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Use Companies With No Animal Testing

Reducing harm can be complicated, but in the area of cosmetics it really is not. All you need to do to reduce harm is to deal only with companies that don’t do animal testing. Animal testing really isn’t necessary anymore; virtually every combination of a chemical profile has been tested to the extent that human testing is not problematic at all.

There is no excuse for doing animal testing except purely to save money, and there’s no validation that animal testing is even overly useful for a cosmetic product, which will have significantly different effects on a human being’s skin.

Popular Companies Without Animal Testing

Bare Escentuals (Shiseido)

bareFaced Mineral Cosmetics

Bath & Body Works

Burt’s Bees

Down to Earth Handmade Products

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

E.L.F. Cosmetics

Eco Minerals

L.A. Colors

L.A. Girl

LUSH Cosmetics

Manic Panic

Markwins International

NYX Los Angeles Inc.

Physician’s Formula

Smashbox Cosmetics

Stila Cosmetics

Too Faced Cosmetics

The Body Shop

Urban Decay

Wet n Wild

Companies That Do Animal Testing

Larger corporations tend to do animal testing. It’s always better to purchase directly from small boutiques rather than from large companies. Even better than not purchasing from these corporations is sending them an email noting why you won’t purchase items from them anymore. Keep in mind that many of these companies own subsidiaries, so you need to read the fine print occasionally to determine who is actually manufacturing an item.

L’Oreal * DO NOT USE

Max Factor *  DO NOT USE

Ponds *  DO NOT USE

Johnson & Johnson * DO NOT USE

Dial Corporation * DO NOT USE

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