Major beauty companies like M.A.C., Mary Kay, Covergirl, Avon, Bobbi Brown, Revlon, and Head N Shoulders sell some KICK-ASS products…that is, until you realize these products have been tested in poor innocent little animals. Yeah, the cute kind that you’re constantly sharing on social media. While we agree that lipstick might look adorable on a little kitten, it’s not exactly healthy, especially considering all of the harsh chemicals that could potentially irritate the innocent creature’s skin. Not to mention, some formulas are tested when they’re not complete, yet. Since they’re not yet suitable for sale, these products can burn and infect the animal’s skin, as well as poison and potentially kill the little creatures. Of course, one way to discourage these practices is to boycott companies that refuse to stop testing on animals. Some brands that you could switch to if you’re interested in protecting our furry friends include: Aveda, NYX, Urban Decay, Alba Botanica, Too Faced Cosmetics, Wet N Wild, or Pangea Organics. However, what should you do in the case of skin care products, aside from makeup, as in moisturizers and face masks? Charcoal face masks and tinted moisturizers are at the top of the beauty trend list right now, but they’re not really under fire for animal testing. Does this mean that skincare companies don’t test on animals? Of-course not! The practice just seems to be overlooked, because when it comes to animal testing cruelty, makeup seems to steal the spotlight. So, how can you do your part to prevent little fur babies from being harmed by your moisturizers, skin buffers, acne treatments, and face masks? First of all, drop those bottles of Aveeno, Coppertone, Clinique, Clearasil, Neutrogena, Noxzema, and Vaseline. All of these popular skin care brands test on animals. Then, go online and order yourself a few skin care supplies from a company so confident in their products that they actually test their unreleased formulas on their own company chairman! Yes, you read that correctly. If anyone is getting a chemical burn at this company’s headquarters, it’s going to be the chairman himself, but the products are only made with the gentlest and purest ingredients, so he doesn’t have too much concern about that happening! According to the company, what’s not in their products is more extraordinary than what is! They say: “Our formulas are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrance and artificial dyes. Many skincare lines use water as their first ingredient and although water is great to drink it simply dilutes and doesn’t add any value to ingredients. Other brands may use alcohol or mineral oils as a base to their products—and just like water—these only serve as fillers and can dry or suffocate the skin.”. So, you’re not buying overpriced water, you’re not splashing your face with harsh rubbing alcohol, and no animals were harmed in the testing of the product that you’ll be holding…that’s something you have to admire! If you’re into the facial mask trend, this company is offering you a Heaven of sorts. They offer clay masks, charcoal masks, wild berry skin peel, avocado masks, and pumpkin masks. Looking for makeup that will heal your skin while you wear it? Michael Todd offers tinted lip protector sticks in gorgeous colors, and sticks of eye shadow cream. They also sell hair removal devices, anti-aging products, pore minimizing treatments, and body mist sprays. Honestly, if you haven’t visited this online store yet, you’re missing out. There’s something there for everyone, and the prices are similar to what you would spend on high-end makeup brands that have been torturing test animals for years. If you’re thinking about making the switch, just click one of the ads below to be redirected to the website and do some more looking around. Ask yourself: Would you rather give your money to a multi-million dollar company with a warehouse full of testing animals, or would you rather give your money to a team of individuals that are confident enough in their product to test it on themselves, as well as caring enough for you to dedicate their time to making products that will change your appearance, as well as your life!
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