Recently I made a conscious effort to ensure that all my beauty products are 100% cruelty free. After I started blogging I began doing a bit of research into the brands that still use animal testing for their products and discovered that thankfully for every brand that does, there are dozens that dont.
On that note, I thought i’d share 5 simple reasons why you might want to consider switching to cruelty-free products (I also threw in a handful of Lisa Simpson gifs, because she’s the cutest animal activist going)
Hundreds of great beauty brands are cruelty-free
There are so many amazing cruelty-free brands readily available today. Gone are the days when choosing cruelty-free products meant breaking the bank or having to go to a specific store just to purchase a bar of soap. NOPE, those days are way behind us. Luckily even the mainstream household name brands have gone cruelty-free.
Animal testing for beauty products is unnecessary.
Firstly, cosmetics are 90% for vanity, lets be honest. Makeup, skincare etc is used to enhance the way we look, so why should innocent animals suffer for that? Not to mention the fact that companies today can choose from a list of over 7,000 ingredients that have already been proven as safe to use for consumers, so what is the need to test on animals? It is said that the companies that make the choice to test more ingredients on animals do so because they want to discover new ingredients that could potentially lead to increased profits.
Animal testing is crueler than you think
I was shocked when I discovered the extent labs go to test products and the level of cruelty they inflict on the poor animals tested. I won’t go into detail but if you want to know more you can read it here.
Many Cruelty-free brands are budget-friendly
As I mentioned previously, buying cruelty-free cosmetics is no longer a pricey ordeal. Some of the cheapest brands in the makeup/beauty world are now cruelty-free including ELF, Pixi beauty Lush and Bomb Cosmetics, just to name a few!
You can make a difference
Finally, by choosing to buy cruelty-free makeup and beauty products you are essentially sending a message to the beauty industry in a way they understand – money. If enough consumers boycott brands that still choose to test on animals, we can make a change and hopefully influence them to stop testing on innocent animals.