Why Choose Cruelty-Free Cosmetics?
It’s 2021 and I think we can all finally agree that animal testing on cosmetics is entirely unnecessary. If that’s the case, why is it still such a big industry? Unfortunately while we may all agree that it’s unnecessary, humans are creatures of convenience and will typically purchase whatever is in front of them without considering the ethical impact of those purchases. When one goes to a drug store to purchase a concealer or foundation, most people will gravitate towards Covergirl or Revlon because those are tried and true brands they recognize. The thought that those brands got where they are by torturing rodents and other animals hardly crosses their minds.
The Reality Of Animal Testing
Here are some reasons why you should consider being more ethically conscious when purchasing your cosmetics:
Companies have convinced us that animal testing is necessary for us to know whether or not products are safe for human usage. The truth is that there are reasonable alternatives to animal testing to ensure ingredient safety. For example, many companies have chosen to use in-vitro testing, which has many advantages over animal testing. In fact places like the EU have decided to use in-vitro testing to replace animal testing completely. There are also cultured cell tissues as well as computer models that can be used to replace animal testing practices.
To formulate their products, companies can choose from a list of over 7,000 ingredients that are already proven to be safe by previous testing. This means that companies don’t need to test any more ingredients on animals. The only companies that choose to do more ingredient testing on animals do so because they want to come up with new, revolutionary ingredients to increase their profits. This is one of the reasons to choose organic and vegan makeup as well as cruelty-free. That way you can be confident in the quality and morality of the ingredients being put in your makeup.
On top of everything else, lab animals are not protected by any laws. As far as the people in charge of that industry and law makers are concerned, testing on lab animals is not considered abuse or cruelty. We strive to protect pets from abuse but lab rabbits, mice, dogs, cats, and other animals don’t have the same rights. This in itself is enough reason to buy cruelty-free makeup.
While you may have thought my inclusion of dogs and cats in the above paragraph was for shock value, unfortunately that is not the case. Dogs and cats are commonly used in animal testing practices, beagles especially. Because of their docile nature, beagles have been a commonly used dog to test on for many years now.
Your Dollar Is Your Vote
The best way to combat these unethical practices is to vote with your dollar. In our society, money talks. Every time you buy something you’re telling companies that you want more of that thing. The same is true when you choose not to buy something, and instead choose an alternative. I hope in reading this you will consider choosing more cruelty-free alternatives next time you need to purchase a new makeup product. There are so many great options on the market, including EVXO’s cruelty-free foundation that is also organic, gluten-free and vegan.
CRUELTY-FREE COSMETICS ARE THE HEALTHIER CHOICE
Many cruelty-free makeup products also tend to be healthier for you. So many mainstream brands are full of harsh or toxic chemicals that do nothing good for your body, while our brand is designed to improve upon your skin and lips. Our skin absorbs everything we feed it, so using items full of parabens, artificial fragrances, and harmful chemicals isn’t a healthy habit.
When people know better, they tend to do better. Now that you know, you can make better and more informed decisions that can have a massive impact on improving conditions for animals in your country.