I remember when I first started wearing makeup. I didn’t know what I was doing, much less know what beauty products to use. My foundation was 2 shades too dark, I had no idea I had to fill in my eyebrows, and when it came to applying eyeshadow I didn’t even bother trying.
One of the things I never paid attention to when it came to my makeup was the ingredients and like a lot of things, including food. I didn’t really care what was on the ingredients. As long as the makeup I was buying made me look good.
Beauty brands are making a change to that, by creating products that are vegan and cruelty-free, which means no animal testing, but is that enough? Now people are starting not to associate themselves with brands that test on animals and if the cruelty-free bunny isn’t on the back of a product, it’ll get left behind on the shelf.
So, how can we stop companies from testing on animals in the U.S? Well, California legislators just unanimously voted to ban all animal-tested cosmetics. That means moving forward any beauty brand that makes skincare, makeup, and body care products that test on animals cannot be sold in California state after January 1, 2020. Below is the bill that was passed, SB 1249 and it states:
“Notwithstanding any other law, it is unlawful for a manufacturer to import for profit, sell, or offer for sale in this state, any cosmetic, if the cosmetic was developed or manufactured using an animal test that was conducted or contracted by the manufacturer, or any supplier of the manufacturer, on or after January 1, 2020.”
This is a major move and hopefully, other states will soon follow suit. It’s 2018 and its time that beauty brands stop testing on animals. So, until other states start following California’s great example check out crueltyfreekitty.com, for a full list of brands that don’t test on animals, it’ll give you peace of mind and you’ll know that you aren’t contributing to a world-wide problem.