Today's post is going to be about why I chose to use vegan and cruelty free makeup. Me being vegan is just one reason as too why I do. I also have very sensitive skin and have to be very careful as to what I do use because it irritates my skin. I also refuse to contribute to the suffering of animals simply because I want to look good.
Choosing a Vegan and Cruelty free Make-up
There are many brands and company's that are cruelty free and vegan that hard part is actually finding them in you local area. For me I have done a lot of research and it has take me a long time to find the brand that works for my skin as well as being vegan and cruelty free.
I currently use Nude By Nature and I love it. While all of there products are not vegan, they are completely cruelty free and they only use natural products.
Do your Research
Never just buy makeup without first testing it. I got a free foundation test with the makeup that I have so that I would be sure that it didn't irritate my sensitive skin. Also don't just take my word for it either, make sure you find the products that are the best for you.
What does cruelty free mean?
In the animal rights movement, cruelty-free is a label for products or activities that do not harm or kill animals anywhere in the world. Products tested on animals are not considered cruelty-free, since these tests are often painful and cause the suffering and death of millions of animals every year.
Animals such as rabbits, rats, mice, and guinea pigs are sometimes forced to eat or inhale substances, or have a cosmetic ingredient rubbed onto their shaved skin, eyes or ears every day for 28 or 90 days to see if they have an allergic reaction. Then they are killed and cut open to examine the effects the ingredient has on internal organs. These tests are also done with pregnant animals who, after much suffering, are killed along with the fetus. In more prolonged carcinogen tests, rats are force-fed a cosmetic ingredient over two years, monitored for cancer, and then killed.
“Typically a young rabbit is tightly constrained in a box so that he is unable to move... Clips sometimes hold his eyelids open. Anesthesia is not generally administered. A researcher applies a concentrated substance to the outer layer of the eye and observes over a span days or weeks for responses such as blindness, bleeding, hemorrhaging and ulceration. At the end, the rabbits are generally killed.”
— Megan Erin Gallagher
Primates, dogs, such as the Beagle, and cats are used for invasive experimentation as well. Many laboratories use these species to test drugs, chemicals, and diseases, whether old or new.
I hope today's post will help you in your search for vegan and cruelty free makeup.
See you next time :)