go Surely by now all ingredients have been tested, When a brand new product comes on the market it always contains same ingredients,just different outer packaging. Heads up, this article is misleading garbage.
MAC does not test on animals, nor do they pay others to do it. The only reason this article is slightly accurate is China does test on animals. The Chinese government, on their own, in their own labs, tests any product that is about to be sold in China, and they do this on animals. MAC has no say in the process. Spewing out shady bullshit like this annoys hell out of me.
Making note to never come to this website again. Even the articles you linked confirm that MAC tests on animals by funding animal testing in China. Skip to content.
Other brands owned by Estee Lauder that are subjected to this policy are: Cruelty-free made simple! Get It Now. August 13, December 17, May 12, October 21, Most reacted comment. Hottest comment thread. Recent comment authors. Notify of. Denise Bruce. Kerry Hargreaves. Nicholas Austin Jaidath Nichol.
Shirin Sultanova. Anthea Raymond. Claire Clarke. MAC has updated their statement on their website. Worth giving it a look. Suzi Cruelty-Free Kitty. Avana Australia. Thanks for the brief. We are in where there should be no animal testing required. Why is everyone attacking her instead of trying to educate in a positive manner like Suzi does?
Aly Laughlin. Irene Anne Jones. But if they don't test on animal, they will test it on human. It's so terrible.. I will be mad if my family die than my pet die. Ok so this is the catch. When a company says that they do not test on animals that may be well and true. But most of the time they outsource this task. So instead of testing it themselves and having to write that on the labels. They pay some other company to test the products on animals. So it's all legal.
It's all legit. They don't test on animals. When in actual fact they do. They're just playing the game so they can avoid writing it. So yes. Please help us maintain positive conversations here by following our guidelines below. We reserve the right to remove comments and topics that don't adhere to the following rules. We also may remove the profile of any repeat offender. Thanks for reading and contributing! Beautylish is a diverse, positive, and respectful community.
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Shipping to Russia. Contact Us Our customer service team in San Francisco is ready to assist you. Your Bag. Shop Reviews Videos Articles. Only companies that sell in these markets have to include it in their statement. Companies that do not sell their products in these markets do not need to include this statement because they are not testing their products on animals. The awful truth is this: Every single cosmetic ingredient has been tested on animals at some point. It has to have been, to be deemed safe by the international laws that govern cosmetics.
Many of the main cosmetic ingredients colour pigments, base materials, etc are manufactured only by a small handful of global companies who, if they wish to trade in the EU, have to comply with REACH. This new bureaucratic nightmare is just the latest in many years of requiring some kind of testing for safety — and unfortunately the world still relies on animals to determine acute toxisity and many other safety factors. If you want to be TRULY cruelty-free, you need to make your own cosmetics at home from food products vegetable oils, beetroot dye, corn statch, etc , or buy from very small craft-type manufacturers who only use these types of ingredients.
While you are right in that, at some point in history, the majority of ingredients were tested on animals at some point in history.
Companies that now claim to not test the finished product on animals are likely testing during the production or using ingredients that are being tested on animals. This is in the present time frame and not decades ago when all ingredients needed to be tested on animals. Do you believe that all of these ingredients should at one time have been tested on animals?
If so, do you then also believe that any brand new ingredient should be tested on animals today? I am by no means a vegan or hardcore animal rights activist, but at least for vanity products I believe animal testing is completely unnecessary. I am a former LUSH employee, and while the company has its faults, at least it has the conviction and common sense NOT to test on animals.
Totally disheartening. There are very few alternatives on the market now for cruelty-free cosmetics. I will do my best to support the few holdouts and try to encourage change with my dollars. The hair care brand used to have a firm stance against animal testing.
Aveda, just like MAC, has long been considered a great options for vegan as they were free of animal testing and many […]. I was wondering if anyone knew whether or not the brand Makeup Forever tested on animals. I will, in the meantime look into some of the smaller brands suggested! If you want to sell a product used on the body, it has to be tested on animals. Unless it has to do with electronics. I can say the same that if you have any MAC[seriously lol what a pun!
Just saying. I recommend that you email estee lauder and OTHER companies that are trying to sell in China they have a much larger consumer base there, they are able to sell so much more there than they can in the US. It happens. We need to urge more companies to do that, with enough companies urging China to stop the requirement, and if people would sign this petition: The problem is China, not most of the companies.
Sign the petition please! Spread awareness about it. Great article. Like many, the issue I have is not whether the mac products I purchased here in the USA were tested an animals, its whether the company as a whole is testing when required in other places. I was about to restock the MAC Studio Tech foundation and MAC Studio Fix powder when a girlfriend of mine mentioned MAC was no longer cruelty-free because they are selling in China which requires cosmetics to be tested on animals before being allowed on the market in China.
I was gobsmacked. I thought it was a cruel joke. Oh gosh, I am so disappointed with MAC. Having done that, I am now stuck wondering how to replace my long-standing MAC foundation and powder. They were so awesome for my makeup and I have no idea where to start to find the same kind of products that are cruelty-free. I also want to commend you on your awesome website. I have bookmarked it and will be sure to refer to it often. It is so hard for me to find cruelty free products. MAC was the only thing that I can physically go and try before purchasing. At least now I know they are not cruelty free.
I have now thrown the rest of my MAC in the bin, and am going to be trying some Urban Decay instead, which I know to be cruelty-free. Laut verschiedenen Beauty Blogs wie z. Thank you so much for sharing this information with us! This is not acceptable at all! So now all the products I had from MAC is is the trash!
I edit a cruelty free beauty product website Venus Loves Virgo and thought I would add my two cents. I recently found out MAC went back to animal testing and was so mad. I actually never really liked them MAC that much because of the high price and the same boring colors they would reissue every season. Plus other brands have better less expensive stuff.
I occasionally receive products for review or as gifts and someone sent me some MAC Extra Dimension products which I will not review or swatch. Most of my members know not to send me animal tested products but sometimes people send me tings anyway.
Selling their products in a coutry with a population over one billion is a great way to like their pockets. Follow I will not be buying MAC until their policies change or they actively put pressure on the chinese government to change their archaic rules and cease business in China until they do. There is no way around that. Reply Susan Wednesday - May 2, at 1:
What confused me was the label on back that said Made In Italy. So, they are not just manufacturing in China?
M·A·C does not test on animals. We do not own any animal testing facilities and we never ask others to test on animals for us. While some governments conduct. MAC is NOT a cruelty-free brand. MAC Cosmetics is owned by Estee Lauder, whose animal testing policy is not to test on animals unless.
Are some of the items cruelty free? In any case, I no longer buy MAC and will not until they change the policy back to cruelty free. Sometimes I wonder if they were ever truly cruelty free. What was even more hurtful to me was finding out Smashbox is no longer cruelty free!
That pissed me off! Peta recently notified supporters that Mary Kay and Avon are no longer cruelty free either. China market may be the same reason MAC is now contributing to the cruelty too?! I believe that access to the consumer market in China is the reason for the change with MAC, and nearly all other Estee Lauder brands as well. Thank you for this. I will be adding the disclaimer you had posted to my post.
I hope Mac starts adapting to the new technology that is out there. Greed changes integrity, honesty……..
Where you able to return your recent purchases? I really hope so. MAC, you got it all wrong. You are on my black list now. I guess in China there are laws that require it and apparently the market there is large enough to be worth the change to them. Thank you so much for sharing this information!
Just to clarify.. Yeah, I knew that MAC being all vegan was always a rumor. Thank you for this post! None of the information was from PETA. I find it shocking that people make statements like this when PETA is able to provide information that benefits consumers so they can make educated ethical decisions. Not sure what contribution you have ever made to the cosmetics industry or animals for that matter??
How selfish of us as humans to not care about suffering for the sake of beauty. Also the author never said anything about supporting PETA she only referenced it.. I think that the lists from PETA are a great resource. Especially for those just starting out on a cruelty free or vegan lifestyle or those who want a quick way to check on things. I have so many mac products. I will simply take them all back to mac for recycling and will never use them again. They are going to hear from me. I guess from now on I will only use smaller companies.
I also find their prices a LOT lower than companies like MAC that have an advertising budget and the quality is every bit as good, often better. Clare, etc.
I thought it would be tough to find product replacements of an equivalent caliber, but it has been the opposite — the quality is excellent and the costs are much less. My only caveat would be to do your research if you are exploring a brand that is hitherto unknown to you, because just as there are shady larger companies, there are also some shady indie companies. Ok I am really confused because as far as I knew from my discussions with the company this has been their policy for at least a few years, and it is a policy adopted by all companies in the Estee Lauder Companies group. Nevertheless, China sucks.
It shocks me that in this day and age a country can demand that for a product to be sold there, it is required to go through animal testing. So stupid.
So insane. Makes me sick. This puts a huge kink in my new found love of the MAC brand. Even just a couple of months ago the last time I had emailed MAC until a couple of weeks ago they had a no animal testing at any point and no use of animal tested ingredients stance. So, here in the US at least, this is very recent. Because this is a recent change, MAC could just pull their product from whatever country is requiring the testing and go back to selling where it was sold before. Or it could mean they recently added some kind of ingredient that is required to be tested on animals in the countries they already sell in, in which case they could replace that ingredient with something else.
Unfortunately the almighty dollar rules over ethics.