Mink Eyelashes Are Not Cruelty Free

Mink Eyelashes Are Not Cruelty Free

Mink eyelashes are not cruelty free. In fact, they are just the opposite! I believe that one of the first local articles I read about this was back in 2012 from Boston Magazine. The article was entitled, “Mink Eyelashes: Buyer, Beware.”

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The writer, Anne Vickman, was contacted by a salon in Boston and was touting their supposed, “PETA friendly” mink eyelash extensions. Fortunately, like all good reporters, Ms. Vickman first contacted PETA about mink lashes. She wrote that she was, “skeptical — and having a hard time imagining anyone “gently brushing” these relatively aggressive animals (related to weasels and badgers) and returning them to a natural habitat.”

 

Mink Eyelashes Are Not Cruelty Free

I know no one is going to be surprised that PETA responded by writing, “These lashes are not PETA-approved. Even if the companies that sell mink eyelashes claim to obtain the fur by brushing live minks, those minks still suffer on farms and ultimately will be killed for their fur. We encourage consumers to choose alternatives to any materials that are derived from animals, ensuring that they are not contributing to an industry that causes suffering.”

As a blogger, I’ve been contacted to review mink eyelashes. The disturbing thing is that for bloggers, and the general public alike, many companies are usually not the ones that are being blatantly dishonest. Like, I’m sure most of us would not ever buy mink eyelashes in huge lots from China. However, if a United States company was advertising cruelty free mink eyelashes, and was showcasing how they were “featured” in well-know, popular magazines, you might start to believe their claims. First, they’ll let you know that you can reuse your mink false eyelashes many, many more times than you can your synthetic ones. Also, they’ll let you believe that if you really want natural, soft looking lashes, you should be wearing mink.

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I’m not going to show you any horrific photos, or share horrific YouTube videos. However, I am hoping you will think about some things. No one is going to be gently brushing a mink so they can provide you with mink lashes. Also, minks are not like chickens where you could even try to claim that they’re peacefully roaming around before they’re killed. The claim that there is no harm done to the minks doesn’t even make sense. They’re captured, and from all that I’ve read, they put the minks in a very, very small cages that do not even have a floor. It’s just metal wires.

Mink is semi-aquatic, so being in a cage means that it’s not spending part of its life in the water
 Mink Eyelashes

The truly horrific footage of how minks are treated, to their eventual (equally horrible) death—by poison, or suffocation, etc. is appalling!

Please, there are enough cruelty free mascaras on the market that can actually make your lashes look amazing. If you want to go for false eyelashes, there are plenty of beautiful, truly cruelty free companies that you can buy your faux lashes from. Georgie Beauty and Ardell are two such companies. I’ll have another post about cruelty free false lashes soon. 

 

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jane iredale Lip Drink SPF 15 Lip Balm Review

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I have a terrific product that I will review: the jane iredale product, the Lip Drink. Jane Iredale founded Iredale Mineral Cosmetics in 1994, and her goal has been to “make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin. Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.”

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jane iredale products are certified cruelty free by PETA!  PETA

This jane iredale product is SPF 15 from the lip balm’s active ingredient, zinc oxide. It is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, and when used regularly it can aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. The Lip Drink provides Medium Protection from UVB/UVA rays.

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I like that the lip balm tube is designed to appeal to both women and men. It’s not  just women that have to worry about skin cancer; men are equally at risk, of course! The lip balm is advertised as being colorless, which is true, but I do get a white tint on my lips.

This is practical for all seasons. Your lips can get scorched from the winter winds and the sun’s rays in the summer.

Ingredients in the jane iredale Lip Drink

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 The Lip Drink bears the Recommended by Label:

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Another great aspect is that the Lip Drink has no petroleum-derived products. Jane Iredale reports that it is Vegan and Gluten Free. The smell and flavor is from lemon and carrot oils.

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See the open jar symbol? That’s the EU (European Union) requirement that all boxes and labels contain that symbol with the number of months you can expect to use the product at its “optimal performance.”   So the period the consumer has on the Lip Drink is 12 months.

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Relogy natural skincare to clear up acne

What is Relogy?

Relogy,  pronounced,  rel-oh-jee, is a new skincare line that is formulated to clear up acne in two steps. Relogy is botanically-based, and the three products are 95-100% derived from natural ingredients; and they are benzoyl peroxide free. Relogy is also 100% vegan, which means that there are no animal by-products, and it is cruelty free. There is absolutely no animal testing, as certified by PETA.

Although I have not yet tested it, I wanted to bring this new skincare line to my readers attention as Relogy states that.. “It’s the easiest, fastest, most effective acne care treatment you can find. If you don’t agree, we’ll give you your money back!”

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How is Relogy different from other acne products on the market?

Relogy has products that are quick and easy to apply, as they know that adults are busy and want to spend as little time as they can treating their acne!

Relogy has a Dual Action Treatment Foam is different from other acne care products because it can be used just like a topical acne treatment, that does not require rinsing, or it can be used as a treatment cleanser, with rinsing.

Relogy also has active ingredients that are different than other acne care products. They are botanically based ingredients and have no harsh chemicals.

Relogy has a 100% Natural Skin Balancing Lotion with Coconut Milk, that is to prevent side effects, and keep your skin well hydrated and nourished.

Relogy also has a product for acne flare-ups, called the Targeted Spot Treatment, which has Seaweed Extract. This is a rollerball applicator and is very cooling.

The goal is to have your blemishes fade quickly and completely, and to do so as quickly as possible.

More information about Relogy:

Relogy has two steps, and there are three products. It is used once a day for acne prevention, and twice a day for those who have moderate to severe acne.

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