No Animal Testing Done on Your Skin Cream – Are You Sure?
Making your own beauty products appeal to the concerns of animal lovers and vegetarians.
You can be certain there has not been testing performed on animals, and there are no animal products in your lotions and creams.
You might not realize it, but you may be applying animal products on your skin if you are purchasing off- the- shelf creams and lotions.
Here is why:
In the commercial soap industry, most of the soap on the market is made with sodium tallowate (also known as beef fat).
Glycerin is the by-product of soap making. When the commercial soap is manufactured, the glycerin is removed from the soap. This is a very valued product of soap making and is actually more valuable than the soap itself. It is removed and sold as an ingredient to cosmetic companies. That explains why the glycerin that has been extracted, is most probably from animal fat. Usually consumers are unaware that there is animal based glycerin in their lotions and creams. The label does not have to specify where the glycerin came from, or whether it is animal or vegetable.
Unless you are buying an actual Vegan or Vegetarian cosmetic, chances are your cosmetic has animal glycerin in it.
Another reason why it is better to make your own product is because of animal testing. When you see a label on a cosmetic product that says -this product has not been tested on animals-, then you feel good about what you are buying.
Stop for a minute and think about it. The finished product has not been tested on animals, that’s great, but what about the ingredients?
The preservative in the product has probably been tested on animals, the other synthetic ingredients have probably been tested on animals too.
Unfortunately, animal testing is cheap and easy.
It is really difficult to know if a manufacturer uses animal testing. Chances are, if an ingredient has been developed in a lab(synthetic), it is probably tested on animals.
It is also a good idea to look into the company you are purchasing the ingredient from. I check their supply list, and if I see they also supply animal cages and restraints, I won’t do business with them.
When you make your own beauty products, you get to choose both what you put on your skin and the suppliers you will support.
The best and easiest way to start changing how your skin looks and feels, is to begin with handmade soap.
You can be sure that you have no animal products in your soap, it has not been tested on animals because you are using natural oils and are not adding any harsh chemicals such as the commercial soap companies do.
You will have wonderful, soft, healthy skin because the precious glycerin is still intact in your soap.
Lotions and creams will no longer be a necessity. They will turn into an indulgence.