I really like good cosmetics, and who doesn’t? I like to use good brands with nice ingredients in side and a nice smell lasting on my skin. My preferences are natural, organic goods. I love the way they work, how easy to spread they are, how fast the hydrate my skin and hair.
Very often I used to buy brands belong to L’Oreal, although they are not organic, but are so popular … till one day I found out all their cosmetics were animals tested!
Thousands of poor animals like rabbits, dogs, cats, monkeys, rats are suffering every day in never ending torture (till their dead) in the name of profit and money. I wasn’t able to look on more photos or videos available on the internet showing this so cruel procedure. Unfortunately L’Oreal isn’t the only one concern who tests on animals (there are many others like AVON, etc.) , but as he owns so many brands I think is worth to list them below (the list may need updating from time to time, but generally you can see so good known brands):
Maybelline New York
La Roche Posay
Viktor & Rolf
Maison Martin Margiela
The Body Shop
You can check more information below this link:
or go to PETA web page as well:
Getting a new lipstick or hair spray isn’t really worth animals suffering! Do we really need a new product? Or I should rather ask: do we really need to test them on poor, frightened pets? Once I’m aware of these dealings, I won’t support these brands anymore! Or any other vendor who does the same!
So sorry L’Oreal and others – you won’t get any cent more from me! At least this is what I can do.
That is why I would be very grateful for any ideas of non-animals-tested cosmetics that you could suggest me.
Regarding to UE requirements all animals-tested procedures should be banned in March 2013 but due to pressure from producers’ environment, EU considers unfortunately extending this date! There are a lot of web pages where you can sign a petition saying that you’re against animal testing. One of them is http://www.nocruelcosmetics.org/sign_up.php
Unfortunately for example China is excepting only this way of testing! What a nonsense! There are so many studies which proved that results of tests confirmed on animals where totally different of those made on humans! So what’s the point??!! (if there was any ever…)
Additionally nowadays there is a lot of other ways (reliable ways) to check each ingredient and the final cosmetic too by using in vitro, ex vitro test or voluntary group. I’m sure there are even other ways but it seems to be easier to take poor animal and put a cream into his eye. Aaahhhh….
Below this link you may search for cosmetics that are cruelty free (this is just another web page than provided abowe from PETA that you could look for non-animal tested products):
I also found this very interesting blog The Greatest Guide to Living Cruelty Free where are mentioned both companies these which test on animals and these which don’t. An author of this blog is also giving a lot of tips how during your daily activities you can be eco-friendly and cruelty-free customer. Worth checking!
Photos from Google Image