If you see a little bunny on your product’s packaging, it’s not just a doodle. That means your product is cruelty-free! So what does that mean exactly? Generally, cruelty-free products are those not tested on animals. At least that’s what people think. But there’s more to it than that.
It’s always nice to know that the purchases you make are endorsing companies that aren’t cruel to animals. Especially when we’re living in a world where more and more people are becoming socially and environmentally conscious. Because of this, skincare products with labels that say, “vegan,” “cruelty-free,” and “organic” are becoming bestsellers. Seeing that little bunny and the words, “cruelty-free,” on the product you’re considering buying makes you more apt to buy it, and companies are counting on that.
That all sounds good and well, right? You think that to make people buy their products, companies are changing the way they produce them, choosing alternate methods that avoid testing on animals. However, there’s a catch. There is no standardized legal definition of the phrase cruelty-free, which means companies can use these words to their discretion. This brings us back to our question, what does cruelty-free mean exactly?
Cruelty-free can mean a variety of different things…
- The product has never been tested on animals (the best option, the one we’d all like to think the products we purchase fall under).
- Certain ingredients in the product have been tested on animals but the final product was not.
- The product’s brand does not test on animals but the supplier of their ingredients may test on animals.
- When the product was made, it was not tested on animals. But the brand/ingredients could have tested on animals in the past and could in the future.
- The product may have been made in a different country where the laws protecting animals are weaker than here.
Unfortunately, they don’t specify which category the product falls under on the packaging. That’s where you come in. Before you buy a certain product or from a certain brand, look them up. Here are some programs that can help you find the information that you’re looking for…
- Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) – This program helps make it easier for consumers to identify products that have not been used for animal testing throughout any stage of their development. They make any brand that uses the cruelty-free bunny logo sign an agreement stating so.
- PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies database – This database allows consumers to search any product or brand name to learn the validity of that particular product or brand’s claim.
Sure, some companies truly care about poor treatment and testing on animals. In the meantime, always do your research behind a company before you purchase one of their products. It’s important to know who you are supporting and what you are putting your money behind. At Sanseti, we are 100% cruelty free with all of our products. Check out our shop today to see our products for yourself.
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