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Stila is No Longer Cruelty Free

Is Stila Cruelty-Free?

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.

This topic has also been covered on Phyrra (Stila Cosmetics Is No Longer Cruelty Free?) and My Beauty Bunny (Stila is No Longer Cruelty Free).

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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  • Reply redtearsblackwings Monday - January 26, 2015 at 7:28 am

    The stupid hypocrisy of these companies is really really annoying! How can they say they’re against animal testing and knowingly allow their products to be tested on animals? Consumers aren’t stupid and yet these companies seem to think we’re going to be fooled by this sort of hypocrisy! It’s so infuriating, due to all these sales there’s almost no brands who are cruelty free left!

  • Reply amy Saturday - April 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I recently read online that Stila has now withdrawn from the Chinese market and is back to being cruelty free. I’m confused!

  • Reply Kat Thursday - February 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Oh god, I am SO GLAD I READ THIS, because everything you read on the internet is true? Give me a break, the COMPANY does not test. The statement above briefly states that they have testing in other countries. That is other countries. That also does not CONFIRM that they in fact are testing on animals. People need to calm the F down. Seriously, its frantic people who jump to these insane conclusions based off of a vague statement.

    • Reply Tashina Saturday - February 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Kat,

      If you feel comfortable purchasing from Stila, please continue to do so. This is something we each much decide for ourselves. Stila states that they do test on animals as required by law in other countries. These tests are paid for by Stila. It doesn’t matter what countries this testing takes part in. They have agreed to pay for these tests to occur on their products.

  • Reply gris-noir chic Friday - January 24, 2014 at 5:03 am

    sad sad…
    So Stila isn’t any longer on my repurchase list…

  • Reply melissa Wednesday - November 6, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Thank you so much for this info- will not be buying from them anymore 🙁

  • Reply Luke Monday - November 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

    thank you for sharing this, someone mentioned it on their channel and because of it I saw it on your site 🙂 I will be sharing this info in video and do what I can to help get the message out there.

    Thankfully, I was never really interested in Stilla,however am familiar with the brand as had product use don me while working on set many years ago.

    This is sad to hear, however I’m so glad there are other choices!

  • Reply Kelly Tuesday - October 29, 2013 at 8:37 am

    That sucks! I hope they lose more money from lost cruelty-free customers than they make selling in China….

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