Everything from shampoo, soap, mascara, hair colour and even moisturisers are tested on animals. Do you know how they test them? It is unimaginable the practices done on these poor creatures who are kept in small cages and used this way until they die. Animal ingredients range from fats to scent glands. Even perfumes can contain animal ingredients. If you love animals, make the choice to stop using anything tested on animals or containing animal ingredients.
Another issue: Fur. Why would any one wear fur? I shudder every time I see someone wearing it (always women!).
Not surprisingly, large corporations like Johnson and Johnson and Unilever test on animals. There are so many alternatives the switch is easy. The labels on the bottles will tell you whether or not they do test.
Why use products tested on animals when there are so many good alternatives? It's not like you have to stop using cosmetics. Good High Street brands: Burt's Bees, the Body Shop, Barry M cosmetics, and Bourjois Paris are affordable, stylish, and good quality. Items sold under the Waitrose, Sainsbury's or Superdrug name have not been tested on animals, and The Body Shop makes a good range of anti ageing creams. High Street shop products I recommend:
Etsy (online craft superstore) group that contains body, bath and beauty products that are hand made and cruelty free: