Update on February 8, 2017: Stila has now stopped selling in China, ended all required by law testing, and is once again cruelty-free! Read more here – Is Stila Cruelty-Free?
Cosmetics giant Stila has recently updated their animal testing stance, and it’s not a good change. The brand was cruelty free with vegan options and beloved by many for this reason. Stila recently updated their FAQ to read:
Stila Cosmetics does not test any of our products on animals, nor do we ask others to do so on our behalf, unless it is required by law in countries where our products are distributed.
Our company is in full compliance with the labeling regulations set forth in the 7th Amendment to the European Union Cosmetics Directive.
In response to questions on Twitter, the brand had the following to say:
While Stila as a brand does not support nor test on animals ourselves, in order to bring Stila to new consumers in foreign markets, there may be tests required by law to ensure the safety of our products. Thank you for your question.
The FAQ update and tweets from the brand say it all. They have not responded to emails or tweets from Logical Harmony about this matter. That being said, I would still love to chat with them about it and give them a chance to discuss their reasons and share them with readers of Logical Harmony.
As a consumer, what can you do about this? Let Stila know how you feel and that you will no longer be supporting them due to this change. Their contact us page provides several ways to get in touch with them.
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