This is a bit of a controversial topic in the cruelty-free community. ๐Ÿฐ Throughout the years, many cruelty-free brands have been acquired and bought by parent corporations that are NOT cruelty-free.
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๐‘’๐“๐’ถ๐“‚๐“…๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ:
โ˜ž Urban Decay acquired by L'Oreal in 2012
โ˜ž NYX acquired by L'Oreal in 2014
โ˜ž Hourglass acquired by Unilever in 2017
And in 2019:
โ˜ž TATCHA was acquired by Unilever
โ˜ž Drunk Elephant was acquired by Shiseido
โ˜ž Coty buys majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics
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As a result, these initially 'cruelty-free' brands' animal testing policies have been called into question on whether they will remain committed to never testing on animals or they will conform and adopt their parent company's animal testing policies and start testing on animals ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ‡
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๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Some ethical consumers have chosen to ๐™—๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ these cruelty-free brands that are owned by a parent company that tests on animals because they feel that their purchases may be indirectly funding and supporting the animal tests conducted or issued by the parent corporation.
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๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ On the flip side, some cruelty-free shoppers choose to continue to ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ and purchase from these brands as they believe this will send a message to the parent corporations that being a cruelty-free brand matters to consumers and that it can also be a sustainable and profitable business decision and hopefully, this will influence the parent companies to go cruelty-free too! โœจ
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Whether you decide to boycott or support these cruelty-free brands that are owned by a non-cruelty-free parent corporation is up to you! ๐Ÿ’• There is no "right" or "wrong" way to go cruelty-free. You do you! .
Here's a summary of some of the most popular cruelty-free brands that are owned by a corporation that is NOT cruelty-free. Please note: this is not a complete list.

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Cruelty-Free Rules Everything Around Me...

@kesterblack, Australia's leading ethical beauty brand recently launched its ๐Ÿ†• range of vegan liquid lipsticks! ๐Ÿ’„ They currently have limited edition gift sets that include one of their environmentally-conscious lipsticks paired with a matching nail polish color! ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป Both beautifully packaged in a recycled gift box ready to be gifted to the beauty lover in your life this holiday season! ๐Ÿ’
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Kester Black's eco-friendly, cruelty-free + vegan liquid lipsticks are available in 6 matte shades. This is 'Never Nude' - a rose nude lipstick described as "Equal parts sweet and โ€˜Seen 1:04amโ€™, Never Nude is the lipstick equivalent of โ€˜I woke up like thisโ€™. Flawless."
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Tired of hearing about how animal testing for cosmetics is STILL happening as we go into 2020? ๐Ÿ‡ choose cruelty-free and let your consumer dollars be a voice for the millions of innocent animals that are routinely blinded, poisoned, and killed each year for cosmetic testing! ๐Ÿ’— and be sure to tell brands that are still paying to have their products/ingredients tested on animals know that you wonโ€™t buy from them until they stop and go cruelty-free!! โœจ(๐Ÿ“ธ via @rabbit.ins.gram)

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Shop Cruelty-free this Black Friday and every other day of the year! ๐Ÿฐ Want to know some of the best CF Black Friday Sales?๐Ÿ’ฐ I got a list up on the blog, link in bio โคด๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’„ Cruelty-Free Makeup
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โœฆ Milk Makeup (25% OFF)
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๐Ÿ‘œ Cruelty-Free Handbags & Accessories
โœฆ Matt & Nat (up to 50% OFF select items)
โœฆ Urban Expressions (50% OFF)
โœฆ Hurtig Lane Watches (25% OFF)
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. . . and lots more! Check out the entire list + codes, link in bio ๐ŸŒฟ

Shop Cruelty-free this Black Friday...

This is hands down my favorite nail polish collection by @siennabyronbay! ๐ŸŒธ I've been wearing these pastel colors in rotation for the past month and I still can't get enough of them! ๐Ÿ˜ SWIPE ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป To see each color on my nails ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป
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Does NEST Fragrances Test on Animals? | NEST Cruelty-Free Status

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Is NEST Fragrances Cruelty-Free?

Answer:

Yes. NEST Fragrances is cruelty-free; NEST does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals.

NEST Fragrances Animal Testing Policy (2019)

NEST Fragrances claims on their website, “we do not test our products on animals and we only do business with vendors and organizations that do not conduct product testing on animals.”

NEST Fragrances Animal Testing Statement (2019)

However, in order to be considered cruelty-free by ethical elephant’s standards, we need to also ask if their ingredients (not just their finished products) are tested on animals and if they have policies in place with their raw material suppliers to ensure they also do not test on animals?

NEST Fragrances responded to my inquiries and told me, “I understand the nuance within your question, but when we say “none of our products” that also includes the ingredients and raw materials that are components of it. We also apply the same policy and set of rules to our partners, and make sure they showcase solid references and documents in order for us to work with them.”

I was also informed that NEST Fragrances are only sold to approved retailers in the U.S. and Canada at this time. So, NEST Fragrances are not currently sold in Mainland China and therefore they are not required by Chinese laws to test on animals.

With NEST Fragrances’ cooperation, I am happy to add them to our List of Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands!

Is NEST Fragrances Vegan?

Answer:

NEST claims their fragrances do not contain any animal-derived ingredients but NEST makes no claims that their products are “vegan” with “100-percent certainty.”

NEST Fragrances Vegan Status (2019)

Although NEST Fragrances state that they do use synthetic ingredients instead of animal-derived ingredients in their fragrances, but because they are reluctant to claim their products are “vegan”, I personally wouldn’t recommend NEST Fragrances as being safe for vegans, at this time.

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