One step closer to banning cosmetic animal testings in China!

What wonderful news!

 

Up until now, there have been barriers stopping cruelty free cosmetic brands looking to manufacture and market their products in China. Cruelty Free International are working on a project to make it so that international brands will be able to avoid testing on animals by producing cosmetics in China that don’t need post-market testing.
 
CEO of Cruelty Free International Michelle Thew, said: “We know there is demand from consumers in China for cruelty free cosmetics and incentive for companies to operate in the Chinese market. Having worked intensely with our partners in China, we are delighted to be able to announce this ground-breaking project. This is a great opportunity for us to gauge the level of demand from international brands to register their interest in entering the market in China. This is a really exciting scheme that could benefit animals, consumers and cruelty free companies alike.”
 
We applaud CFI and support them in all their efforts. With China being one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing market for cosmetics, it is super important for us to back them. Many international brands currently do not sell there due to the requirement to test on animals as part of the product registration process.
Here's to making cosmetic animal testing is looking like it's going to be a thing of the past. Watch this space.
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Mei
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March 21, 2019 by Geraint Fisher

Vegan Skincare comes to MeiKind!

 

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Up until now, MeiKind have specialised in bringing our customers the UK's vegan, cruelty free cosmetics to one place. We quickly noticed there was a demand and that this was only the beginning. 

Over recent years there has been a surge of people asking WHAT. What. Is is in my food. Is in my makeup? Is in my perfume? What is in my skin care? 

We care. We're educating ourselves on not only how these products can effect our bodies...  but also on how these products can affect our planet. How incredible and exciting is that!? Companies are catching on taking pride in where they source their ingredients, our hope is that eventually no skin care, perfumes, cosmetics will contain animal derived ingredients, be tested on on animals, or harm our beautiful planet. 

With that, we would like to introduce to you our new vegan skincare products. We've started by teaming up with UpCircle and The Gentle Label

 

Coffee Face Scrub - Floral Blend

 

UpCircle are an amazing company who create skin care such as face scrubs and serums from our left off coffee grounds! GENIUS! They had this clever idea back in 2015, seeing how much waste was coming from London coffee shops. 

MeiKind are stocking UpCircles 3 coffee face scrubs:

  1. Floral Blend - sensitive skin
  2. Herbal Blend - oily/combination skin
  3. Citrus Blend - dry/dehydrated skin

As well as a beautiful organic face serum, suitable for all skin types, and full of antioxidant-rich coffee and rosehip oils for fading dark spots and brightening complexion.

 

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The Gentle Label have stripped skin care back to the basics. They are beautifully simple yet effective. 

The Gentle Label face wash gently foams to removes daily grime and deep cleans pores without stripping away skin’s natural oils. And The Gentle label rose mist acts as a toner and whilst hydrating skin. No gimmicks, no bells and whistles. These products are just simple and do what they say on the tin. 

 

 

As you can probably tell, we're pretty excited to expand into skin care and venture into more and more kind, vegan and cruelty products. 

Be gentle. Be kind. 
 
Mei
February 24, 2019 by Mei Fisher

Brand Spotlight! Beauty Without Cruelty

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Beauty without Cruelty.... the name tells you a lot. This kind and ethical company produce only vegan and cruelty free cosmetics, sharing our passion for feel good, vegan make up. The MeiKind team are so proud we're able to work with them and bring you their 100% vegan makeup. 

Soft Natural Lipgloss by Beauty Without Cruelty

These beautiful, conditioning and non-sticky lip glosses contain jojoba oil and castor seed oil for rapid moisture penetration. Sealing moisture in for smooth, supple lips and acting as a barrier against harmful environmental influences. Drenching your lips in shine and juicy colour, delivered perfectly evenly by our silky soft applicator tip. 

Natural Infusion Matte Moisturising Lipstick by Beauty Without Cruelty

And these natural, moisturising, matte lips sticks are so rich in colour, giving a luxury smooth application. Long lasting blends of natural waxes and oils enriches and protects the lips all day. An inspiring collection of unique shades ranging from soft and pale nudes to a bright and outrageous plum. 

Often these kind of products would contain animal derived Glycerine, otherwise known as animal fat, as well as beeswax. We live in a time where we no longer need to rely on animal parts to be able to produce make up, technology and innovation has brought us that! Beauty Without Cruelty perfectly demonstrate this. 

MeiKind choose to bring you these vegan alternatives, because why should animals suffer for your vanity. We predict that feel good, cruelty free cosmetics is only going to become more and more popular in 2019, let's make this happen together. 

Mei
February 11, 2019 by Mei Fisher
Why Vegan Beauty?

Why Vegan Beauty?

Make up is make up right? No nasties, just fun powders, liquids, creams we put on our face... right? 

As you may already know, this unfortunately is not the case.

With the recent boom of veganism and information being easily accessible in the palm of our hands through mobile phones, more and more consumers are researching exactly what goes into their bodies. The rise in those eating a plant based diet is unprecedented, and vegan beauty is following closely behind. The want for clean, organic, vegan and cruelty free make up is on the rise and for good reason. 

For background on what is in your make up, check out our blog 'Wait, what did you say is in my make up'

But why should we be making a conscious effort to make sure our make up is cruelty free? Apart from the fact that testing on animals is cruel and most of us don't want to have a hand in that, using environmentally friendly products is more important than ever. Using plant based products will only help with our ever over used and neglected planet. 

Ultimately, if a product 'needs' to be tested on an animal because its got horrible nasties in that could potentially harm me... I don't want to put that on my face and body thank you very much. 

It seems I'm not the only one, the Vegan Society has seen a 360 per cent uptake in veganism. Due to reduced emissions and waste materials, veganism is said to be better for our planet and has therefore sparked the growth in demand for products that are environmentally conscious. 

MeiKind only provide vegan make up, but many are also certified organic. So if you're looking for clean make up, check them out.

I'd love to know you're thoughts on this subject, one that is very close to my heart, so please feel free to leave a comment.

Mei

 

 

 

April 08, 2018 by Mei Fisher
Plump, Luscious Lips

Plump, Luscious Lips

Do you want plump, juicy lips? Or just fancy changing up your look today? There are so many tricks you can do to emphasis and plump up lips without having to go under the knife. I love how easy it is to play around with lip colour and shape depending on the look you're going for.

Let me share some fun tricks and steps for you to try out. 

  Prep 

Firstly, you want to prep the lips. I like to gently exfoliate my lips with a toothbrush and warm water, just to get rid of any dead skin. 

Optional step: If you want to really plump up those lips, take a teaspoon of coconut oil and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix them together and apply them to lips, this will feel tingly as it brings blood to the surface of the lips, plumping and giving them that just kissed look. Leave the mix on the lips for up to 10 minutes. 

  Nourish 

As you can imagine, your lips can feel pretty dry after that so I immediately apply a lip balm or serum. My current fave and lip savior is INIKA's organic lip serum.

  Contour 

Use a concealer such as BWCs cream concealer pencil, to line the outside of your lips to give them that super 3D effect 3. Blend the line out so its not too harsh and looks natural. 

  Line

Line lips with your chosen lip shade. Over line lips if you want them to look even plumper. Using a lip liner gives that clean lip line and longer lasting colour. We recommend PHB's organic lip crayons or Barry M's lip liner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Fill in

If you want really juicy, plump lips, go for a lip gloss or a high shine lipstick. Barry M's Gelly High Shine Lips and Saturated Colours Lip Vinyl liquid lipsticks are perfect for this. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer matte lipsticks then I'd recommend blending two lipstick shades. Use a darker liner and lipstick on the outer edges of your lips like a contour, and a lighter shade to use on the higher points like a highlighter. Matte Me Up Lip Paint from Barry M and Zao's certified organic, Matte Lipsticks are my absolute favorites on a daily basis.  

  Highlight

Highlight the high points of your lips, so your cupids bow and the middle of your bottom lip to give further definition. There are so many highlighters I love right now, but currently I'm loving this illuminating palette, particularly the shade 'Iced Pink'... it's so pretty!

Optional step: Add a bit of bronzer just under your bottom lip to use like a contour

 

 

And that's it! Comment below if you tried out any of these tips or tried any of the products we mentioned. Just have fun, that's what makeup is all about. Use feel good make up from MeiKind.co.uk to keep it cruelty free and totally vegan!

Mei
April 01, 2018 by Mei Fisher
Where it all started, Veganuary!

Where it all started, Veganuary!

Who's doing Veganuary this month? This is where it all started for Mei, and here is her story.
January 20, 2018 by Mei Fisher
Brand Spotlight! PHB Ethical Beauty

Brand Spotlight! PHB Ethical Beauty

MeiKind couldn't be more honored to bring to you PHB Ethical Beauty cosmetics. Read more to see our top pick.
January 14, 2018 by Mei Fisher
WELCOME TO MEIKIND!

WELCOME TO MEIKIND!

Ready. Set. LAUNCH!
January 10, 2018 by Mei Fisher
Wait! What's in my make up?

Wait! What's in my make up?

Have you ever wondered, what's really in our everyday make up?

This may shock you.

January 07, 2018 by Mei Fisher