All across the US, millions of rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits are used in product testing to assess the safety of a product for use around humans. Every year, thousands of them die due to experimentation and are usually killed at the end of each test. They suffer burns, intestinal distress, seizures, eye and skin irritation and corrosion, blindness and death. These animals suffer tremendously for the sake of beauty and other human needs. For more information, visit The Humane Society page here.
LUSH is an online handmade cosmetic and personal care store and in the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Ks that not only doesn't test on animals or use them in their products, but fights such practices. They supply everything you need to take care of yourself like makeup, shaving cream and lotion, soap, perfume, shampoo and conditioner... everything! You can't get any better than this.
For a full list of cosmetics not tested on animals, go here. Look for any one of the above symbols on cosmetics before buying to ensure a cruelty-free product.
- Click here for a list of cosmetics at your local drugstore, such as Walgreens and CVS, and whether they're cruelty-free or not.
- Don't forget all cosmetics at Whole Foods, Sprouts and Natural Grocers.
For a full list of personal care products, go here.
Target has a wide range of cruelty-free brands like:
- Dr. Bronner's
- Alba Botanica
- Kiss My Face
- Yes to Carrots
- Avalon Organics
- Tom's of Maine
- Desert Essence
- Burt's Bees (depending on your view towards beeswax)
- All personal care products at Whole Foods, Sprouts and Natural Grocers.
- Many of these are also carried at Wal-Mart and drugstores like Walgreens.
Ion Hair Care Products
A little known gem are these Ion hair care products sold at Sally Beauty Supply. A majority of this brand is vegan but make sure to look for the 100% Vegan marker, as some contain animal products. They also do not test on animals or sell in countries that do.
Sally Beauty Supply :: Locations