Supporting cruelty free companies sends a message to the whole industry that they will only get business & subsequently money when the unnecessary animal testing stops.
Your skin is the largest organ, absorbs 60% of the things you put on it so why would I want to treat my skin to ingredients that would require animal testing. Something your putting on your skin shouldn’t need testing if the ingredients are 100% natural?
You can start by being a conscientious shopper, know what you are buying, take time to look at labels. If you want to check on a company’s cruelty-free status, check animal rights websites for a list of approved companies. Use your money to vote for cruelty-free products, as I said above we have this power. After learning the secret horrors behind some cosmetics, you may want to take a more active stance. Sign online petitions or write your own letters to the powers-that-be to have laws changed.
Decide what choices you are comfortable making, and don’t be too hard on yourself. No one can be 100% vegan 100% of the time. Although we may choose to only purchase cruelty-free or vegan items we can’t completely remove ourselves from all animal by products. Buy cruelty-free cosmetics to save an animal, to save your skin, to save your conscience, or to save yourself from the lipstick-wearing bunny with bloodshot eyes coming at you with its big nasty teeth. It doesn’t matter what your reasons are, just do the right thing.
You can start doing your bit by simply sharing this blog with your friends and family. It won’t take you more than a few seconds and you will help spread a compassionate message.
I would love to hear if your buying trends have changed recently due to awareness or if your thinking of making the move to more cruelty free buying?
Thanks for reading, Lisa, Bristolmade xx