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How to Shop Cruelty-Free; Alternatives to Products That Use Animal Testing

One of the most effective ways to stop animal testing is with your spending power. By choosing cruelty-free products, you can help drive the demand for products that don’t rely on these outdated and barbaric practices. 

These tips will help you ensure that you’re purchasing cruelty-free products as gifts—or for yourself.

Reach Out to Retailers and Producers Directly

If you’re unsure that a product is not tested on animals or a producer or retailer has not explicitly expressed that the product is cruelty-free, the easiest and most effective way to find out is to simply contact them directly.

A quick email or social media post should be met with a concrete answer, and if they try to talk around the issue, it may mean that animals have been harmed in the products testing.

Investigate New or Unfamiliar Ingredients

While you may have vetted a product’s ingredients already and know that it is cruelty-free, sometimes formulas change, and new or unfamiliar ingredients may require further research. 

When you discover a new ingredient on product labels, get online and find the producer or third-party retailer to ensure that it is not tested on animals.

What to Do When You See Conflicting Information

This can be confusing and very frustrating, and untrustworthy vendors may make claims to be cruelty-free that they actually cannot back up. If you see conflicting information, it’s best to contact the seller or producer directly for proof that the product was never tested on animals. 
As retailers understand the importance of getting a cruelty-free certification, consumers can be heard by only choosing platforms that do their diligence to only carry these products and conduct their own research. Transparency from retailers about their products is the first step. Visit Not to Die For to shop 100% cruelty-free. We are happy to share our commitment to this cause, as well as detailed steps we take to avoid testing on animals. 

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