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Witch's Cauldron

Animals used in cosmetics

Watch this video about

animal testing for cosmetics 

Take a look at the

Witch's spell book!

We all know that Witch's use gross ingredients like spider venom, bat's blood, and toad skin in their potions! But, what if I told you the cosmetic industry includes gross things like snail slime, whale vomit, and crushed beetles in real life "potions" to make makeup and other cosmetics? GROSS!! Animals are used in makeup and cosmetics ALL THE TIME! You may not even know it because their names are often called different names on the packaging.


What can you do?

  • When you go to the store check labels! Make sure your products are vegan (contain no animal products) and cruelty-free (not tested on animals).

  • Look for these symbols on your products!


Did you know?

​Nanomaterials (very small engineered materials) are found in cosmetics, they can be harmful to human health and the environment.


Using the flashlight on your phone go over to the vanity and look at the labels of the items laid out and see if you can find any of the names on the chart.

Interactive Exhibit

BONUS: See if you can find "palmitate" on the labels.

Palmitate is another word for palm oil. Watch this video.

When you buy cosmetics that are not vegan or cruelty-free there will always be a hurting or dying animal behind your mirror.

When you go to the store check labels! Also see if your cosmetics are vegan and cruelty-free by downloading this app!

Donate or sign a

petition today!

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Can you spot the

bear head?

Sun bears are commonly used in commercial bear bile farming – kept alive in tiny cages so their intestinal bile can be harvested and extracted in painful ways for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

Sun bears are extremely rare and close to extinction, due to the illegal trade of their body parts and habitat loss  to make room for palm oil and rubber plantations. 


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