t but I do think it’s important to explain why I’m opposed to reviewing certain products. I choose to vote with my dollar and while these brands will never miss my money, it makes me sleep better at night knowing they don’t have it. I would love to hear your thoughts on this but please keep it civil. Thank you for reading and have a great day!