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The Body Shop Temporarily Pulls Products from Chinese Airports Due to Conflicting Statements on Animal Testing

The Body Shop Temporarily Pulls Products from Chinese Airports Due to Conflicting Statements on Animal Testing

Previously, Logical Harmony reported that brands selling in the duty free shops of airports in China were able to stay cruelty free. The results of a PETA investigation were that the Chinese government requirements on animal testing did not cover these locations. Unfortunately, it looks as though the items sold in airports in China may be subjected to animal testing after all. Choice, an independent consumer watchdog organization in Australia, is now claiming that the …

Logical Harmony in Vegan Lifestyle Magazine - January 2014

Logical Harmony in Vegan Lifestyle Magazine – January 2014

The January 2014 issue of Vegan Lifestyle Magazine is now available! This issue is full of amazing recipes, features on Beyond Meat and Hampton Creek Foods, vegan gardening, and an article by myself on what China’s potential changes in animal testing laws could mean for the cosmetics world. I’m very excited to be able to write for such a wonderful magazine! You can find Vegan Lifestyle Magazine in the app store (it’s available for both …

Revlon Keeps Their Required by Law Animal Testing Stance

Revlon Keeps Their Required by Law Animal Testing Stance

Recently Revlon announced that they may be exiting China. Many were under the impression that this change meant Revlon would stop sales in China and become a cruelty free brand.¬†After doing more digging, that appears to be simply a business move that would likely not effect their animal testing policy. Their plans are to cut operating costs and staff at beauty counters. In China, Revlon is mostly available at beauty counters, but it can also …

Are Products Sold in Airports in China Cruelty Free?

Are Products Sold in Airports in China Cruelty Free?

Recently a reader emailed me about some brands that they had seen while passing through the Shanghai airport in China. One of them was The Body Shop. While The Body Shop is owned by L’Oreal, they run independently and claim to still be cruelty free. Since animal testing is required by law on products sold in China, I had to wonder how The Body Shop was able to sell there and still be supported by …

China's Cosmetic Definitions - How could they effect animal testing laws?

China’s Cosmetic Definitions – How could they effect animal testing laws?

Recently, news broke that China may be making adjustments to their animal testing laws in regards to cosmetics. Any changes to the animal testing laws there would be a huge step forward as currently, animal testing is required on law for all beauty and cosmetic items. The potential change that could go into effect in June, 2014 applies to “non-special use cosmetics”. It would allow brands the¬†option to substantiate product safety using existing safety data …

Updates on Revlon and China

Updates on Revlon and China

Yesterday it was announced that Revlon may be exiting the Chinese market to cut costs. It was assumed by many, and left very unclear by the press, about if this meant that they would no longer be selling in China or not. Revlon, and all of their sub-companies, currently test on animals “as required by law”. Currently, China has a law in place that requires cosmetics sold there to be tested on animals. There are …

Revlon May be Exiting China

Revlon May be Exiting China

Logical Harmony reader Katie clued me in to some potentially exciting news today! Revlon is reportedly leaving the Chinese market in order to cut business costs. Currently, their market in China only makes up about 2% of their business. For many years business growth for cosmetics brands in China was higher than anywhere worldwide. That has been on the decline and it looks like selling in China may no longer be profitable. This change will …