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More and more people recognize the importance of using organic, bio or chemical-free cosmetics. But there is another important factor that we may not pay enough attention when buying cosmetics and makeups: whether the product was tested on animals or not.
Thanks to the persistent work of animal rights activists and organizations the animal protection awareness is constantly growing, moreover cosmetic animal testing is now banned in the European Union, India, Israel, and Norway.
Good news for the ladies that the range of cruelty-free make-up products is expanding. On average, they are a little more expensive than the other ones, but it’s worth paying for that price. Why?
For the benefit of the animals
Testing any kind of products on animals is a cruel and selfish practice of humanity. According to Human Society International Organization, approximately 100,000-200,000 animals suffer and die just for cosmetics every year around the world. There are a lot of alternatives available to test products, without subject animals to cruel practices to prove that the products are hypoallergenic and safe to use.
For the benefit of the environment
Animal testing has a huge impact on environment pollution:
- Energy: a shocking fact is that the quantity of energy consumed by research animal facilities is up to ten times more than offices.
- Chemicals: a wide range of chemicals are involved in every step of animal research.
- Waste production: thousands of animal bodies are discarded after use in research and testing every year. Many of them contaminated with toxic or hazardous chemicals.
For the benefit of your skin
Most of the cruelty-free makeups are free of synthetic chemicals, so they have the benefit of being more natural for your skin as well. By using natural or organic cosmetics and makeups your skin feels much more balanced and shows fewer signs of angst.
Say NO to cruel animal testing!