Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Read it and weep

Typical animal tests used to test cosmetics and ingredients:
  1. The first test is for eye irritations, or Draize test, in which shampoos and cosmetics are put into rabbit’s eyes, which are fastened, open. The chemical causes blistering, swelling and blindness. The pain often becomes so intense that the rabbit breaks its back trying to get away from it.
  2. The second test is the skin irritation test in which the test animal has an area of its back stripped of fur and the test product repeatedly rubbed into the bare skin causing rash, pain and swelling.
  3. The third test is the LD/50 test (Lethal dose - 50% die). In this test cosmetics are force fed to test animals to determine the amount necessary to cause 50% of them to die in severe agony from such things as organ blockage, toxic reaction, and convulsions.
  4. Fourth is the inhalation test. In this test, animals are sprayed repeatedly in the face for a 2-1/2 hour period, and then killed and their tissues examined.
Info from: http://www.veganrepresent.com/


  1. Thank you so much for doing this research! Using cosmetics that aren't tested on animals in any way is extremely important to me and I've started my own little crusade to replace all my old cosmetics with cruelty-free ones! Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks, gonna do my best. Animal testing is a horrible, horrible industry that reflects terribly on the human race.