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February 7, 2008

The finished product is not tested on animals

Filed under: Rant — Tags: , , , — yaadayaada @ 11:55 pm

During the holidays went to two of the famous body cream shops. One is a very high end shop. A tub of fruity flavor body butter costs 20USD. Their products are not tested on animals. That is a good thing, they don’t torture any animals. They use natural ingredients. The other one is very moderately priced, a tub of body butter cost about 5USD on sale. But they advertise that their “finished product” is not tested on animals. Can anyone tell me, what the hell it means? They tested each and every ingredient on animals but they did not apply the lotion on any animals in the end. I mean, I buy product from both the shops, so it doesn’t bother me whether they test on animals or not. But who are they trying to fool?

Does anyone notice these things or is it just me with too much time in hands?

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6 Comments »

  1. Hey, I did some googling on this. They say its the same thing, one is more honest than the other, thats all.

    Comment by ddmom — February 14, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

  2. I know you are talking about B&BW. I’ve been a customer of their product for years and have recently vowed to switch all my toiletries to ‘animal test free’ products.

    Last week I called B&BW and asked them about their tricky wording on their products that read “This finished product is not tested on animals.” Indeed, the ingrediants used prior to the completion of B&BW products may have been tested on animals. However, their finished product is not tested on animals. So in actuality, you could very well be purchasing their product that was tested on animals.

    The customer service girl was very vague. I advised her that the wording is misleading since their ingrediants in their products were most likely tested on animals. That B&BW supports companies that test on animals by purchasing the ingredients from animal testing companies.

    I advised the girl that I will no longer buy any B&BW products until they put it in writing (or on their products) that it’s 100% animal test free.

    Comment by TheGirl — July 5, 2008 @ 5:39 am

  3. Welcome TheGirl! Yup same company!!

    Comment by yaadayaada — July 5, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  4. I just recently bought this really expensive make-up about a month ago. just today i read something on the box it was in, and the price tag was almost completely covering the saying (dermatologist tested finished product not tested on animals). this completely baffled me so i decided to check the internet. The fact that their individual products may have been tested on animals disgust me. Even though their finished product wasn’t tested on animals the company should be ashamed for contributing to this animal cruelty. I mean how would you like to test ingredients on your skin and have the chance of a serious problem occurring, now imagine having absolutely no choice!!!

    Comment by Samantha — January 22, 2009 @ 1:23 am

    • Samantha
      As much as it breaks my heart, the choices are very limited. So I almost never buy cosmetics other than moisturisers. I don’t wear make-up

      Comment by yaadayaada — January 22, 2009 @ 2:58 am

  5. It means that they send their product to another company to test on animals.
    So they really don’t do anything ethical or good, it’s just a sneaky trick.

    Comment by Madeline — February 19, 2009 @ 9:32 pm


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