why do they test products on animals
Throughout the years the cosmetics industry has been around there is no doubt that they have tested on animals. Many cosmetics industries test on animals to make sure they are safe for the consumers who buy their products. However, animal testing is wrong and there are other ways to test products. Being a makeup lover, I try to choose companies that are cruelty free because I do not believe that animal testing is right. So of course, not every cosmetics industry uses animal testing. High end companies like Too Faced, BareMinerals, Anastasia Beverly Hills etc. do not test on animals. You will also notice on this list that some of the companies are vegan. If you are more of a drugstore person and tight on money brands like E. L. F. , Milani, Wet N' Wild, and Physicians Formula etc. are also cruelty free. has an entire list of all of the cosmetic companies that are cruelty free. They also have lists of other things that are cruelty free that deal with nails, skin care, hair etc. You might be saying to yourself that the one brand you love isn't cruelty free and now you can't buy it anymore. That here is not the case, you can totally buy whatever makeup you want. However, just know that your favorite brand harms animals with harsh chemical testing. The brands that are not cruelty free are companies like Mary Kay, Covergirl, Estee Lauder, and Maybelline etc. Another updated list is kept at the same. The real question about these companies that test on animals is 'Why? '. Why do high end brands or drug store brand test on animals? Why do they feel the need to kill hundreds of animals to test a simple eyeshadow, or lipstick? It really makes you wonder what kind of harsh chemicals these companies are using and you're putting that on your skin. You're putting those chemicals on your face where your skin is most sensitive and it's going near your eyes and mouth. Just imagine if those chemicals got into your eyes or through your mouth into your body. These chemicals that get tested on animals ruin their fur and skin, they cause cancer and other deadly diseases, and sadly enough it causes death.
What person wants to put that in their body? They say beauty is pain, but is it really worth dying for? The answer is no. Now, these companies test on animals because they need to make sure their product is safe for the skin on humans. However, what these companies do not understand is that different animals have different skin types from humans. Just like how humans react to things differently, different animals react to things differently as well. Believe it or not a lot of countries require companies by law to test on animals. Countries like Brazil and China require companies to test on animals or they are not put on the shelves in stores for sale. While all of these companies test on animals, and I've known that cosmetics have been tested on animals but I never knew which ones. Surprisingly you wouldn't think that your household pet rabbit would be tested on. However, animals like rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, and rats all get tested on for cosmetics. What breaks my heart is that stated by the Humane Society, they state that when a rabbit is tested on for birth defects, the rabbit happens to be pregnant she is killed before she gives birth. Her babies are then inspected for birth defects. They also state that if nothing happened to the babies they are to grow up and mate with others of their kind and tested on further. You can find other tests that are done to animals on the chart from the. There is a way to stop makeup companies from testing on animals. We could ban all animal testing that happens globally. You could stop buying makeup brands that test on animals and slowly they stop making money if people stop buying their products. Raise awareness to your friends, families, co-workers, that animal testing is not okay nor has never been okay. The Humane Society also offers different ways to stop animal testing and many of them include making donations to their many campaigns, sharing an infographic that is very informational found, and to educate yourself on how to be cruelty free.
Google Бcosmetics tested on animals in 2017,Б and amazingly, you wonБt get zero results.
While almost no companies still test on animals inside the U. S. and the practice has been officially banned in the E. U. , thereБs one major reason youБre still going to get all those hits: China. БChinaБs regulatory agencies require animal testing of imported cosmetics and domestically manufactured ones, with some exceptions,Б says Erin Hill, a cofounder and the president of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, a company that promotes non-animal testing. Hill recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government on adopting non-animal testing methods. In other words, sheБs lobbying against the countryБs animal-бtesting mandate. БOne reason the Chinese authorities are cautious about changing regulations is that the burden of safety in China lies with the government, not the manufacturer,Б she says. But changing this reality isnБt as black-and-white as just hating on any brand sold in China: Many of them actually fund HillБs work. DidnБt see that coming, didya? On one hand, a company sells in China and its products there are tested on animals; on the other, the same company is working to find an ethical alternative to that testing. Plus, in this case, international pressure goes both ways: БThe major shift away from animal testing in the U. S. came when Europe banned it in 2013,Б says Hill. All of a sudden, the U. S. market went from self-policing to being policed by the E. U. If you wanted to sell your Slushie Berry Pizazz Lipstick in Paris, you couldnБt test it on animals, but in China, that same Slushie Berry Pizazz Lipstick had to be tested on animals. And that brings us to a lab in Massachusetts called MatTek, where scientists work on alternative ways to make sure a shampoo wonБt irritate your eyes or a night cream wonБt give you hives. They isolate human cells Б often left over from cosmetic procedures like tummy tucks Б to make 3D models of skin. They also make models that are similar to eyes, even lungs.
БThese models have become so much more sophisticated since their inception in the 1970s,Б says molecular and cellular biologist Michael Bachelor, a senior scientist and product manager at MatTek. БWe can now create a model from human skin cells Б keratonocytes Б and produce normal skin or even a model that mimics a skin disease like psoriasis. Or we can use human pigment-producing cells Б melanocytes Б to create a pigmented skin model that is similar to human skin from different ethnicities. You canБt do that on a mouse or a rabbit. Б As these lab-made models have gotten more sophisticated, itБs become easier for cosmetics companies to do the ethical thing. If you want to research the products in your own makeup bag, БPETA and Leaping BunnyБs websites can provide you with information on the cruelty-free status of cosmetics you love, and you can Б and should Б reach out to the companies to ask,Б says Hill. And applying pressure can really pay off: In late 2016, the Chinese government began accepting data from one non-animal test and waived mandatory animal testing in certain circumstances, in part because of HillБs work. And yes, it would be lovely to believe major companies are shifting away from these uncomfortable realities for ethical reasons. But these are businesses, and money is a factor. Which actually makes us even more hopeful. БThe models recapitulate human skin so much better than animals can, which can save money in the long run,Б says Bachelor. БIt only makes sense to test on these models. Б That goes for China as well as every other beauty market in the world. And Bachelor doesnБt stop there: БThe big dream is to replicate our entire organ system with in vitro models Б it would be a step toward replacing animal testing, even for medical research, for good. Б A version of this article originally appeared in the of Allure. To get your copy, head to newsstands or. More on animal testing: Teen Vogue : The Best All-Natural Beauty Brands For an Eco-Friendly Beauty Routine
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