Various cosmetics are tested on animals to ensure that they will not cause irritation and hypersensitivity reactions in humans. Some of these cosmetics are makeup, medicine, skincare, haircare, body care, fragrance, sunscreen, and lots more. Some products that use animal testing are Chanel, Sephora, Burberry, Dior, Clinique, Nars, L’oreal ,MAC, Calvin Klein, Head and Shoulders, Ralph Lauren, Cerave, and many more, that I can’t even count. Some products that don’t use animal testing are Elf, NYX, Kiko, The Body Shop, Smashbox, Terte, Aveda, and Soap&Co. Millions of animals, including rats, mice, rabbits, dogs, and monkeys, are routinely used every year in laboratories around the world to test the safety and efficacy of drugs for humans. In fact, over 100 million animals are harmed each year because of animal testing. There are 40 countries that took action for this horrible thing and banned it but there are still 155 countries that are letting it happen, including Malta. We have to stop this and start taking note of what’s happening to these beautiful animals.

Written by Nicole Gauci
F1 St Matthew