NEEK Skin Organics: Australian skincare company eliminates the bull semen, invests in vegan products

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Angelique Ahearn battled sensitive skin for decades and had to carefully check the ingredients in her cosmetics. She was often shocked, finding crushed beetles, bull semen, and sheep grease in popular products.

After consulting for a skincare brand, she recognized a gap waiting to be filled: natural skincare that wasn’t lumpy and brown and tested on animals. She quit her job and launched NEEK Skin Organics in 2014 (motto: “testing on sisters, not animals”).