As many of you may know (or may not know) China was the only country in the world where animal testing was required by law for cosmetic sales. What this means is companies such as L’Oreal, who stopped animal testing themselves in March 2013, and have been working with scientists in china to support alternative methods of testing. (source) may be coming to cruelty free lists near you soon. This also means that cosmetics companies that recently sold to parent companies that only test “where required by law” may be okay to buy again (hello Urban Decay and Tarte ;D) I say “may” because companies often find loopholes and wording that makes them seem more ethical than they actually are, I will have more information on this in the future.
While this change does not mean that animal testing for cosmetics is completely banned in China, it is a huge step forward and an event to definitely celebrate!