What’s more important: using chemical free makeup or a cruelty-free makeup remover?
If you’re still wondering, let me tell you that both are essential. What you put on your face and what you use to take it off plays a great role in your skin’s health.
When you choose cruelty-free products, you take care of yourself and of animals. This is one aspect I want to focus on, as it has a great significance in our discussion. Let’s take a closer look at it.
What does cruelty-free really mean?
Cruelty-free is a label found on different beauty products and it says that those products, along with their ingredients, were not tested on animals.
This means that no harsh chemicals are tested on bunnies, mice or other small animals in order to see their effects.
You may think that if a product is not tested (on animals), it is not safe for you. Wrong! There are different ways to make sure an item is safe for humans. One of them is to use ingredients that are already classified as safe.
Another myth says that animal testing is required by law in the case of new beauty products. This is not the case in many countries such as the US, but there are a few exceptions. We will get to them shortly.
Why are companies testing on animals?
Despite all of these details, some companies still choose to test on animals.
This may happen because they come up with new innovative products and believe they need to test them.
Other businesses may want to enter the Chinese market. It’s widely known that China is a country where animal testing is required by law.
How to check if a product is cruelty-free
For a product to be cruelty-free, it’s not enough to have written on the package cruelty-free or not tested on animals.
The first thing you want to look for is the cruelty-free logo. The PETA bunny or Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics – CCIC – logo are two safe options for you.
If you want to take your research even further, you can check online to see if a company is listed as cruelty-free or not. PETA has a full list of such companies.
Your benefits for using cruelty-free makeup removers
When you go for a cruelty-free makeup remover, you will definitely enjoy some great benefits.
They are a healthy option for your skin
Some cruelty-free makeup removers are a safer option for your skin. They may not contain harsh chemicals which cause irritations or allergies.
You can avoid unpleasant events on your skin by choosing these products.
Yet, this does not mean you don’t have to be precocious. Check the ingredients list to be 100% sure that they are safe.
Also, test the product on a small portion of your skin. You may not know it, but you may be allergic to one of the ingredients used in that product.
You take care of the little animals
This is probably one of the biggest benefits of using cruelty-free makeup removers.
You choose a product that protects not only your skin, but also those little animals you adore.
Did you know how many animals are used for testing different products?
The list includes:
Products may be safe for the environment
This aspect may depend from one product to another. In order to be sure, check the ingredients list.
Cruelty-free makeup removers are a safe option for your skin, meaning they may not contain harsh ingredients.
When you throw those used pads or wash your face, you do not ‘throw’ some dangerous (possibly toxic) chemicals down the drain. They do not affect the soils or waters they reach.
Makeup remover alternative: natural oils
Makeup removers are one of the products you can easily make at home. All you will need are a few natural oils.
In fact, you can use just one oil to remove your makeup. It can be extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil or argan oil.
If you want to combine them, you will need:
- 1 teaspoon of castor oil
- 3 teaspoons of olive oil
Mix them and place them in a small bottle.
When you want to take off your makeup, just put some mixture on a pad and gently remove it. Massage the oil that remains in your skin or wash it off.