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What Does Cruelty-Free Skincare Mean?

What to Know About Cruelty-Free Skin Care

What Is Cruelty-Free Skincare?

Cruelty-free skincare is defined as products never tested on animals, including their raw materials. If you want clearer skin, a cleaner planet, and fewer flare-ups from pre-existing conditions, it’s imperative you do your research and determine what brands coincide with the ingredients you trust on your skin while also caring for your complexion.

If you want to use a humane product, it’s important to ensure it works for your skin type so that you’re able to continue using the product without causing additional issues. With many skincare products out there, it can be challenging to find what works best for you and any pre-existing skin conditions.

Here are some tips on what to look for when choosing a cruelty-free skincare product and why it’s best for your skin!

Cruelty-Free Products Mean Better Ingredients

When you are starting to look for a skincare product, you’ll want to apply paraben and dye-free moisturizers, shampoos, and more. Cruelty-free skincare lacks harsh chemicals that can dry out your skin or do more harm than good. When you apply clean, cruelty-free products to your skin, you reduce your chances of having an acne breakout or issues with allergies, hives, and inflammation. Whether it’s a cleanser, moisturizer, or makeup, a good rule of thumb is less is more when it comes to ingredients. Cruelty-free products offer these limited ingredients or at least those deemed safe enough for sensitive human skin.

Cruelty-Free Brands Mean You Save Money, the Planet, and Your Skin

In recent years, it has become more common to discontinue testing on animals for beauty and skincare products. Without this overseas testing and added unnecessary ingredients, the product is able to be sold for a more reasonable price.

The ingredients used in these products are also obtained without causing more harm to the environment since they tend to be natural, chemical-free ingredients that don’t emit toxins into the air.

When you exclude all of these unnatural ingredients and chemicals, you’re doing your skin a service too, especially when you have pre-existing skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. The last thing your skin needs is help causing a flare-up. Mitigate the risk by only adding natural, clean products to your skin that will calm it and keep it clear.

Cruelty-Free vs. Vegan Products

Sometimes consumers attempt to purchase compassionate brands, but in order to do so, it’s essential to understand how ingredients and processes are listed on skincare products and what is legal and illegal to claim.

Cruelty-free is defined as a product that was developed without animal testing. Vegan means there are no animal-derived ingredients in the product itself. Either option is safer for your skin and includes fewer chemicals and foreign ingredients. When you ensure your brands are cruelty-free, you ensure that these companies aren’t doing testing overseas on animals and contributing to cruelty or adding unnecessary chemicals that will only irritate your skin or do permanent damage.

Luckily, there are plenty of brands that offer cruelty-free sunscreen, cleansers, moisturizers, makeup, and more, and your dermatologist can point you in the right direction.

Call Us Today!

For all of your skincare needs and any questions you have about what you can do to better your complexion, contact the experts at The Dermatology Group. If you are in the greater Cincinnati, OH area, we’d love to hear from you!

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