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Pet Lovers Beauty Products

It came to me recently that some of my Hairblues followers may have allergies to  the ‘popular’ beauty products advertised to fix all sorts issues – as well as – the promise of keeping us ‘wrinkle free’ forever and guaranteeing  that we can stay youthful looking long after the ages when one thinks of youth.

As a senior citizen, I’m here to tell you that eventually we change, if we are lucky enough to live a long and healthy life.  Perhaps more important than all that, do you know what  chemicals are in the products that you buy? And, how the companies decide which chemicals/products to use, or not to use, and why?

In addition, some of you might be concerned about the methods some of the beauty products on the market use to test their merchandise.  I don’t own a pet (yet), but I have friends who have adorable cats and dogs, which I have grown fond of. And, with that said, it is certainly worth a conversation to know/decide.

  • Have you ever thought of your cosmetics as having ‘dirty’ ingredients?   Credo Beauty  gives a list of ingredients which they never use in their beauty line and a definition of why.    For their list of ingredients you should ‘ditch’ check out this link: https://credobeauty.com/pages/dirtyingredients
  • When you visit the Credo.com site you will be pleasantly surprised to find many products and information. They also have a Clean Beauty Swap section, which gives replacement products for what you could be using now 🙂

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I continued to search the www  and found some sites I think are worth looking at to get an idea of what is available in the ‘Clean’ and ‘Cruelty Free’beauty products. You can get a cruelty free guide by joining the Cruelty Free Kitty list at this link:   Cruelty free brands

 Since cruelty-free certification is done on a voluntary basis, not all cruelty-free companies are certified.  If a company or brand has an official cruelty-free claim, and if they don’t test products nor ingredients on animals, don’t hire third parties to test on animals on their behalf, and don’t sell their products in China, I consider it a cruelty-free company, and I make sure to include it on this list, as well as include proof and correspondence.
Read more at http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com

 Leaping Bunny 
In response, eight national animal protection groups banded together to form the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). The CCIC promotes a single comprehensive standard and an internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo. They work with companies to help make shopping for animal-friendly products easier and more trustworthy. You can find out more at: Leaping Bunny Blog

Now that we’ve had the conversation, you may want to try some of the cruelty free products and explore whether you can replace some of your products little by little.  For example, lipsticks.  There is a great website I encourage you to explore.  It’s called LUSHUSA.COM.  I can assure you that you will find something worth trying.