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How to Get High Quality SkinCare Products Without Harming any Animals

Cruelty-free beauty products are becoming more and more relevant. As big-name drug store brands like Covergirl switch their testing methods away from animals, more and more brands are following. You do not need to be a vegan or vegetarian to make decisions to benefit animals. Shopping for products that do not test on animals may seem confusing and expensive, but any smart shopper can easily be able to find what they are looking for without sacrificing income to get their favorite. There are just a few simple things to keep in mind.

Look for the Bunny emblem

The signature, cruelty-free “leaping bunny” symbol on a product is the most trustworthy certification in the world for cruelty-free beauty products, but it is time consuming and expensive for brands to have because the program includes constant monitoring and auditing and the fees are not a one-time deal. Many brands that are cruelty free will not pay for the leaping bunny because of the costs involved which they then have to pass on to their customers.  So if you are looking for an afordable, yet cruelty free product the responsibility is on you to research your products before you buy.

Often times, popular name brands of “cruelty free” products are actually owned by larger corporations (for example Origins is owned by Estee Lauder) and if that brand is sold in another country such as China where animal testing for beauty products is required by law, that parent company will abide by the laws of the country in which they are selling.

So how do you choose?

If you are cost conscious and are sensitive to the plight of laboratory animals then a safer choice is often a Boutique brand such as Tevenere Botanics.  Manufactured in the United States and sold exclusively online, Tevenere prides itself in its natural and plant-based ingredients that do not include parabens, phthalates, dyes, or aluminum. Tevenere believes in being an eco-conscious citizen of the world and strives to keep its environmental impact to a minimum.  All botanicals and essential oils are ethically-sourced and products are not tested on animals.

It’s not hard or expensive to make good choices for your skincare. The website Ethical Elephant is one of many cruelty-free and vegan lifestyle blogs that has a lot of information on the subject and a simple google search will result in resources for cruelty-free options for everyday products.

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