Hi, my name is Katy, and I’m a beauty and skincare addict.
I religiously hit Mecca come payday, cruise past Sephora on my way home and more than regularly keep an eye on new products being added to ASOS’ ever-expanding beauty range. My bathroom cupboards are overflowing, my handbags hold lipsticks I’ve honestly never seen before and my bank balance hates me.
But in being an aficionado comes one big problem that thousands of other women around the world face, and that's knowing exactly what is in the products we're buying and whether or not they're tested on animals.
Enter Cruelty Cutter, a free-to-download app that allows users to scan the barcodes of just about any skincare, makeup or miscellaneous beauty product and tell you more about it, specifically, whether or not said product is tested on animals.
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"Each product has a barcode that relates to both the product itself and the company who produces it," Cruelty Cutter explain on their website. "Our database links these barcodes to company profiles that include information about their animal testing status, as well as individual brands and subsidiary companies."