Beauty can be Cruelty-Free

While many people trip over semantics and technicalities, the world of cosmetics is evolving. Many brands are embracing fully vegan and cruelty-free principles.

Mopani Pharmacy is proud to be authorised stockists of quite a few vegan and/ or cruelty free beauty product ranges!


Pureology is a hair care range with shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling aids. They pride themselves on their environmentally friendly business practices, as the company takes extraordinary measure to minimise secondary packaging and water use during the manufacturing process. Their products are paraben and mineral oil-free, as well as 100% vegan. None of the products are tested on animals. This high-quality hair care brand boasts sulphate free shampoos and high concentration formulas with leak-proof caps to ensure that your hair retains its colour and moisture, for longer.

View the Pureology range here


Catrice is a cosmetic brand that offers everything from make-up to nail polish and gels. Although not all of their products are fully vegan, none of them are tested on animals. To make sure about which is which, look for labelling on the packaging that would indicate that the product is vegan or cruelty free.

View the Catrice range here

African Extracts Rooibos

This 100% vegan and cruelty free range is one of our favourites. It has skincare products that include face washes, scrubs, lotions, creams, soaps, body butter, oils and more. The ingredients are mostly plant based – and all of them contain Rooibos, one of South Africa’s favourite plants to be used not only for our famous tea, but also in many cosmetic products, due to its powerful antioxidants.

View the African Extracts Rooibos range here

Inoar Vegan Range

This is a hair care brand that is 100% vegan, and cruelty free. They offer shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling products for all different hair types as well as sulphate and paraben free options. Inoar is on PETA’s “Caring Company” list. They ensure that their brand is not only sustainable to the environment but actively empowers the communities of women who inspired the range and adheres to social responsibility, during their manufacturing process.

View the Inoar Vegan Range here



Up to 84% of Essence make-up and nail products are vegan already and they are hoping to increase this number, going forward. Again, you can find out which products are vegan friendly by looking at labelled packaging, and be rest assured that the line is cruelty free.

View the Essence range here

Harvest Table

Collagen is a beauty ingredient one should not forget to include into your regimen. It is part of everything in your body, and acts as the glue that keeps everything together. Most collagen supplements are made from animal sources, but Harvest Table has a vegan pea and rice protein powder supplement available. This Vegan Protein Powder contains the same quantity of Glycine and Proline (amino acids needed for natural collagen production) as a normal animal-based collagen. It also has the Bamboo Silica mineral added to boost collagen production and to act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body.

Disclaimer: This is not a collagen supplement but rather a collagen production boost.

Read more about collagen here: Cutting edge innovation in collagen supplements

View the Harvest Table range here


The Clarins Body range is vegan as well. Some of our favourite products include

Aong their face oils, these are vegan too.



The Marquis de Rocozel’s horse was suffering from stubborn pruritus in 1736. He was healed after a few swims in the Orb River of Avène. This is how the soothing, anti-irritating properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water were discovered.

Avène is a cruelty free brand that uses natural spring water as its key ingredient, however, they made the following statement on their website:

“We do market our products in China. Here tests are imposed by local regulations and performed by private laboratories accredited by the Chinese authorities. Some of these tests are performed on animals.  Eau Thermale Avène Laboratories actively support actions taken by Cosmetics Europe to persuade Chinese authorities to suspend these tests on animals and to use alternative methods available. We believe that by working with the Chinese authorities we will be more likely to succeed in this objective, and we will continue to actively pressurise them until there is a resolution”.

Avène offers a wide range of products for all skin types with a strong focus on skin protection and restoration. View their range in-store at Mopani Pharmacy.


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Dermalogica does not engage in animal testing. They are recognised as cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Further, we have been recognized by the RSPO (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil) for sourcing palm oil in a manner that does not negatively impact local wildlife.

Products that do contain animal derivatives are the Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover (silk amino acids), Active Moist (silk amino acids), Sheer Tint (hydrolysed pearl) and Skin Perfect Primer (hydrolysed pearl). Other than those, the rest of their products are 100% vegan.

View their range in store at Mopani Pharmacy! They offer products for all skin types, and something for every part of your regimen!


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