One non profit that you may not have heard of is the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. EB is an inherited, genetic condition that causes blisters in the skin, that can cover up to 75% of the body. Since the mid 1990s, Nu skin Enterprises has contributed more than $15 million for research to end this condition. Many companies have charitable giving in their corporate plan, but few give directly to causes that directly relate to their product. Nu Skin, which also has Big Planet and Pharmanex under its umbrella, does.
I am always interested in pointing out cosmetic and beauty companies that do not use animal testing, nor hire others to do so. On the “Hot Topics” page of the Nu Skin site, it states:
According to the FDA, it is not possible at this time to entirely abandon animal testing and still assure human health and safety.
As pragmatic as I am, I still don’t believe an animal should suffer just so we can have another mascara or wrinkle cream. Nu Skin has made a pledge to not use animal testing and is on many lists of health and beauty companies that agree. If you are looking to expand your scope in looking for beauty products, you feel comfortable about keeping Nu Skin on your list for face and hair products.