If you’re a compassionate human being, you will agree that no animal should be harmed for the sake of makeup and skincare. Many people would agree with you. But due to lack of knowledge and understanding consumers are still buying products that are tested on animals. You’ve probably got some of them in your makeup bag or bathroom cabinet as we speak. Making the decision only to buy non-animal tested products is a fantastic one that will make a significant difference. But where do you start? Follow these top tips to get you buying an effective product that keeps animals safe and your conscious clear.
Do some thorough research
Research is the best thing you can do in the initial stages of this transition. You need to find out which brands continue to test their products on animals, so you know which items to avoid. These lists are relatively easy to find online. In recent years, lots of brands have stopped their animal testing and opted for alternative methods instead. So always make sure the lists you are looking at are up to date. It’s also just as beneficial to learn which brands are against animal testing, which you can also find online and in the app store. The leaping bunny guide is a continually updated site that features cruelty-free product and brands. This list covers everything from cosmetics to household cleaners. Many of the products featured on this list will carry the leaping bunny symbol. If the bunny logo is featured on the packaging of an item or product, you know that no animal testing have been involved in it’s manufacturing. Regularly checking these lists and making a habit of looking for this symbol will make your animal-friendly shopping a breeze.
Change one product at a time
Now you know which products are cruelty-free or not, you can start going through your toiletries and cosmetics. Doing this will highlight which of the products you use each day are tested on animals or not. You might feel overwhelmed if you realise that a large portion of your products actually are tested on animals. But don’t despair. Change takes time and nobody is pressuring you to replace every item all at once. When a product runs out, use your research and read reviews on alternative natural skincare products and makeup you could try. Over time, your makeup bag will become full of cruelty-free items which will still give you the results you want.
Connect with others
The best way to successfully make this positive change is by connecting to people who have done the same thing. Look for forums and blogs that promote the idea of cruelty-free beauty and network with the people on there. You can ask for advice, share ideas and support each other. It can be tempting to slip back into your old ways so having this network will make the process much easier. Maybe you could start your own blog about your journey to share with other people.
These top tips will open your eyes to the world of cruelty-free products and how your daily beauty regime can help animals.