Let's start with the not-so-good news first. As I mentionned on my Twitter, Omorovicza launched in 2 stores in China last november -- one in Shanghai and one in Beijing. As animal testing is required by law in mainland China, I had to remove Omoroicza from my list of cruelty-free brands.
The brand stated on their blog:
Omorovicza is thrilled to have launched in two 10/10 Apothecary Stores in China. The stores are located in Shanghai and Beijing and stock a range of high quality, classic and innovative brands from around the world.
This is Omorovicza’s first foray into the Chinese market.
[caption id="attachment_4857" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Omorovicza in China[/caption]
In better news, if you're a fan of the makeup brand Colourpop, you might be happy to know that they've acquired their PETA certification. I've also added Kylie Cosmetics to my list of cruelty-free brands. Keep in mind that they're still completely sold out at the moment!
The brand Perfekt (which can be found at Sephora) gained PETA certification as well.
The newly-launched makeup and skincare brand Glossier is 100% cruelty-free. They don't test on animals, and nor do their suppliers. You can find their animal testing policy below in the correspondence.
If you're a Costco fan, I also have good news for you. You might have noticed that Kirkland Signature products use the claim "not tested on animals" on their personal care products. The company also made the following statement: "None of our suppliers test any of the ingredients for any Kirkland Signature products on animals." Costco doesn't do business in China.
Speaking of store brands, I've also added Trader Joe's and Whole Foods (365) to my list of cruelty-free brands, both PETA-certified and 100% cruelty-free.
As you may already know, I've also added some Kendo-owned brands that are cruelty-free. These brands are:
I've also added the following cruelty-free brands, which are Leaping Bunny certified:
- Dose Of Colors (makeup)
- Drybar (hair care found at Sephora)
- Hello Products (oral care)
- My Konjac Sponge (skincare)
- Primal Pit Paste (deodorant)
- Elixery (lipstick)
- Fairy Girl
For makeup brands, I added:
- Coloured Raine
- Melt (animal testing policy below)
- Zoeva (animal testing policy below)
- Ardency Inn (animal testing policy below)
- Inika (vegan)
- Zuii Organic
- Axiology (vegan)
- ella + mila (nail polish)
Kryolan and Mehron are popular Special FX and makeup artistry brands, both 100% cruelty-free and found on PETA's list. Melt and Coloured Raine have been pretty popular recently. I already mentioned Dose Of Colors above, as they're Leaping Bunny certified.
Inika is a natural makeup brand that's also 100% vegan and certified by Choose Cruelty-Free. Same goes for Zuii Organic, although they're not fully vegan. Axiology is fully vegan and assured me that none of their suppliers test on animals.
Other brands I added are:
- Amika (hair care)
- Verb (hair care found at Sephora)
- Nubian Heritage (bath & body)
- Odacite (skincare)
- Odylique (skincare)
- S.W. Basics (skin & body)
- Puracy (cleaning products)
Finalyly, here's some of the correspondence from companies:
Thanks for contacting us!
We do not test on animals. We also only work with labs that do not test on animals. We are US based and by law do not test on animals.
Have any questions or concerns? Visit our FAQ or reply to this email.
Melt loves you <3
Thanks for getting in touch! We do not test on animals and we do not sell to the Chinese market. You can read more about it on our Help & FAQ page.
We would love to bring Glossier to everyone everywhere, but unfortunately we cannot at this time. We are working very hard to make this possible and we will keep you posted. Be sure to check out our ITG post to learn about why Glossier doesn’t ship internationally yet.
Please let me know if I can help you with anything else.
I can answer all of your questions about animal testing!
Our ingredient suppliers do not test on animals.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Thank you very much for your email and your interest in our products.
We are happy to inform you that we have never tested neither the products, nor the raw materials on animals.
The ingredients used and the resulting textures are only subjected to toxicological and safety tests, according to the latest cosmetic product safety regulation. These tests are not performed on animals, instead, modern alternative methods are used.
Furthermore, you can see the exact composition of the ingredients in our products on each tab of the item page.
We also do not currently have any distributors in China.
Please feel free to contact us with additional questions or concerns.
Thank you for reaching out. We are 100% cruelty free, which means that no product or ingredient is tested on animals.
We do not sell in China at the moment.
That's it for this update! As always, let me know if you have any questions.