Sephora China

UPDATE (2014-05): see also

This is really just a FYI post. My thanks to Blushing Biddies for giving me the idea, via this comment: here are screenshots from sephora.cn, showing what brands they sell. I can’t believe I didn’t think of doing this before…

At present in China any imported cosmetics *may* be subject to animal testing. Note, MAY: that does not necessarily mean that they are, but it does mean that a company relinquishes control over and responsibility for their products by moving into the Chinese market. That is an unethical decision, position, choice, and action: whether or not the products are in fact / in practice tested on animals there. The more so, and morally worse, for companies that otherwise claim to be cruelty-free.

More on animal testing in China, for products sold on the Chinese market: see these other posts and posts in the “cruelty-free” category (there may be overlap).

So having a look at major sales-locations like Sephora China is a good way of seeing which companies are affected.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 9.57.29 AMAnother example, from the Shanghai Pacific Department Xuhui Store:

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SkinStore.com (China):

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Lateral link-following led to some interesting work by Labbrand, in their own words “the leading China-based brand consultancy that provides market and consumer research, brand strategy, and creative services to develop and manage successful brands.” From GreenBook: The Guide for Buyers of Marketing Research:

11 comments

  1. Kristen

    We dont have Sephora over here in the UK, but many of those brands sell here so it’s very useful tool. Id like to share this link on my blog if thats ok as it us so useful.

  2. blushingbiddies

    This post is CRAZY helpful! Glad I could help out, but you did some AMAZING work!

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