The cosmetics industry has a long history of testing products on animals. So, you may not know, but the mascara or eye shadow palette you or a loved one is using was most likely tested on animals. You can easily find out which cosmetics brands are cruelty-free by doing a simple internet search. Companies that are 100% cruelty-free will proudly state it on their websites and labels.
The practice of testing cosmetics on animals was created somewhere in the 1930s. Fortunately, there is more awareness now, and better ways have been identified for testing. However, very few manufacturers are using these techniques to produce cruelty-free cosmetics.
Make sure you check the history of the cosmetic manufacturer and read all product labels carefully. Those using safe ingredients and advanced non-animal safety tests mention it on their products and label it as ‘cruelty-free.’
Even if you decide to use products that are not tested on animals, there’s a chance that the product you buy contains an animal-based ingredient. It is essential that you carefully look at what’s actually in your makeup.
Many cosmetic brands use animal by-products. These ingredients have also been extracted by harming animals, and they are also not cruelty-free. Do thorough research on the ingredients in your cosmetics. You can also find a list of cruelty-free brands online to know which products are safe and which are not.