Many commercial cosmetics are tested on animals and contain toxins, albeit in tiny doses. But we give ourselves, and the environment when we wash cosmetics off, millions of doses over a lifetime.
It's World Week for Animals in Laboratories, so give them, yourself and the environment a break: access these excellent websites for non-toxic, cruelty-free alternatives:
Skin Deep - The Environmental Working Group's database of cosmetics and personal care products, ranked according to how likely they are to be hazardous.
Beauty Without Cruelty Approved Product List - cruelty-free products available in South Africa.
Leaping Bunny Approved Product List - cruely-free products available in South Africa.
- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, April 2012