At Mint Nails Spa & Studio, we are proud to be 100% cruelty-free, using polishes that are vegan and non-toxic and making homemade scrubs using grapeseed oil and organic sugar scrubs. All of our products have been researched and are either listed on PeTA’s website to have never been tested on animals or contacted the company directly to ensure that no animal testing was involved. Another side bonus for being cruelty-free in the US is that all of our products are made domestically, like our Dazzle Dry polishes that are made right here in our backyard in Chandler, Arizona.
Below is a list of why you we are cruelty-free and why you should be too!
#1 – No Animal Testing
Make-up has been around for a long time and the same ingredients used to make your eye-shadow, lipstick and more hasn’t changed much in the over 100 years consumers have been using make-up, so why the need to animal test? The simple reason – profit. Countries like China requires animal testing to sell their products overseas. But times are changing, and many countries are shifting their laws to ensure products brought to their country has never been tested on animals. Countries like India and the European Union are examples of countries that will even go so far as to not let products tested on animals be sold in their countries at all.
So how do I know if a product I’m using has been tested on animals? PeTa has a list of companies that still animal test. Here’s the link: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/companies-that-still-test-on-animals/
Fortunately, the tides are changing and it’s easier then ever to find products at your local drug store that do not animal test like E.L.F. and Wet n Wild, so check out these products the next time you buy beauty products.
#2. Less Chemicals & the Non-Toxic Movement
A great benefit of being cruelty-free is that many products use less toxic chemicals or are considered non-toxic. The average woman puts over 500 chemicals on our body every day from the body wash, deodorants, lipsticks, the list goes on and on. And these chemicals seep into our skin and pores and can cause serious illnesses and damage to our body. Cruelty-free products such as our polishes, our lotions and more are made without cancer causing chemicals or are paraben free. So give your body a break by moving towards less toxic and cruelty-free products.
#3 – Vegan Products are Healthier for you
When you purchase products that are labeled vegan, you are using a product that is made with more natural properties and are hypoallergenic. Natural ingredients means less harsh chemicals in your body that can harm you. Make sure you read the label carefully, because many natural products feature coconut or peanuts, so those with a nut allergy need to be cautious when using these products.
So be a conscientious shopper and do your research on the products you use and see if they are animal tested or vegan. You’d be surprised how many companies are, but also how many of the products you use are not.