Health and Beauty has become a huge industry in the United States. Each year new products are developed for use as well as natural substances that improve health and beauty are introduced. These products range from soaps to beauty creams to vitamins and other health aids. The leading health and beauty merchandise categories in the United States by sales in 2021 is toothpaste. The sales of toothpaste produced almost nine billion U.S. dollars in 2021.
Consumers can purchase health and beauty products without having to make a large investment in research and development or forgoing certain ingredients that may be beneficial to their health. The biggest challenge when purchasing health and beauty products is that they often contain ingredients and chemicals that have been proven to be harmful or have been banned from other countries. Many people are surprised to learn that ethically produced beauty products can contain traces of lead or toxins that were used in the past. This is why it is so important to only buy ethically produced beauty items. Today there are some companies that have an ethical policy involving animal testing.
There are many benefits to buying health and beauty items that are ethically produced. Companies that follow an ethical code of conduct can provide customers with safer products that are not as likely to expose consumers to toxic ingredients, animal testing or lead. This can help them to score high on the “Witness For Humans” index by the Ethical Consumer Network. On the other hand, companies that are not as concerned about animal rights may not be as conscientious when it comes to tracking down and removing dangerous toxins or dangerous chemical residues.
When buyers are looking for health and beauty items that are considered to be on the “watch list”, they should make sure they are buying from a company that has a solid ethical and environmental record. The “Witness for Animals” is an organization that is dedicated to seeing that no animals are abused or mistreated. In this guide we investigate, score and rank the companies that are on the “Witness for Animals” list. Based on these findings we assign a star rating to each company. When possible we give our recommended buys, which are companies that meet all of the ethical and environmental guidelines we researched.
In this guide we investigate, score and rank the health and beauty companies that are on the “Witness for Animals” list. Based on the findings we assigned stars to each company. We gave our recommended buys, which are companies that meet all the ethical and environmental guidelines we researched. Then we determined how those companies performed against the requirements set forth in the “Guidelines for Safe Cosmetics”. These include not using any hazardous substances and using only non-comedogenic (non-chemical that blocks the skin’s pores) and non-acnegenic (avoiding chemicals that trigger acne breakouts).
Our research exposed four companies that actually stood behind their products and declared they would not use any banned or hazardous ingredients. Another two companies had statements that they did not believe in using dangerous or hazardous materials, but that they would of course address the matter if consumers asked them to. And lastly, one company had a statement that while they didn’t have a zero safety rating, they did believe in using only natural ingredients. After reading this we believe you have greater odds of buying health and beauty products that you can both trust and stand by to use in your home.