Your skincare routine probably harms cute animals. Here's how to clean it up.
Just last year, 100 million animals were tortured and killed for animal testing in the United States alone. One, popular industry that’s largely responsible is something most of us (accidentally) support: the beauty industry. An animal’s life in the lab is far more dark than you’d imagine and it’s up to us to end this horrible practice! Luckily, switching to cruelty-free skincare is a fun, cheap, and impactful way to peacefully protest animal testing.
Here’s 6 inarguable reasons to go cruelty-free right now:
Lab Animals Are Stripped Of Their Rights
Lab animals are put in cramped cages and experimented on until they’re dead or too physically deformed to be of use. They are tortured, blinded, maimed, and even killed in this gruesome process. You know government law protects house pets and strays from cruelty. But do you know that those laws exclude lab animals? According to US law, lab animals belong in a “special category” that don’t get protection from abuse or cruelty - even though they’ll experience equal/more pain and suffering.
Cats and Dogs Are Used, Too
It’s not just rats, mice, and bunnies being tortured…. Based on statistics, approximately 68,000 dogs and 24,000 cats are used in animal testing per year in the United States. Beagles are the most common dog breed to use for ingredient safety testing because of their passive behavior. Scientists inject their mucus membranes (sinus cavities, eyes, and bare skin) with questionable chemicals to see if there’s a dangerous reaction, which oftentimes, there is.
Modern Technology Makes Animal Testing Obsolete & Outdated!
Animal testing might’ve been semi-necessary for product safety in 1920 when the practice first began, but modern technology has brought about some amazing alternatives. In vitro testing and using computer models are more accurate, since humans react very differently to chemicals than the animals they’re tested on.
Going Cruelty-Free Will Save You Money
There are so many great cruelty-free brands out there that are really budget-friendly. Just like in any industry, there are affordable brands, mid-range brands, and luxury brands to pick & choose from. We’ll talk more about our recommendations later!
Other Countries Banned Animal Testing 5 Years Ago
The European Union. Norway. Israel. India. Switzerland. South Korea. New Zealand. These are all countries that banned animal testing half a decade ago. Their long-lasting success is proof that a cruelty-free & safe world is 100% achievable.
Going Cruelty-Free Will Help You Be Healthier
Did you know that most mainstream skincare products contain toxic chemicals, parabens, and fragrances that cause weight gain, mood swings, depression, hormone imbalances, and reproductive system failure? Yikes! Once you go cruelty-free with skincare, it will open up your eyes to a whole, new world of non-toxic and all-natural beauty products that will have magical effects on your health & happiness. (Yes, our government allows these toxic ingredients in all products). Check out our other blog post here.What To Look For In Budget-Friendly, Cruelty-Free Skincare:
Welcome to the compassionate, caring side of the beauty industry! The best way to know for sure that a brand is really cruelty-free is that they are Leaping Bunny Certified. Leaping Bunny is the main internationally-recognized certification for cosmetics, personal care, and household products that are not tested on animals. Companies certified by Leaping Bunny are audited and monitored frequently for strict criteria check-ups. We’re proud to say Aloe Infusion has been Leaping Bunny Certified since day one. We are passionate about making high quality, natural skincare products without a moral compromise. Our products are super budget-friendly, too!
I’ve gone ahead and enclosed a 20% off Coupon below for you to use if you choose to snag a jar - remember, you DESERVE to have naturally flawless skin without sacrificing your health!