All posts filed under: Cruelty Free

Inspirational Vegan: James Aspey

James Aspey is one of Australia’s best known vegans.  Having beaten cancer, he decided to get healthy and went vegetarian. His journey led him to become vegan, and to his Voiceless365 campaign for which he took a year’s vow of silence in support of voiceless animals. Here he tells us about his journey and life as a vegan and animal rights activist. Tell us how and why you decide to go vegan? I decided to go vegan when I realised that by being vegetarian I was still paying people to exploit, mutilate, torture and slaughter animals for foods and products I could easily do without. Contributing to such cruelty was far from the kind, peaceful, compassionate person I strive to be. Once I was convinced I could be healthy as a vegan (in fact, healthier!) there was nothing left to it but to do it. And it’s easily one of the best things I’ve ever done. Pretty much every vegan I’ve ever spoken to agrees. What does being vegan mean to you?  Being vegan is the most …

Inspirational Woman: Zoe Tuckwell-Smith

Zoe Tuckwell-Smith is one of Australia’s best-loved young actresses. Known for her leading role in Winners & Losers, she has appeared in many films and TV series, including Home & Away, All Saints and thriller, Gone. She lives in Melbourne with actor/director partner Damon Gameau and their one-year-old daughter, Velvet. Your little girl has just turned one! How has your life changed in a year? Magnificently. I never expected to love being a mummy as much as I do. It’s the most joyful I’ve ever felt! How do you juggle working as an actress and being a mum? I don’t really! I only went back for a few months after Velvet was born to finish up a job I’d been on for some time. It was really difficult juggling it all. I’m finished now and have taken the rest of the year off to be a mum. Are you a healthy eater? Yes, I eat really well and enjoy cooking a lot. I prefer savoury food over sweet any day and I’m sure most of …

New year detox – get juicing!

Even the healthiest of us overdo it over the holiday season, and that’s totally fine. It’s the season to eat drink and be merry after all and there’s nothing wrong with letting your hair down and enjoying yourself! After New Year celebrations are over, start the year afresh and cleanse all the naughtiness out of your body, while giving yourself a bit of a vitamin and mineral boost. Homemade juices are the best and tastiest way to get in your daily vitamins, so if Santa didn’t get you a juicer for Christmas, then maybe use your Christmas money to go to the sales and get yourself one. A good quality, easy-clean (there are many that are NOT easy!) juicer is one of the best investments you’ll make when it comes to feeding yourself with healthy goodness. Our all time favourite New Year pick-me-up juice is the fabulous Beetroot, Apple, Carrot and Ginger juice. As you know beetroot is one of our key ingredients and we LOVE it. Pickled, raw, roasted, blended with lemon and horseradish …

Introducing our Naturally Beautiful blog!

Finally we have our own blog! We hope that through our posts you can get to know our values and products better and also get some tips on how to live a healthier life. I’ve wanted to start a blog for ages, but we’ve had such an incredibly busy couple of years, we just haven’t had the time to do it! It’s a great way to share with you all news, ideas, recipes, ingredient information, updates on new product development and all the other interesting snippets and experiences we have every day in the world of Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics! And so this is the next step in our amazing journey! In case you don’t know how Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics began, then click here for a synopsis of my journey to this point! Thank you all and hope you continue to enjoy our products and now our blog! Be beautiful, naturally. Ere x Finalmente “¡Un blog para conocer mejor nuestros valores, productos y una vida de bienestar!” Siempre había querido tener mi propio blog, …

Choose Cruelty Free: Say “No” to animal testing

We would like all Australians to get behind the campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics and to ban the sale of products whose ingredients have been tested on animals. Animal testing for cosmetics has now been banned in the EU for almost two years. Now it’s time for Australia to get on board too. You may not know it but animal testing for cosmetics is still legal in Australia. Although assumed to occur infrequently, there are no official statistics to show how often testing is conducted or how many animals are subjected to suffering. Additionally, many of the cosmetics on sale in Australia’s shops will have been tested on animals in another country and while the actual end product may not have been tested on animals, individual ingredients may have been. There are a great many ways of getting around it and many of the world’s largest cosmetics brands have been tested on animals at some point in the manufacture process. The End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014 seeks to ban both cosmetics animal testing …