I am embarking in this new project of mine because I wanted to create a list of local brands that are cruelty free. I have been emailing a lot of the brands and so far only a few have replied to my inquiries which made me wonder if the reason they are not replying is because they are testing on animals...
Here are the questions that I asked:
1. Do you (or a third party on your behalf) test your products on animals?
2. Does any of your materials/ingredients ever been tested on animals?
3. Do you sell in countries that require animal testing (like China and Brazil)?
4. Is your company prepared to make a commitment against any new animal testing from this day forward?
I have decided to investigate on my own because Philippines don't have a local PETA and majority of local brands don't apply for Leaping Bunny stamp like in US and UK. I do hope you can all help me by also inquiring on companies/brands that you love and please share their answers to me if they are cruelty free or not.
Here are the brands that I have already inquired at:
Block and White
Bobbie Nail Care (Bibbue, Chic)
Caress Nail Polishes
HBC Brands (San San, Allue, Body Recipe)
Sophie Paris Cosmetics
Venus and Mars
I have also inquired to international brands that I am interested in trying but are not in any cruelty free list. There are now a lot resellers and even stalls of these brands so it made sense to inquire about them too :)
Face of Australia
Amore Pacific (Etude House, Laneige) - I inquired if all brands under them are also CF
The Face Shop
Coastal Scents Cosmetics
Collection (formerly Collection 2000)
I will give these companies until end of this week to reply before I post my list. If you wanted to add another brand, please feel free to leave it in the comment section so that I can inquire about them too :)
Thanks for dropping by!