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Once upon a time… I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed for the thousandth time that day, and I came across a video that was shared by a page I follow. It was all about how lovely innocent furry creatures were being used in a lab to be test subjects for makeup.
And it really pulled on my heart strings. These beautiful creatures were being used and abused for the sake of our mascara and foundation. Since then, (approx. 2 years ago) I made the effort to research makeup and hair products before I bought them to see if they were cruelty free. If they were, fabulous, into my basket they went! And if not, back on the shelf they went. It took a lot of time to transition all of my products, because I was trying to use up everything I had.
Animal testing, according to Cruelty Free International, is “any scientific experiment or test in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm.”
More information is available here at: https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/why-we-do-it/what-animal-testing
The aim of this blog is to help make shopping for cruelty free products a bit easier and help cut out some of the research you’d have to do!
Some main points to focus on:
- Some companies carry out third party testing
- Some claim products are cruelty free, but the individual ingredients have been tested on animals
- If a product is sold in China, it is required by law to be tested on animals. Any brand that sells in China therefor tests on animals
I will show some of the fabulous products I love from various brands. You can bookmark or save this blog on your phone so if you’re browsing around Boots and aren’t too sure what you can buy, open this and have a quick look!
*I am not affiliated with any cosmetic or beauty brands. The purpose of this blog is purely informative. Opinions are my own *