Who suffers from beauty?

We women have always loved to be beautiful. We like to take care of ourselves, apply various creams and make-up that emphasize what is beautiful and hide our shortcomings. However, how many of us wonder where all these cosmetics come from? How do those who make cosmetics know which ingredients will have a beneficial effect on our skin, eliminate wrinkles, soothe it… And which are toxic and harmful in themselves, or have harmful effects in excessive amounts?
That’s right – all these ingredients and also the finished products need to be tested somewhere. But where? I wouldn’t already give my skin to test some new, as yet unknown and untested ingredient. And probably no other. What if it eats my skin? Does it cause skin cancer? No thanks. But what’s left? I wouldn’t have thought of it myself, but that’s why the cosmetic concerns, which are mostly about making money – albeit through corpses… In short, they got the idea: “Let’s test on animals! Yes, what a wonderful idea, the cost will be minimal, but who cares about some suffering rabbits or cats with torn skin and blinded, sore eyes! The main thing is that we sell our products! ”I do not agree with this and I uncompromisingly condemn such actions, and I also know that many other people around the world agree with me. Some, however, either don’t know how it goes at all, or they are simply rude and heartless people. Hoping to open my eyes to someone else, I decided to write a short article on how this is done so that those who don’t (yet) believe or don’t want to believe will overlook it. If the already poor blinded animals are not afraid…

Animal testing began decades ago, in 1933. In addition to medicines, animals are also tested on cosmetics and accessories, as well as cleaners, powders and similar items for household and other uses. Every year, millions of animals around the world first suffer severe pain and then die in laboratories to confirm the reliability and effectiveness of these products. There are 13 basic types of testing: testing on eye irritants, skin irritants, how much substance penetrates the skin, how much it irritates the skin, phototoxicity and photosensitivity, mutation, acute and chronic toxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive effects, congenital effects defects, and testing the final performance of products. They test all sorts of things on animals; from basic cosmetic ingredients, of which there are about 8000, to eye shadows, mascara and soap, aggressive household cleaners, polishing waxes for furniture… They use all kinds of animals: rats, bunnies, guinea pigs and even dogs and cats.

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