Are you thinking of getting botulinum toxin (Botox) to “fix” or prevent wrinkles—or of returning to your cosmetic Botox routine now that COVID-19 restrictions are lifting? Before you do, consider the following:
Is Botox vegan? Is Botox cruelty-free?
Botox for cosmetics purposes and other products like it are not animal-friendly—they’re not cruelty-free. Even as some companies have developed animal-free ways to test these products, experimenters still poison mice, which induces paralysis and causes them to endure a slow and agonizing death.
There’s no justification for torturing and killing sensitive, curious mice. These animals are so clean and tidy that they (like humans) create separate spaces in their homes in their natural habitat for storing food, sleeping, and going to the toilet.
Thankfully, many compassionate cosmetics companies are saying “no” to testing their products on mice, rabbits, rats, or any other animals. Some of our favorite brands offer cruelty-free and vegan anti-wrinkle creams and other products that are as good for our skin as they are for animals. Check out the most raved-about ones:
Use 100% PURE’s Vitamin C Serum to reveal younger-looking skin without harming animals. “I love this product, it’s smooth, moisturizes and smells great,” raved one customer.
Start your day looking bright and ageless with Aveda’s Tulasāra Firm Concentrate. “Great product for tired skin,” said one satisfied customer.
The Body Shop
As we age, our hair changes. Thank goodness, then, for Developlus’ Anti-Aging Hair Treatment System, complete with a clarifier, a masque, and an elixir.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
We love Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s products because they work and are cruelty-free. The Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel is no exception. Follow the peel with the Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer for nourished, smooth skin. “A++ for sure,” gushed one customer.
Franklin & Whitman
The hydrating, nourishing Walnut Hill Face Serum is a fan favorite. “My skin feels softer and is definitely brighter,” said one happy customer.
Show off radiant and younger-looking skin with a little help from Age Renewal Vitamin E 25,000 IU Moisturizing Crème, a JĀSÖN bestseller.
Kiss My Face
Rejuvenate and revitalize your skin without harming animals with Kiss My Face’s C the Change Ester C Serum.
For elasticity and glow, try Lush’s Full of Grace animal-friendly moisturizer. “Like magic!” said one customer.
Pacifica’s Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream is vegan and cruelty-free, just like every other product from the company. Add the Mineral Face Shade Coconut Probiotic (SPF 30) to your morning routine to protect your skin and avoid signs of early aging.
For an all-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen, try Physicians Formula’s Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Moisturizer (SPF 15). For an ultra-rich topical, try the Deep Wrinkle Corrector Day & Night Cream. “This is the best day and night cream I ever used,” commented one user.
The epic Truffle Therapy Serum from SKIN&CO Roma, a PETA Business Friend, will keep your skin looking refreshed and radiant. “My skin feels hydrated and tight. Love, love, love it!!!” said one purchaser.
People love this roll-on eye serum: “Smooths lines, decreases puffiness. Perfect serum. Can’t live without!” said one customer.
Worldwide, more than 400,000 mice are killed annually in experiments used to test Botox and similar products, even though reliable, cruelty-free, non-animal tests have been approved by government agencies. The only way to oppose these cruel and archaic tests effectively is to buy from the many compassionate brands that use only vegan ingredients and that refuse to test on animals anywhere in the world.
More Ways to Protect Your Skin and Animals
Sun damage can cause dark spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. For the best prevention, pick up one of these animal-friendly sunscreens as well!
Leafy greens can help fight signs of aging, too. Add spinach, arugula, and kale to your diet for extra benefits.
If you shop on your own for vegan anti-wrinkle products, be sure to choose a brand that doesn’t test on animals by checking our Beauty Without Bunnies database:
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