Sometimes we don't think things through, even when it comes to beauty and makeup. I guess you love your lipstick, your amazing foundation or your i-don't-know-what infused face cream. But what if all these products you love so much, made innocent animals suffer or even die ? Would you still repurchase them?
Sometimes we are ignorant. I bet there are people (mostly women) who actually never thought that MAYBE their natural bristle makeup brushes (usually made with goat hair) where manufactured not after "giving the goat a haircut" but after tearing the goat's skin apart. To your information, the goats and other animals used for their hair are not dead before their hair is extracted, but they die during the process. The proper word for that is torture.
Some interesting facts :
According to Leaping Bunny , more than 100 million animals are burnt, crippled, poisoned and abused every year in the United States ONLY!
Several cosmetic tests commonly performed on mice, rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs include:
What about China ?
Companies conducting animal testing are banned from this blog.
Procter and Gamble
Johnson & Johnson
Bausch + Lomb
Some of you might say... but it has a label: Cruelty free! Non animal testing! yeah sure...
Due to the pressure from consumers,many cosmetic companies are placing labels on their products like: "cruelty free" and "not tested on animals." What do these labels actually mean? Some products with these labels have only used non-animal testing methods, but other's make the claim and then sneak around the issue. In some cases, the individual ingredients have been tested on animals in the past, but not the final product. Other companies hire labs to do the testing and then they just stick the "cruelty free" label on their packaging.
And how NO animal testing companies test ?
The main non-animal test employed in cosmetic laboratories today is called the Neutral Red Uptake Assay. This test essentially uses cells in a glass dish. The chemicals in cosmetics are then added to the dishes. A special dye that reacts differently to dead and live cells is added. The researchers then analyze the results with a computer to determine the risk a chemical will have on the cells. These types of tests are known as in vitro, a method which literally translates to "in glass."
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