El Estoque

Beauty and the Blood

Beauty and the Blood

Dhruvika Randad and Justine Ha

September 28, 2018

Cosmetic testing is the process of testing makeup products and their ingredients on animals through brutal and violent manners when checking for severe reactions on their skin. When this process is complete, blood is shed and lives are lost, but beauty is found — both inside and out. Sophomore Elene...

A cosmetics buyer’s guide to cruelty-free products

Himani Yalamaddi

April 14, 2018

Amid the aisles upon aisles of cosmetics available to purchase, ranging from foundation to hair sprays, a few products stand out, sporting "cruelty-free" stickers and marketing as an animal-friendly item. Companies, it seems, have responded to a growing demand for more humane cosmetics, by increasing...