I am not going to persuade anybody why to stop using brands that test on animals in their laboratories (or laboratories in China, so then some brands just put in their policies: “We do not test our products on animals nor do we permit others to do so except where it is required by law.” – so whoever sells in China, they do test on animals for sure!), I won’t show you here horrible pictures of animals with burnt, red skin, poor swollen eyes or cuts on their bodies. You can google it and see yourself if you have a strong nerves. I just want to ask do you know what you really use? Are you aware that some substances in your cosmetics caused death or injury of a poor animal? So are they actually good for you and your health too? I would not be so sure about it, but the choice is yours.
What is animal testing?
According to crueltyfreeinternational.org
animal test 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. Animal experiments are not the same as taking your companion animal to the vet.
Animal experiments include:
injecting or force feeding animals with potentially harmful substances
exposing animals to radiation
surgically removing animals’ organs or tissues to deliberately cause damage
forcing animals to inhale toxic gases
subjecting animals to frightening situations to create anxiety and depression
For me it is enough to hear, but if you want more you can go directly to this website.
Brands to AVOID (tested on animals 100%)
L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Johnson & Johnson, S.C. Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, Church & Dwight, Unilever, and Dial/Henkel (more crueltyfreekitty.com)
Yes, it is a lot, there are mostly the most popular brands – actually I still have some cruel brands randomly in my house (like gifts from someone or unaware shopping from long time ago), anyway… it is possible to change it from now on. You just have to educate yourself a little bit and avoid this trashy cosmetics. Keep reading.
Bellow I present a list of brands which do NOT test on animals, some of cosmetics on this list are 100% vegan (which means parabens and other health disasters free). The list has been made by crueltyfreekitty.com and for me it is awesome and very helpful.
Because I do care what I use, not only because of hypothyroidism I do not want in my cosmetics parabens, parafinum liquidium etc (more in my article top 5 toxic ingredients in your cosmetics), my list is kind of limited, but at least being cruelty – free client is a really big step, trust me.
This list contains:
- LIST OF CRUELTY-FREE BRANDS
- CRUELTY-FREE GUIDES
- SEPHORA: CRUELTY-FREE BRANDS
- DRUGSTORE: CRUELTY-FREE BRANDS
What do you think about animal testing? Do you know some cruelty free, organic brands that you would recommend?