Top 5 Reasons to Buy Vegan and Cruelty-Free Skincare Products
With Earth Day coming up soon (April 22nd), now is the perfect time to talk about the importance of choosing vegan and cruelty-free skincare products. With so many better alternatives in the skincare industry, there is no reason to continue supporting companies that choose to test on animals or companies that use animal-derived ingredients.
There is a difference between vegan and cruelty-free skincare products. Cruelty-free skincare refers to products that have not been tested on animals, whereas vegan skincare refers to products that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Products can be considered vegan but not cruelty-free, so the best approach is to find products that have both labels.
At Touch Skin Care, we use plant-based ingredients that have never tested on animals. But what are the reasons to choose vegan and cruelty-free skincare products?
1. Cruelty-Free and Vegan Products are Typically Healthier
Vegan products contain natural ingredients that are less harmful to the skin. These natural ingredients are more nourishing and loaded with beneficial antioxidants that are safe to use, even for sensitive skin.
As for cruelty-free products, the reason companies even test on animals is to make sure the ingredients are safe to use on humans. And typically, the ingredients that are not considered safe are harsher chemicals. So, choosing to purchase from a cruelty-free brand ensures that your products are more natural and clean.
2. Animal Testing is Cruel
Most animals that are used for ingredient testing never see the sun once in their lives. Many companies even use dogs and cats, treating them very poorly their entire lives. With so many brands now choosing to go cruelty-free, there is no reason to continue animals’ suffering for the sake of monetary gain.
3. There Are Over 7,000 Safe Ingredients for Companies to Use
Yes, you read that right! The only reason companies even continue testing on animals is to develop new ingredients to use in their products to market their brand differently than others. But with so many ingredients that have already been proven safe to use on humans, there is no need to continue testing on animals.
4. By Choosing Cruelty-Free and Vegan, You are Making a Difference
Like previously mentioned, the main reason brands still test on animals is to stand out from their competitors with different ingredients, but for what? Money. So, by supporting companies that test on animals, we are sending a message to these companies that they can continue to receive massive financial gain if they choose to test on animals. By purchasing from cruelty-free and vegan brands, you are making a difference, which can even influence big companies to go cruelty-free.
5. Choosing Cruelty-Free and Vegan is better for the Environment
Not only are eco-friendly products better for your skin and health, they are also better for the environment as they contain fewer chemicals, thus reducing the environmental impact. Instead of supporting companies that test on animals or use animal-derived ingredients, opt for products containing natural ingredients that are better for humans and the planet.
With Earth Day right around the corner, we want to remind you that Touch Skin Care does not sell any products with ingredients that have been tested on animals or animal-derived ingredients. You can trust that when you use our products, you are not only making a difference to your skin, but you are also making a difference to the environment.