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Is Australia Banning Cosmetic Testing?

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The Australian Government has made plans to ban cosmetic testing on animals, only if the  coalition are re-elected. If the coalition are not re-elected the chances of this happening is low. I am hoping that this will push the other governments to step up and give animals a voice. Let’s make this happen no matter what government is elected. We need to stand up for these animals who are forced into horrific situations that we would never put ourselves in.

The Australian view of animal cruelty is one large contradiction: 

I find it quite contradicting that animal abuse is punishable as a crime in Australia, but we are still allowing animal testing for cosmetic purposes.

According the RSPCA, these are the penalties for animal cruelty in Australia:

NSW 5 years* $22,000 for natural person

$110,000 for corporation

Crimes Act 1900,

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979

The positive outcome of this discussion:

The fact that abolishing animal testing is being discussed is a small step towards a more ethical approach to the cosmetic industry in Australia, however it is still a bit of a controversial subject.

Why is this only a small step?

Even though animal testing may disappear from Australia, please remember that these companies may still sell to countries that require testing or allow testing (for example China).

What do you think about this new topic of discussion circling the internet? Let me know in the comments below!

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100% Cruelty Free Brands – Sephora

 

Unfortunately, a lot of brands sold at Sephora (AU) are NOT cruelty free. There are many different definitions of ‘cruelty free’, however my definition of cruelty free is:

“A brand that does not test on animals, is not owned by another company who tests on animals and does not sell to countries who require animal testing by law (China and others).” – Cruelty Free Love

All information listed has been researched, however may have changed from the time this information was uploaded. Please always double check the brands as there are always constant changes. I will try my best to continually update this list to make sure all information is relevant and up to date. Click on the brand name and it will take you straight to the page on the Sephora website.

These brands are based off the Sephora AU website. There are many brands on the site that are ‘cruelty free’ but are now owned by a company that does test on animals. These brand include, but are not exclusive to, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Tarte etc.

I emailed Sephora customer service, just as I did Mecca, to see if they could assist with my research. They sent back a picture of cruelty free brands that they had, what looked like to be, obtained from someone else’s blog. It contained brands that Sephora didn’t stock which was a tell tale giveaway. The picture also had a lot of pinterest qualities which made me second guess the reliability of the information. It is a shame that Sephora could not take the time to accumulate the cruelty free brands they stock to keep customers like me and you informed with the right information.

If you know of any brands on the website that do not test on animals that I have missed please let me know in the comments below. If I have mistakenly added a brand that does test on animals, please also let me know so I can delete it. I checked all the individual brands websites and FAQ’s to ensure the reliability of the information.

I hope this information helps you… if it does let me know!

Happy shopping xx

Posted in Cruelty free brands, Cruelty Free Cosmetics, Makeup

Chi Chi Super CC Cream

Chi Chi is a brand that I have been buying for years. When I was younger I would buy their christmas kits and I remember thinking they were the bomb.com. Recently, Target in Australia had 40% all of Chi Chi Cosmetics… YIPEE! I went a bit cray, not going to lie. Was I the crazy lady who got all of the lipstick swatches on my hand onto my t-shirt…. yes, do I regret it? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

The Chi Chi Super CC Cream was one of the items that I bought. I was hesitant to buy this product as I have combination skin and I almost always get super shiny in my T-zone. I thought I would give it a go, it has a lot of claims that I thought would be amazing if the product lives up to its hype.

These are the claims:

  • A moisturising and colour correcting formula that is suitable for all skin types.
  • The formula contains “powerful caviar extract” that is high in antioxidants, is moisturising and smoothing.
  • Soothe’s and protects dry skin
  • “Super healing with Allantoin, Elastin, Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen” – will leave skin “feeling and looking amazing”.
  • “make up meets skin care” including SPF 30 – “light foundation with benefits” or can be used as a primer to help reduce “redness or sallowness, blemished and other skin imperfections.
  • ” Its silky, light weight texture will let your skin breathe whilst radiating a healthy lustre and will help improve uneven skin tone with its unique light-diffusing pigments.”

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Did the product come through?

I would have to say YEEEEEESSSSS! This makes me really happy 😀 The following dot points cover my thoughts on the product:

  • Extremely moisturising formula that held up well with my oily T-zone. I do on most days have to blot once during the day, however it is nothing major. I must disclose that I am a very active teacher (dance) and am moving quite a lot during the day.
  • Left my skin looking very smooth and almost had a brightening affect. This related back to the claim of it getting rid of the sallowness in the skin whilst wearing the product.
  • Definitely feels silky on the skin, it did not transfer and kept me looking healthy all throughout my work day.
  • I had a lot of red scaring on my chin from hormonal acne and I feel like this product assisted in healing the redness on the skin.
  • The coverage can be light or built up to a close medium.
  • Dewy finish that did not slide of my face.

Would I repurchase the product?

HELLLLA YEAH! I wouldn’t even wait for another 40% off sale, I would pay full price… now that’s saying something 🙂

This product is 100% cruelty free, Chi Chi only tests on friends and family.

Price: $29.95

Colour Range: Fair, light, medium, medium to tan.

Rating: 8/10

 

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100% Cruelty Free Brands – Mecca Maxima/Cosmetica

The mission to find 100% cruelty free brands has begun at none other but Mecca Maxima. As online shopping is more convenient, I decided to jump onto their website and dig in.

The lovely staff on the other side of the computer were very helpful in providing me with information on brands that are 100% cruelty free. The lady I spoke to stated that all brands stocked in store and online are cruelty free, but as I requested brands not sold in China, she narrowed the list down.

Before we get into the list of brands, I want to clarify what I mean by ‘100% cruelty free’. If brands are sold in China, the brand is not cruelty free as the country requires all cosmetics to be tested on animals by law. If you are researching a brand and their answer to ‘are you cruelty free’ is something along the lines of ‘we don’t test on animals unless required by law’, it is a cop out and most likely means that they sell to China.

Thank you to Mecca Maxima for providing the following list:

Companies with an * means that they have a sister company that tests on animals. These sister companies either do sell to China and/or still test on animals.

Cosmetics 27http://mecca.com.au/meskinlab/

Eyekohttp://mecca.com.au/eyeko-london/

*Omoroviczahttp://mecca.com.au/omorovicza/

Une Nuit a Bali http://mecca.com.au/une-nuit-a-bali/

Codagehttp://mecca.com.au/codage/

Apot.Carehttp://mecca.com.au/apotcare/

By Terryhttp://mecca.com.au/by-terry/

*Too Facedhttp://mecca.com.au/too-faced/ – They sold out. DAMNNNNNNNNNN

Josie Maranhttp://mecca.com.au/josie-maran-cosmetics/

Mecca Signature Linehttp://mecca.com.au/mecca-cosmetica/

Kit Signature Linehttp://mecca.com.au/kit-cosmetics/

Nude Skincarehttp://mecca.com.au/nude-skincare/

Verso Skincarehttp://mecca.com.au/verso-skincare/

Korreshttp://mecca.com.au/korres/

Ren Skincarehttp://mecca.com.au/ren/

*Chantecaille http://mecca.com.au/chantecaille/ *Their website states that some products are tested on animals. I find this confusing, however, still feel like this should be pointed out.

Kahinahttp://mecca.com.au/kahina/

Elemental Herbologyhttp://mecca.com.au/elemental-herbology/

This Workshttp://mecca.com.au/this-works/

Mario Badescuhttp://mecca.com.au/mario-badescu/

RMS Beautyhttp://mecca.com.au/rms-beauty/

Le Labohttp://mecca.com.au/le-labo/

Dr Dennis Grosshttp://mecca.com.au/dr-dennis-gross-skincare/

Sunday Rileyhttp://mecca.com.au/sunday-riley/

Iliahttp://mecca.com.au/ilia/

Eve Lomhttp://mecca.com.au/eve-lom/

*Urban Decayhttp://mecca.com.au/urban-decay/

Hourglasshttp://mecca.com.au/hourglass/

Kate Somervillehttp://mecca.com.au/kate-somerville/

Egyptian Magichttp://mecca.com.au/egyptian-magic/

Perricone MDhttp://mecca.com.au/perricone-md/

Korreshttp://mecca.com.au/korres/

Cargohttp://mecca.com.au/cargo/

*Smashboxhttp://mecca.com.au/smashbox/

Ardency Innhttp://mecca.com.au/ardency-inn/

By Rosie Janehttp://mecca.com.au/by-rosie-jane/

ByRedohttp://mecca.com.au/byredo-parfums/

*Narshttp://mecca.com.au/nars/

* bareMineralshttp://mecca.com.au/bareminerals/

Ellis Faashttp://mecca.com.au/ellis-faas/

Malin + Goetzhttp://mecca.com.au/malin-goetz/

Lea Journohttp://mecca.com.au/lea-journo/

Kevyn Aucoinhttp://mecca.com.au/kevyn-aucoin/

Lipstick Queen – http://mecca.com.au/lipstick-queen/

Radical Skincarehttp://mecca.com.au/radical-skincare/

Mario Badescuhttp://mecca.com.au/mario-badescu/

Soap and Gloryhttp://mecca.com.au/soap-glory/

Kate Somervillehttp://mecca.com.au/kate-somerville/

Ciatéhttp://mecca.com.au/ciate/

I am aware that some of these companies do have ‘sister companies’ that do sell in China. I am currently trying to narrow down these companies. I will upload a seperate post about sister companies and what it means.

If you have not made the switch to cruelty free makeup, I encourage you to open your heart and clear your conscience. Animals should not suffer for makeup, they have a heart and they have a brain, they are capable of love and deserve love in return.

*This post is needing an update – I am waiting on finalising information to ensure that you are receiving the correct information.