Jun 12, 2012
I'm getting more and more irritated with this, ha. It's like one brand goes down and now everybody goes down with it.
But holy crap, Urban Decay made me angry the most.
And Revlon supports Internet censorship, so I wouldn't go for them either, ha. Unless you don't mind that whole say goodbye to your freedom of speech fiasco, then uhhh, be my guest.
Lol, it's depressing and aggravating at the same time. Didn't know about Revlon... But I love their products too much to dump them because of that haha
Jun 18, 2012
This is really messed up. As an avid animal lover I'm stuck on what exactly to do. Would I like to boycott ALL these companies? Yes. But I just don't think it's realistic lol. You named practically every high end company and it's no surprise that some drugstore brands are under those companies too. It's like we can't even escape this if we wanted to. As much as I want to boycott buying, using and reviewing these products I know I can't. There'd be almost nothing left and uninformed consumers will continue to buy into these brands no matter what. It's almost depressing lol
If many of us can do it already, it's realistic. People have been doing it for a long, long time already.
Almost nothing left? Absolutely untrue. There are websites with many, many, maaaaaany cosmetic brands that are cruelty free and/or vegan. I've found pages full, so "almost nothing left" is complete BS. And if uninformed people would stop being lazy and do their own research and/or if people that are informed would inform others, less people would be uninformed!
I feel like I'm surrounded by this everywhere. Urban decay has really made it hard to keep my food down, as said above they were so proud to be cruelty free, and now they are OK with it, if its by law? Come on give me a break. This does break my heart to know a few of my all time fav brands are no longer on the same side as me, but I feel sooo bad for the animals, I'll make do without my fav eyeshadow from ud, and further more if there ever comes a day where every company starts testing on animals I'd give it up or start making my own, i will never sell myself out over make up! And I'm so glad I'm not alone in this stand.
I do think its just as bad, if not worse when informed buyers keep buying these brands.
@Fancie B., When I first read about the issue, I also felt like there were no brands left. But after doing my research, confirming how harmful animal testing is, there is no question that I will be boycotting the brands. It would be against my personal morals, and after researching I have found a lot of great beauty brands that are still cruelty-free. Although this whole situation has definitely limited me, and my beauty blog, I can't support those brands until they stop animal testing.
Some of my favorite CF brands include NARS, tarte, Zoya, NYX and Stila. See my full list here http://www.izntlifesojuicy.com/p/cr... I try to update the list on a daily basis.
Jul 07, 2012
UPDATE! Urban Decay revokes their decision to sell in China. SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!
Yay I can hug my Primer Potion!! :)
NARS is owned by Shiseido...I just wanted to point that out. ;) Sorry to inform. Benefit is owned by Loius Vuitton, a company that sells leather, and buys products from suppliers that test. NYX is going to sell in China Next year...I have Stila on my cruelty free radar, just wanted to point out, they are like Urban Decay, dropped from testing...just so you are very informed. Revlon was never cruelty free. Their statement on their site has to do with humanitarian/employee rights. It confuses ppl.
Stay close to Leaping Bunny, and email brands that aren't on it. Don't trust a company when they say the aren't tested unless required by law, it means they are leaving it open so they can test.
WOW thanks for the info! Removed Revlon from my list... they were definitely misleading...
Jul 08, 2012
it makes me so sad knowing all these brands test on animals :/ im not vegan or vegetarian
and until recently i didnt know a lot of animal testing but now that i know where my money is going, i feel way less tempted to buy from these brands. ESPECIALLY MAC and Bobbi brown since thats where i get my concealers
Sep 02, 2012
This is why I am 100% Arbonne International!!! I am a consultant for Arbonne as well as owning my own freelance business. Our products contain NO parabens, preservatives, animal by-products, mineral oils, and are 100% vegan certified!!!
With China spending more money on luxury products and cosmetics expect this to trend to only continue. I was just reading the other day that sales overseas has increased by 13% in cosmetics and luxury goods (clothing, handbags,accessories). They have outpaced the U.S. when it comes to purchasing and companies are taking note of this by expanding in China. I understand both sides of the argument and quite frankly its quite disappointing that these companies who started out cruelty free have now backpeddled from their mission statement to follow the all-mighty dollar. The upside of this....you will begin to see more companies(cruelty free) come to the spotlight to fill the shoes of those who jumped ship.
This agrovates me. Animal testing should not go on!!! And could someone please tell me if E.L.F is completely cruelty free? Thanks :)
Dec 16, 2012
great article. Sadly Urban Decay is owned by L'Oreal as of November 2012.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I just wonder how L'Oreal's been able to get around EU's ban on animal testing for so long.
eeek please dont post those pics...just link to them ::( i dont wanna see that
It's not true that there aren't any brands left. That was really irritating. Like saying they all do it , so oh well I don't have to take responsibility for my own choices. It would be way cooler to just say animal testing doesn't bug you.
Thanks for the article and links. Makes me happy there are indie brands.
Discovered Alva cosmetics recently, a vegan brand with great reviews.
Anyone know Green People's position?
The best trust worthy list if cruelty free cosmetics is leaping bunny.org
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