Let us give you some insight on what cruelty-free really means:
Cruelty-free means that there is no animal testing involved in the production of products, from the ingredients that are used, all the way until the final product that ends up on the shelves.
Whether it’s for skincare or cosmetics, animal testing is not required by law. There are many ingredients that have been proven to be safe without the use of animal testing, not to mention there are many more testing alternatives that already exist, which can verify whether a product is safe.
The image of a bunny is often the most associated when we think of animal testing, though they are not the only animals being harmed. Guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice are all used for testing as well. The tests being preformed consist of chemicals rubbed on their skin, in their eyes and even used to determine what the deadly dose of a particular ingredient could be.
It is estimated that up to 500,000 animals suffer and die just for the skincare/cosmetics industry every year around the world – that’s half a million! Those animals are tested on to produce makeup, skincare, hair care and bath products.
As consumer awareness is growing, brands are listening. By supporting brands and companies that are cruelty-free, you are making a difference in shaping the world we live in and making it a better place for the animals we share it with.
Here at VIP Skin Lounge, we truly believe that there is no need to include animal testing in the skincare products that we use. We believe that plant based and synthetic ingredients can do a far better job with no harm.