There is a growing number of people with ethical concerns regarding their purchases. One of the areas that raises the most issues is the cosmetics area, due to the fact that, for many years, animal testing was considered legal. Although there is now a new law banning the selling of animal tested cosmetics in Europe, there are stores that have been selling cruelty-free products from the start.
Here are some of Barcelona’s cruelty-free cosmetic stores:
The Living Stone
The store sells products like bath oils, home essences, colognes, body and face creams and bath salts. It also offers a massage service performed with the use of their products.
The Living Stone is located at Carrer Petritxol, 4. The best way to get there is by using the green line (L3) of the subway, exiting at Liceu.
Adonia works with more than 50 brands, selling more than 2,200 certified natural cosmetic products. The store sells perfumes, makeup, family products, hair products, solar products and products designed for face and body. The store works with brands like Mossa, Pranarom, Ren, Sla Maquillaje, Fitne, Flora, Dr. Hauschka, Isle of Wolf and Green people.
There are two Adonia stores in Barcelona, one at Carrer de Balmes, 85 and one at Tavessera de Gràcia 157.
To get to the store in Balmes, take the green (L3) or yellow (L4) line of the subway, exiting at Passeig de Gràcia. To get to the store at Travessera de Gràcia, take the green line (L3), exiting at Fontana.
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Amapola is an ecologic cosmetics store selling natural products created with plant extracts with no added conservatives, artificial coloring or petrol derivates. The brand’s number one objective is to respect both the environment and the skin’s natural balance. None of their products are tested on animals, though they do sell products with beeswax, milk and honey.
At Amapola you will find products for men and women and children, products for sensitive skin, dry skin, oily skin, products for face, body, feet and a lot more.
The store is located at Calle Boria, 20. The best way to get there is by taking the yellow line (L4) of the subway and exiting at Jaume I.
Olokuti is a store that sells ecologic, biologic and fair trade products like clothing, food, accessories and books. The store also has a selection of cruelty-free cosmetics from brands like Corpore Sano, Eco Cosmetics, Urtekram, Weleda, Redecker, Salutella, Monte-Bianco and Natur Hurtig.
There are two Olokuti stores in Barcelona: one at Carrer Astúries, 36 and one at Arenas Shopping Center at Plaza Espanya. The best way to get to the one in Astúries is by taking the green line (L3) of the subway, exiting a Fontana. To get to the store in Arenas take the green (L3) or red (L1) line and exit at Espanya.