American Brands Selling in China No Longer Cruelty-Free

NARS makeup recently released a statement that it will be launching its products in China later this year. This launch requires the cosmetic company to adhere to local regulations, meaning NARS must test the products they intend to sell in China on animals.

Consumers have banded together and created a petition to encourage the company to end the agreement and refuse to sell their products in China. Stila, Marc Jacobs, and Smashbox have withdrawn from agreements with China to retain their cruelty-free status.

Many people believe that NARS saw this as an opportunity to gain traction in the Chinese market and think the company is more concerned with profits than animal cruelty issues. NARS has not taken any steps to end the agreement, and it has posted this statement on its website: “NARS does not test on animals nor do we ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.”

The operative and most revealing part of that statement is: “except where required by law” which means that when animal testing is required to sell products in a specific country, the brand tests on animals.

Many consumers are looking for more conscious beauty brands that walk the talk and never test on animals. Afterglow Cosmetics’ entire line of products is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA. Afterglow does not condone the testing of products on animals and has never used animal testing. Afterglow will also not test on animals simply to make more money in a country that requires animal testing. Additionally, the materials used in the manufacturing process of Afterglow Cosmetics’ come exclusively from companies that also do not test on animals.

Many of Afterglow Cosmetics products are also vegan, including the professional, vegan cosmetics brushes. The company makes these brushes with super-soft synthetic taklon fibers. Afterglow Cosmetics is proud to provide cruelty-free, vegan products to the cosmetics market.

Customers of cosmetic brands that choose to test on animals when the opportunity to increase their revenue presents itself should consider if their purchases are aligned with their values. There are many cosmetic brands that don’t test on animals, in any country. Afterglow believes in the global elimination of animal testing in cosmetics and would never try to sell their products in a nation that requires animal testing to sell in their market. Afterglow is committed to the cruelty-free movement and will continue to provide certified cruelty-free makeup and cruelty-free makeup brushes.

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Published on: 2017-08-09

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