Animal Ingredients in Cosmetics

There is an almost unbelievable source of cosmetic ingredients in the U.S. today: your local rendering plant. Here all kinds of dead animals are hauled in daily, from euthanized pets to diseased livestock. Many of the animals have been injected with antibiotics… or with estrogen to fatten them up and get them to market quicker. After being dumped in huge vats, their carcasses are boiled and all the fat is pressure-extracted from the bones, skin, etc. The result is rendered fat (tallow, tallowate). These animal sources can irritate and clog the pores and may contain hormone-altering chemicals.

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