Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Future is Cruelty Free


My quest for clearing my closets and bathroom of animal tested products is getting closer to completion. 
My makeup drawer is done after I cleared out all the MAC and Maybeline 
I replaced it with Smashbox and Laura Mercier
My facial washes have gone from Nivea to Kiehls of New York
My nail polishes have gone from Essie to Butter.
My hair products have gone from Aveda to Down Under Naturals.
My oral care has gone from colgate and aquafresh to Toms of Maine.
My deodorant has gone from Dove to Toms of Maine.
My bath washes and body moisturisers as well as hand creams has gone from Ivory and Vaseline to Burt’s Bees
Next step is my household items!!
As a p.s. there was some suspicion over Laura Mercier and Kiehls being tested on animals so after lots of research I contacted the companies directly. 
Laura Mercier replied with this: -
We here at Laura Mercier are strictly animal cruelty free. We do not test ingredients or products on animals, nor do we hire outside companies to do so for us. It is also stated on the back of our packaging that we do not test on animals. Also none of our products are manufactured in China, simply our packaging. 
Kiehls replied with this: -
At Kiehl's, we use the finest ingredients known to us in the formulation of our unique preparations. Kiehl's does not test - nor have we ever tested - our products on animals. We offer our customers, products of the highest quality which have been tested thoroughly in laboratory environments to ensure maximum safety.
In regards to their L’Oreal Contract: -
Kiehls was originally an old pharmacy established by an apothecary in 1851 in New York. When Kiehls decided to become a global brand the owners of Kiehls agreed that for this to be successful the products would have to remain the same. L'Oreal was the only house to agree not to change anything about Kiehl's including their cruelty free methods. 
Also as another side note: - L’Oreal has agreed to become cruelty free by the beginning of 2013 = Progress!!


10 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Maybe you should remove Smashbox from your cruelty free makeup brand, it is owned by Estée Lauder who is going to sell in China.

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  2. Kiehl's is not cruelty free. They will test on animals "when required by law"

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  3. Yes I am afraid I have to agree with BooBerry..Kiehls is not cruelty free.!.they have taken many steps towards becoming cruelty free, but at the moment I think about 1% of there products(particularly new ones) are still tested on animals. Perhaps you should try lush a brand that is actually cruelty free.

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  4. I've read a lot about companies that WERE cruelty-free but now have agreed to all new animal testing done by the Chinese government in order to be able to sell their products to the enormous Chinese market. Is this true? For example, wasn't MAC at one time cruelty-free?

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  5. Mac used to be Cruelty Free and now it is not. Thanks Booberry and Brigid Belahunty - I have recently changed my entire beauty products to LUSH!

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  6. Burt's Bees, Kiehl's, Smashbox, and Laura Mercier are not cruelty free.

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  7. I am part of a company that has many great products that are all natural and cruelty free! If you are interested check out my page www.perfectlyposh.com/rach1336

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  8. Is Down Under Naturals still cruelty-free?

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  9. Have you ever done a decent research on Kiehl's? If you read what they say, not just their response whose aim is to make them look better and give you what you want to hear, you'll see that they do claim they can test if required by law, which refers to China. They sell in China, where their products must be tested on animals. D

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  10. Have you ever done a decent research on Kiehl's? If you read what they say, not just their response whose aim is to make them look better and give you what you want to hear, you'll see that they do claim they can test if required by law, which refers to China. They sell in China, where their products must be tested on animals. D

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