I am so dissappointed!
I keep living under the impression, that we are so far regarding animal testing in cosmetic industry and brands are stopping this horrid practice but it seems like the opposite.
When I was recently searching for a foundation that is has not been tested on animals, it was like searching for a needle in a haystack. At the end of it I was choosing from two cadidates Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream (Douglas) a NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (Sephora). The winner happened to be Smashbox and today, I am really happy of my selection.
NARS announced their entry at the Chinese market yesterday where you have the animal testing required by law. In their long message they are saying how they are against this practice and that they deffinitely don't test on animals unless required by law. Which China is. They claim to support the fight against the practice which frankly seems like a PR BS strategy more than the interest to actually change something.
I meantioned this previously in the article about Cosmetics Brands That Support Animal Testing. Selling their products in China nevermind the requirement I personally see as support of the testing. On the other hand I am willing to support brands that are not entering the market for this reason. Brand, that tests even when by 1% is still testing/supporting testing and shouldn't claim they are against it. I kind of understand from the NARS's statement that they enter the country to fight the requirement. BTW, I got the same statement from Kiehl's. I mean, seriously? It's corporate BS that simply has no logic and someone who knows how to use their brain knows it.
Moments like this really reassure me about the importance of research of brands I want to buy or have products from. And next time base decision of how the brand values align with my own. And everyone should do the same according to their own values. Some of you might be actually OK with brands selling in China. I know that I am done purchasing at companies, who simply ditch their values in order to gain more profit like NARS does.