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Coming Clean About "Cruelty Free"

The Label Sounds Nice but Doesn't Guarantee those Expensive Soaps and Lotions were Created Without Being Tested on Animals.
Slate, Rebecca Clarren, Dec. 13, 2006

I'm not alone: 60 percent of consumers agree that they look for beauty products that have a "cruelty free" label on them, according to a recent online poll conducted by the Benchmarking Group, a national consumer research firm for the beauty industry. Like me, about half of the poll participants assumed that the federal government monitored those products to ensure they weren't tested on animals. Turns out it's an assumption that will get you about as far as believing that the right face cream can change your skin and your entire dating life.

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