Animal Lovers, terrible news!
I did not realize this until recently but NYX Cosmetics is not as cruelty free as I once believed. NYX is one of my staple suppliers for my makeup products so trust me I did not want to think that there was any chance my money was going to support animal testing. Thank heavens I read fellow blogger Simply Stella’s Cruel to be Kind post.
To sum it all up what I did not realize is that NYX Cosmetics is actually owned by L’Oreal a company that does test their products on animals. I realize that on L’Oreal’s website animal testing policies it may seem like they don’t test on animals but you have to read the fine print. The fact of the matter is they do test on animals.
For a full breakdown of why L’Oreal tests on animals I have provided a link to an article by Logical Harmony, which outlines everything. Make sure you check out Is L’Oreal Cruelty-Free? the next chance you get. It is very informative!
So why am I so upset that L’Oreal owns NYX Cosmetics? Because even though none of the products sold have been tested on animals when buying from NYX the money still all goes to L’Oreal and they still use that money to run their animal testing for their L’Oreal products. Even while I’m over here trying to do the right thing for animals they’re using my money to continue their animal cruelty.
Now deciding whether or not to hold a company responsible for the faults of their parent company is up for great debate amongst animal lovers. Some people feel that by showing parent companies that their cruelty free lines are out performing their cruelty lines companies will be more compelled to switch everything to cruelty free.
Other people feel that they can send a stronger message by not supporting these cruelty companies in anyway and sending all of their money to completely cruelty free companies. The hope being that companies like L’Oreal will see that simply having a branch of cruelty free products isn’t enough to when consumers over. They need to be completely cruelty free.
I personally fall into the latter category. Once I find out a company is owned by a parent company that is conducting animal testing I’m out. I just can’t stomach the idea that in the end my money is being used to keep scared animals locked up and abused.
That being said I understand the viewpoint of people who use the cruelty free lines. In the end we are all trying to do what is best for the animals of our planet. Hopefully someday this will not be a necessary debate at all because animal testing on beauty products will be abolished.
I wanted to let everyone at GrimmGirl know about this situation because I will no longer be purchasing and reviewing NYX Cosmetics products. For the posts that I have done for NYX I will be going in and adding a disclaimer at the bottom explain that their parent company does test on animals and that I was unaware of the situation at the time of posting.
I will really miss using NYX Cosmetics but I have to do what is best for my conscious and I hope all of my followers can understand.
Where do you all sit on the debate of cruelty free lines vs. their parent companies? Let me know in the comments below.
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