Animal cruelty. Although this topic is hard to talk about, it’s up to us animal lovers to open the eyes of the ignorant and inform them of the reality behind most consumer products. While the world is beginning to open their hearts to animals (a recent poll showing 78% of Americans believe that testing on animals is unethical) this does not make for changes. People have to do more than merely disagree with the concept of animal testing. We have to stop purchasing and supporting companies that adhere to the old school animal testing philosophies.
With this thought in mind, we wanted to take a closer look at our skin care options. Clearly we gals want our skin to look good, but the question is, “Can we look good AND feel good about the products we’re using?”. Whether you’re needing a new lotion, cleanser or facial scrub, the answer is a resounding YES! There are TONS of legitimate and quality companies who believe in cruelty-free beauty care. The greatness behind choosing a skin care item that is cruelty-free is that you can essentially conclude that the ingredients used were derived from a natural source. We do not need chemicals on our skin anyway – which is the largest reason why companies still choose to test on animals, to ensure that the chemicals in their products are not harmful to humans.
Bottom line, throw away your Dove lotion and say hello to our new favorite: Shea Moisture!
Below are a few of the top cruelty-free brands that we have replaced our cabinets with. Our skin and our hearts have never felt better!
If you’re out and about, download the app for your cell phone called “Cruelty Cutter”. With this app, when you’re shopping at the store, all you have to do is scan the item that you are considering purchasing and the app will INSTANTLY tell you whether or not it is tested on animals. IT. IS. AWESOME.
Let’s change the world together! One purchase at a time!