Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Text: Anna Plaszczyk, photos: press release

25 January 2018

Lips, pencils, pure pigments, nail lacquers – all Cruelty Free and great looking. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics does not use animal-derived ingredients and does not test cosmetics on animals. Its worth to know these vegan cosmetics from New York.

Founded in the New York City kitchen of makeup artist David Klasfeld, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics began in 2004 with only two shades of lip balm. Since then, the brand has grown into an entire range of innovative, professional-quality makeup. Best known for Lip Tar, a high-pigment liquid lipstick collection, OCC is cruelty-free and PETA-certified as 100 percent vegan.

In a time when many cosmetic companies make the claim that their products are "Cruelty Free" simply because Animal Testing has become unfashionable and less cost-effective, OCC felt it was necessary to raise the bar on this issue. They pledge never to use animal-derived ingredients (including Lanolin, Beeswax, Carmine and more) in products and accessories.

"The first step is admitting you have a problem," says company founder David Klasfeld, "I did and the result is a line obsessively crafted from the finest ingredients possible, to celebrate the driving compulsions of makeup fanatics everywhere."

Beyond any personal convictions, OCC simply believe that its unnecessary, especially when there are alternatives that are just as readily available, and equally effective in the formulation of their products. Further, you need not necessarily be aligned with animal rights issues to reap the benefits of a vegan cosmetic line: animal ingredients can be amongst the most allergenic and skin reactive.