hello skinfood lovers,
Patrizia here, the undeniably awesome and super talented (not to mention insanely funny) director, founder and product tester of Butt Naked. (Ohh and Hunter my dingo as my smiley sidekick) I thought I’d quickly take the time to explain to you all how proud we are as a skincare brand to be both completely cruelty-free and very vegan.
we are certified a cruelty-free company by choose cruelty free limited.
Myself and Butt Naked do not believe in animal testing for beauty, for fashion, or for sport. I also wanted to help our 4 legged fur babies by donating 5% of our profits to Melbourne based no-kill animal shelter Save-A-Dog-Scheme (high fives each other).
So, let me take you waaaay back to when I was just a little ‘un. At 15 I made a choice to go veggie and I’ve never looked back. To me, the guilt of eating animals really got to me, so I made a change. Now I’m three years vegan
and lovin’ livin’ my life on the vege (like edge, but veganified).
From a young age, I’ve always hated seeing animals in distress, from the trucks of cattle on the road, to the treatment of animals in tourist destinations around the world and even in the movie Bambi (you know what scene I’m talking about). The welfare of animals has always been something I’m passionate about and it’s super difficult knowing that there are animals being treated unfairly and inhumanely. This is one of the major reasons why Butt Naked has been cruelty-free from the get-go. I also like animals more than humans (my friends will back me up on this claim) so there is no way I would start harming them for the sake of creating skincare, when I knew I could design something awesome in an eco-friendly and compassionate way.
Both the environment and its animals have always held a very special place in my heart. My travel bug has seen me visit breathtaking places, but sometimes it’s hard to see how our human footprint can contribute to the destruction of our amazing world. And because I’ve grown up with many fur babies, I hate the thought of hurting or neglecting our four legged friends. So Butt Naked being anything other than vegan was a no brainer. I’ll keep it short. For me, being vegan means I feel like I'm doin' my bit to help prevent the exploitation of animals, and environmentally to help decrease the use of fossil fuels and help protect rainforests. My awareness on the effect to our planet made it easy for butt naked to follow in my animal lovin’ footsteps.
So that brings us here. We’re committed to actively sourcing high-quality alternatives to the animal ingredients found in other products and promise to only test our skincare on human butts. I hope I don’t sound preachy, it definitely not my intention, I just want to give you all an honest and real insight into why Butt naked is who we are and why we choose vegan as our way to start changing the planet and all its inhabitants for the better.
Okay, time for me to give my dingo baby some love and attention, he’s a lil’ needy.
Keep it real, keep it clean.
patrizia & hunter xo