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    The Hale Difference: Plant-Derived vs. Animal Byproduct Ingredients

    Hale Cosmeceuticals prides itself on many things:

    • Having our own Research & Development department, which allows us to stay on the cutting edge of skin care technology
    • Creating affordable quality skin care products
    • Providing our customers with useful information about our products and skin care so that they can take control of their skin health

    And we'd like to add another item to that list: we are a humane skin health company. We rely on plant-derived ingredients rather than animal byproducts. And that's a Hale Difference that means something.

    Why We Prefer Plants

    The very definition of animal by product is reason enough to prefer plants. Animal byproducts are products derived from animal carcasses. Although animal products are not quite as grotesque, including materials like milk and eggs, they still present issues as ingredients in skin care formulas. Animal products and by-products are often highly allergenic and comodogenic. In other words, they can irritate skin, cause allergic reactions and clog pores. Plant-derived ingredients, on the other hand, are often much less irritating (the scientific explanation about proteins and immune responses is too much to go into here).While animals often rely on outer coverings fur, feathers, etc. to protect themselves from the elements, plants have some amazing chemical defenses that can be harnessed for human skin repair and sun protection.

    Cruelty Free

    Animal products and byproducts often become available through some grotesque means. Animals may be raised in conditions that do not allow them enough space or food; animals may be subjected to cruelty in processing facilities. Because we rely on plant-based ingredients, we do not have to worry about whether or not our ingredients were humanely acquired. Hale Cosmeceuticals is also against animal testing.

    Bottom Line

    Avoiding animal products and byproducts is better for your skin health and more humane. That's why Hale Cosmeceuticals uses the highest quality, ethically-sourced ingredients. That's the Hale Difference."

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