Moving Towards Cruelty Free Beauty
Posted On May 21, 2015
Hey yall hey!
So I’ve been thinking about moving towards purchasing only cruelty free beauty and skin care products ever since I saw this video here. With all of the technology we have available to us these days I don’t see any reason why a company would need to test a product on an animal. I guess it’s not something I’ve really thought about before but after watching that video I did a quick online search for a list of companies that test on animals (here is a great one I found). I was honestly blown away by how many major companies test on animals. So many of the products I own come from companies that think it’s ok to put these chemicals on sweet little critters. That just floored me.
If you took a few minutes and watched the video I linked above then you know how incredibly strong Christine is, removing all of the animal tested products from her collection. I don’t quite have that level of strength, at least not at this moment in time. I want to move towards have a cruelty free beauty routine, but I can’t bring myself to give away everything I already own. The solution I’ve come to is to continue to use and slowly finish up everything I already own. I’ve already given my money to those companies and it’s not like they are going to give it back to me so I might as well use what I’ve purchased. Additionally I don’t have the financial means to replace all of the products from animal testing companies all at once. Since I am already working on using up a lot of my makeup I figured now is an awesome time to give that goal even more focus and work on using up all of the products that aren’t cruelty free.
I haven’t been making many beauty purchases recently, but as certain products need replenishing I will only be buying from cruelty free companies. There are plenty of awesome, reputable companies that don’t test on animals so I’m sure I won’t have any trouble finding suitable replacements for most things I already own. The only item that makes me nervous is concealer. My Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer is only product I own that I would give “holy grail” status to, but I’m sure there must be a great replacement out there somewhere. This gives me an excuse to get lots of samples at Sephora!
I’m definitely not aiming for living a completely cruelty free life. I have a few leather items and some poultry and fish. Perfection is not my goal, but I don’t see any reason for vanity, luxury items like makeup to be tested on animals. There’s a huge back log of data and research on many products we use today. I just can’t wrap my head around why companies are still doing this.
So, going forward there are a few things you can expect to see from me. First of all, you won’t be seeing much beauty hauling since I am trying to use up a lot of my stash. Secondly, when there is hauling of beauty items those items will be cruelty free. And thirdly, you’ll hopefully be seeing plenty of those items from animal-testing companies in my future empties videos.
I’m excited to get started on this journey, but I am a bit intimidated by the sheer amount of makeup I’ve accumulated. Even before deciding to move towards cruelty free products I had stopped buying makeup for a few months now. I just couldn’t keep spending my money on makeup when I have so much. My biggest offence for sure was lipstick. I honestly don’t even want to count how many lipsticks I have because I know the number will be embarrassing. I’m not giving up though.
How do yall feel about companies testing on animals?