Monday, February 9, 2015

Katy Perry. Do you know the makeup you represent is tested on animals?

Katy Perry Covergirl Cosmetics
There is something that has been annoying me for a long time. Maybe it annoys you too. There are celebrities that claim to be animals lovers. They won't wear fur. Some are even vegan, yet they are models for Covergirl cosmetics. What's the problem with that you ask? Covergirl products are tested on animals. Many people have no idea that their new mascara was smeared into the eyes of caged rabbits or it's ingredients were force fed to them in the name of safety.

Covergirl is a Proctor and Gamble brand. The company will tell you that most of their products are not tested on animals or they are working to end the use of animals in product testing or that they only test their products on animals when required by law. There is no law in the US requiring cosmetics to be tested on animals. China, however, requires cosmetic products to be tested on animals. If a company sells their cosmetics in China, the cosmetics are tested on animals.

So somebody tell me why Katy Perry, Pink and Ellen DeGeneres are Covergirls? These women proclaim to be animal lovers. They won't wear fur. Ellen is vegan. I just don't get it. Don't they know about animal testing, do they think it doesn't matter or is it the money and prestige of being a Covergirl that makes them look the other way?

I have read that Ellen claims she checked to see if Covergirl makeup and Olay products were tested on animals before she signed on. She even contacted PETA to make sure the products were not tested on animals. She claims PETA gave her the thumbs up. I have never seen Covergirl products on any of the cruelty free lists. Just checked again. Nope. I don't see Covergirl on any cruelty free list. 

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Besides Covergirl, Ellen also does advertising for Proctor and Gamble on her show.

I do my best to research the makeup I use to make sure it is cruelty free. I don't want an animal in a cage, in a lab, to suffer so my clients and I can look prettier. These animal loving celebrities have a real opportunity to make a stand against animal testing and increase public awareness that would persuade the big companies to make changes. I don't understand why they don't.

Please go to the cruelty free lists and check your makeup brands. If you find your makeup brand is tested on animals, contact the company and let them know you are not happy about it. When your makeup item is used up, replace it with one of the many fabulous brands that are not tested on animals.

Have a beautiful, cruelty free day!

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  1. Do cover girl lipsticks (the old ones and the new ones) contain animal by-products? Do they consider ***stearic acid to be non-animal?

  2. I took a look at the ingredients for some Covergirl lipsticks. They contain animal by products. They would not be considered vegan or vegetarian. I didn't notice stearic acid on the lipsticks I checked, but I did see lanolin, silk powder, carmine and squalane. Stearic acid can be plant or animal derived. You can always send P&G an email asking specifics on ingredients. P&G still tests on animals.