Friday, 7 January 2011

Easy, breezy...beautiful?

I want to know how anyone can look in the mirror and apply a Covergirl cosmetic product to their face after being enlightened with the following information:

Covergirl Cosmetics are owned by Procter and Gamble. Procter and Gamble regularly tests their products and ingredients on hamsters, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. These are animals that children keep as pets!

I took this list of past P&G tests from Uncaged as a vivid illustration of what is happening behind the scenes:

  • an acute toxicity test where dogs were force fed large amounts of a cleaning chemical by stomach tube
  • cancer and toxicity tests on rats and mice of optical brighteners and other washing power ingredients
  • long-term poisoning tests in animals for colouring agents
  • 71 mice were repeatedly force-fed a synthetic musk fragrance by tube

Need I really say more?

For more details and sources of this information, you can visit Uncaged:

FYI, Procter and Gamble owns numerous beauty and household brands, including:

Max Factor
Anna Sui
Dolce & Gabbana
Vidal Sassoon
Pantene hair care
Wella hair care
Aussie Haircare
Gucci colognes
Hugo Boss colognes
Old Spice colognes
Bold Laundry Detergent

The comprehensive list is available on the P&G website:

There are fantastic, healthier, cruelty-free alternatives to every one of the above products. If you want to know about any specific alternatives please email me on the Q&A page. In the meantime, lots of blogs on fabulous animal-friendly products to come.

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