Ipsy & Mary Kay: Cruelty free makeup?7:04 PM
In 2012 Mary Kay, Avon, Estee Lauder and Urban Decay lost their Cruelty Free logo from PETA due to selling their products in China. Unlike Urban Decay, which bowed to consumer pressure, Avon and Mary Kay along with Estee Lauder continues to sell in China. Unfortunately the Chinese government requires companies that sell cosmetics in China to have those products tested on animals as such any company that sells their products in China lost their Cruelty Free logo from PETA.
For those of you who are strictly vegan and do not use any product that comes from a company that tests on animals be aware that Ipsy is sending to some subscribers in the April Glambag a Mary Kay lip gloss.
For more information on Mary Kay's status as a cruelty free company read the following articles:
I'm not saying don't buy their products nor am I saying don't use their products however if you don't want to use products from companies that do test on animals then you might want to avoid using Mary Kay products and let Ipsy know you do not want them to do business with companies that sell IN China as any company that does sell in China are required by law to test on animals.
Mary Kay does not support animal testing.Mary Kay is committed to the elimination of animal testing and is a strong advocate of utilizing alternative methods to substantiate the safety of our ingredients and products. We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor do we ask others to do so on our behalf except when absolutely required by law. For more than two decades, we have been a global leader in helping to develop alternative testing methods for product safety. This commitment continues today, in partnership with global regulatory agencies that manage cosmetic safety, with animal advocacy groups and with leading animal alternative researchers.
Personally, due to the Ipsy POP Beauty incident in February I'm starting to go through my own products and ditching stuff that I have that come from companies that tests on animals. I'm getting rid of my Mark products from Beauty Army since Mark is owned by Avon and learning more about Cruelty Free cosmetics. I will say that I won't go vegan on my cosmetics and cosmetic related products but I will be making more of an effort to not support companies that test on animals.