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  • Writer's pictureVictoria Marley

Cruelty free complexities.. .

For those that know me, you'll know that buying cruelty free products is vitally important. In my opinion, there is no reason for products to be tested on animals, and the fact this still exists astounds me.

Many companies claim to be cruelty free, while hiding behind the fact that they sell to China. All cosmetics sold in China legally have to be tested on animals before they are sold, therefore any company that sells to China is NOT CRUELTY FREE!!

So many of my customers are shocked to learn that companies such as MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique still put their profits towards the continuation of this needless, cruel practice. Which is why I only use products which don't sell in China, and only use cruelty free products in my kit.

However, NARS have recently started selling to China, and I learnt last week that Illamasqua is in the process of being sold, and once sold the Illamasqua products are to be sold in China.....Nooooooo!!!

So once my trusted NARS and Illamasqua products have ran out, I will not be buying any more, and will continue to use tried and tested brands such as Charlotte Tilbury while exploring other cruelty free brands such as Kevin Aucoin, Kat Von D and Milani.

Buying cruelty free is so easy these days, and there are so many brands supporting being cruelty free. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information and advice, or go to websites such as 'Cruelty Free Kitty' for further advice. It can be a minefield, especially when you start learning about 'parent companies'. But I'd urge anyone not to get too bamboozled initially, and just to try to make some small changes.

Until next time,



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