Elizabeth Grant products are not tested on animals.
Unfortunately, in the cosmetics industry, testing cosmetics on animals is not yet a thing of the past. Many cosmetic companies test products - from eye shadows to soaps to sunscreens - on rabbits and guinea pigs to assess whether the product can cause damage, irritation or allergic reactions when applied to sensitive areas (like the eyes) or broken skin.
Companies that do test their products on animals list the following advantages: protecting human health and safety, safeguarding the environment and/or helping them maintain a competitive edge.
The disadvantages of testing on animals are:
- Human skin is not the same as animal skin. One key difference is the distribution of fine blood vessels within the skin. Humans and animals react differently to products. Testing products for human use on animals is less accurate than testing products for human use on humans.
- Cosmetic testing on animals is expensive.
- Animals suffer pain, spend their lives in cramped cages and often die shortly after the testing.
Many attractive alternatives to animal testing exist:
- Cell cultures
- Tissue cultures
- Testing on corneas from eye banks
- Sophisticated computer models
- Using human volunteers
Fortunately, many of today's leading cosmetics companies have chosen alternatives to animal testing. Elizabeth Grant is among them. Each of our products undergo clinical studies using human volunteers who love being the first to experience the moisturizing and anti-aging benefits of our skin care products. Scientists with decades of experience in the industry test our ingredients in our sophisticated laboratories. And no product leaves our doors without being tested by Margot, whose sensitive skin and discerning tastes must be satisfied before the product gets the Elizabeth Grant seal of approval.