While the Philippines still does not have the same regulations, it does not mean that our home, bath and cleaning products cannot be cruelty-free.
Here is a peak into some of the cruelty-free products that I use. All are not tested on animals and vegan. The brands may have non-vegan variants, but the ones shown in pictures below are most certainly vegan.
Some products that I use are not shown because for aesthetic reasons, I transfer them into uniform Muji containers. Products that I use and not shown are Desert Essence facial wash, Nature's Gate conditioner, Human Heart Nature shaving oil, Going Green pet shampoo (Scrappy uses this, not me), and Avalon Organics lotion. For cleaning products, I use Messy Bessy and Ritual. Both are local companies that do not test on animals, the variants that I use are vegan, and both companies accept empty containers of their products.
This list is by no means comprehensive. You can search online for a more complete list or download the Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free app. Remember to check two things: animal testing and animal ingredients/ products and by-products.
It takes only a few minutes of our time, but for the animals it means that their happiness, freedom, and lives are at stake.
Veganism is non-violence. Please choose non-violence. Why not start with your bathroom?