You reach into your beauty bag, looking for your favourite Clinique moisturiser. As you are looking, your hand brushes past your other products: Chanel, Avon, Nivea, Lancome, Olay. You feel good knowing that all of them are vegan and cruelty-free, and that they have been made and bought with a good conscience. And why wouldn’t you? You can always trust products labels, right?
Unfortunately for you, the consumer, distinguishing between a true vegan/cruelty-free product and one that has only been labelled as such is not easy. A company could advocate for and practice vegan/cruelty-free practices and still not be vegan/cruelty-free. How is that possible, you’re asking?
All products imported and physically sold in China must undergo animal testing under China’s health and safety laws. This means that any company that sells in China, regardless of whether they claim to be vegan/cruelty-free, is not actually vegan/cruelty-free. Furthermore, although China has lifted both pre-market and post-market animal testing requirements as of 2019, nearly all manufacturers still use animal testing as their prefeered method.
So what now?
Throw that Clinique moisturiser away, and reach for one that you know will be 100% vegan and cruelty-free, because you deserve skincare that is good for your skin, and your conscience.
Reach for Microglo; a company that neither uses animals ingredients, nor tests their products on them.
Microglo is 100% vegan and is focused on fighting animal testing, rather than using it.