Animal Abuse Cosmetics (Makeup (Mascara (They just put it on their eyes)…
Animal Abuse Cosmetics
They leave it on an animal for days to see what happens
They just put it on their eyes
They force it on the skin and eyes
How they test it on them
Chemicals are rubbed onto the shaved skin or dripped into the eyes of rabbits
How it helps/hurts humans
We are supporting it with our tax dollars, even if we don't want to
Testing cosmetics on animals is a type of animal testing used to test the safety and hypoallergenic properties of products for use by humans.
Drugs cleared by animal testing can still prove disastrous in human clinical trials
How they hurt animals
100 million animals are getting tested with cosmetics every year
They kill them if they don't die from the experiments
Human skin cultures can be grown and purchased for skin irritation testing.
So instead of killing an animal you can buy this
More expensive than a mouse
That's why they still use animals
Companies that make and sell their products here can choose to conduct tests on animals.
But they usually do it anyways
What companies don't use products that were tested on animals.
Bath & Body Works
California Baby (Grown-ups can use baby shampoo, too!)
Dr. Bronner’s – Dr. Bronner’s is not a shampoo, but their castile soap is great for your hair! If you use shampoo now, though, there may be a break in period while your scalp adjusts to this less-harsh cleanser.
Earth Mama Angel Baby
Kiss My Face
The Body Shop
Tom’s of Maine
Yes to Carrots
What companies use products that are being tested on animals
Skin Sensitization Testing
The guinea pig maximization test (GPMT)
Experimenters inject animals with a test substance multiple times and measure any allergic reaction
This test may cause guinea pigs’ skin to become itchy, inflamed, ulcerated, or otherwise painful as a result of an allergic reaction.
This reaction is further intensified by the use of adjuvants, which increase the body’s immune response.
local lymph node assay (LLNA)
A test substance is applied to the ears of mice
They were ultimately killed
So the lymph node near the ear can be removed and the immune response of the mice measured.