Say Bye To Radioactive Nails With Trust Fund Beauty’s Ethical Polish
We’ve all seen the pics: poor baby rabbits, their fluffy white fur burned off to expose irritated, red skin, all due to unfriendly testing practices. Trust Fund Beauty founder Samara Granofsky wasn’t with the animal testing practices that have run rampant in the beauty industry for years, and as such has created a cruelty-free, 100% vegan nail polish line. Trust Fund polishes come in all colors of the rainbow: from a deep navy entitled ‘Got Yacht’ to a ballet slipper pink called ‘Do You Know Who My Father Is?’. They dry quickly and are magically chip resistant – proof that being cruelty free does not require sacrificing quality. We got the low-down on ethical beauty products from Samara. After reading, take a gander in your makeup bag and ensure that your faves are as healthy for your furry friends as they are for your face.
What’s the best way to ensure your products really are cruelty free? What are some ingredients that should not be in products?
Make sure to always read the labels of your beauty products – all products that really are cruelty-free will be clearly labeled. And because no one wants radioactive nails, at Trust Fund Beauty we don’t use any harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, DBP, toluene and camphor in our polishes. For us, if you can’t pronounce the ingredients in your nail polish, then they have got to go.
Can you paint your puppy’s nails with these colors? How can you make him stay still?
I paint my poodle’s nails all the time and she loves it! She sits still during her manicures, and because Trust Fund Beauty polishes are quick drying she doesn’t have to sit still for too long! Fun fact, I also paint my cats nails.
What does it mean when beauty products are not vegan?
Some cosmetics are made with crushed bugs for pigment (ew!) or contain animal oils and fats.
In the future, do you think more beauty lines will follow your example and become cruelty-free?
I think that more and more people are looking for cruelty-free products, so the beauty industry will rise to meet customers’ demands. Trust Fund Beauty is not only cruelty- free to animals, but humans as well! We will NEVER source or make materials in countries with questionable human rights records or practices.
What are some other ways to be cruelty free with your beauty routine?
We swear by the importance of a well-manicured hand and a perfectly primped lifestyle. There are tons of companies out there that deliver with cruelty-free products—everything from face soap to spray tans. These products work just as well, if not better, than products that do test on animals. Our polish is still chip resistant, quick drying and highly pigmented: not testing on animals doesn’t mean lacking in quality.