Artdeco Cosmetics Sells In China

I had previously posted Artdeco Cosmetics’ animal testing policy where they stated that “ARTDECO does not conduct any tests on animals for its cosmetic products nor does it have any animal testing performed on its behalf…ARTDECO is against animal testing.” Well I guess their credibility could be bought off because they sell their products in Shanghai, which means that their products were tested on animals to sell to the Chinese market. I never actually got around to picking up their products, and I’m glad I didn’t. I don’t support companies that lie to me.

Here is a screenshot off of this website talking about Artdeco’s Make-up Design Studio in Shanghai along with their Chinese website.

Artdeco Sells In China

Stila Cosmetics Sells In China

RESEARCH: Regarding animal testing
ANSWERS: They test on animals when required by law (they sell in China)
RESULT: Not cruelty-free

I had previously posted about how Stila Cosmetics did not test on animals (read post here but since then they have expanded into China and have updated their animal testing policy. Here is a screenshot I took off of their FAQ page on their website.

Stila Animal Testing Policy

They do not specify China specifically, but it’s pretty obvious. There was also a post made by My Beauty Bunny about it (read the post here).

In addition to this there is a bad rating for Stila on their Facebook page where people have stated that they are disappointed in Stila’s decision to sell in China. You can see the thread here.

Avène Misleads About Animal Testing While Selling in China

RESEARCH: Regarding animal testing
ANSWERS: They test on animals when required by law (they sell in China)
RESULT: Not cruelty-free

Exactly one year ago I had previously posted about Avène being cruelty-free based on their animal testing policy posted on their website (read post here). Unfortunately I didn’t know at the time that what they did not disclose was that they sell their products in China, which means that they test on animals as this is a requirement by the Chinese government. I’m annoyed that this was not even mentioned in their animal testing policy and I feel mislead by this omission.

I obtained this information from the post below, which was a discussion on the Avène USA Facebook page between Avène and a Facebook user. This took place also Feb 2013, which is when I obtained their animal testing statement off their website. What also peeves me about is that Avène USA wasn’t even aware of the mandatory animal testing law in China and kept advising their customers that they don’t test on animals. And then they told this person that they should contact their Chinese division and ignored her question on how to get in contact with them.

Avène Animal Testing Policy

They’re terrible. Not only did they lie by omission about their animal testing in China but they still haven’t updated their website. Here is a screenshot off their FAQ page where they make a statement about how they don’t test on animals. It is the same statement that I had posted about previously and there is no mention about having to test on animals when required by law.

Avène Animal Testing Policy

This is even worse than companies like M.A.C. and Clinique because at least these companies state that they test when they have to. Avène makes it out like they don’t test on animals when they do. I will absolutely not purchase their products.

For a list of animal testing policies by companies I’ve contacted, check out the list here: List of Animal Testing Policies by Companies.

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