Cruelty towards Animals in the name of Testing

Awareness

My love for animals made me search for the effects of cosmetic testing on animals where I came across these few points which make me think “Do I really look beautiful after using products which may have led to the cruelty towards innocent animals”…I look like a Hangman ..and so do all of us because of whom these companies are still carrying on such in-human animal testing.

1. Animal testing exclusively involves mice and rats.
Companies that conduct animal testing use many different species. After mice and rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and dogs are the most commonly used animals.

2. When you test shampoo on animals, you simply rub it on their fur.
Animal testing usually involves applying chemicals or products to animals’ shaved skin or eyes. In one of the most commonly used tests, researchers put chemicals into their eyes and record the state of the injured eye for 21 days.

3. Animals can’t feel pain.
A recent experiment found that when mice are exposed to painful stimuli, they display facial expressions very similar to those humans show when in pain. Research has also found that many animals even suffer from depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders in laboratories.

4. All animals in laboratories have some legal protection.
The only federal law that applies to animals used for testing is the Animal Welfare Act, which only regulates cage size, cleanliness, and food and water, but does not limit the procedures that can be done. This law excludes rats, mice, birds, cold-blooded animals, and animals commonly killed for food—so rats and mice, the animals most commonly used in toxicity tests, are not even given minimal protections.

5. Animals are well cared for and are given anesthesia or painkillers during tests.
Generally, animals are not given anesthesia even during extremely painful tests.

6. Some animals get to live happy lives once they are not needed for any more testing.
Every year, millions of animals used for testing are killed during the experiment or soon after.

7. Cosmetic testing on animals is required by law.
The United States does not require tests on cosmetics. In fact, hundreds of companies do not test their products on animals, just look for the rabbit logo on the label that tells you that your beauty product is animal-friendly.

8. Testing cosmetics on animals tells us whether the products are safe.
It’s difficult to interpret what animal test results mean for humans, because each species reacts differently to various substances.

9. There aren’t any alternatives to animal tests.
There are many cheaper and faster alternative methods that produce more accurate information. Examples include artificial human skin and robotic technology that can screen thousands of chemicals at once using cells grown in the lab.

10. Companies always use the most current testing methods.
Many companies continue to test chemicals and products using animal-based tests developed in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

11. There is nothing I can do to stop animal suffering in laboratories.
There are many things you can do to help animals in laboratories.

* Look for an animal-testing free logo on products you buy.
* Use an alternative to dissection in science class.
* Start a campaign making people aware about these animal testing myths.

This article is still better. The other articles were spine chilling and when I searched for images in google, I couldn’t stop my tears from rolling down.

As end consumers we don’t have much to do except the most important part-Stop using products those are tested on Animals. Looks for the rabbit sign which says its animal friendly. Let our lipstick, shampoo’s, eyeliner be the reason of somebody’s pain.

These points are re=searched from the website: http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-myths-about-animal-testing and I don’t own any ownership. The Purpose of this Post is just to share the awareness because I know we all care.

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Oriflame Very Me Happy Glow Lip Gloss

Oriflame

Dear friends

Recently my love for Lip Gloss made me buy this little sweet heart from Oriflame called as “Happy Glow” from the Very Me rage categorized as “Moods Lip Gloss”.
Color: Pomegranate
Shade: Deep Hot Pink
Price: 249/- INR

The Lip Gloss has very fine shimmer in self color and gold. These are like light reflecting particles which adds to the shine. But once applied they are not visible. The Gloss is not very heavy on the Lips and neither too sticky. It stays on for 1-2 hrs after which the color starts fading leaving back a sweet deep pinkish tint and moisturized lips with a subtle glow. You need not apply any lip balm and the lips remain moisturized until you eat or drink.

Very Me Lip Gloss_Glowing halo

Very Me Lip Gloss_Glowing halo

The Lip gloss gives a very sheer coverage which may be a con for girls with pigmented lips. As for me I apply lipstick to cover the pigmentation marks as my lips are highly pigmented and then apply the gloss.

Very Me Lip Gloss_Glowing halo

Very Me Lip Gloss_Glowing halo

Pros:
1. Decent color payoff considering that it’s just a gloss.
2. Very good moisturizing effect
3. Not very sticky
Cons:
1. Won’t hide pigmentation.
2. You need a Oriflame consultant for getting their products

Overall: 3.5/5
There is nothing exceptional in this Gloss and nothing too bad either. It’s just a decent product.