Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sally Hansen & NYC now Cruelty Free!

Today I was looking at a Sally Hansen product, and I noticed on the side of the box that is said "not tested on animals". Then I looked at some NYC products that were next to the SH display and one of the boxes said that too. This makes me so happy! I believe they use to test on animals so I haven't bought from them the last two years.

I double checked their websites to make sure, here's where they say they don't test: Sally Hansen & NYC.

I've updated my Animal Tester/Cruelty Free brands list, which you can see HERE.


Anonymous said...

it's so grat that companies are finally stepping up and saying no to animal testing

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately that doesn't guarantee that their ingredients from suppliers aren't tested on animals. The wording is tricky.

Karen said...

The second comment is right.. Words are deceiving. Even if they say no animal testing, it doesn't mean that the ingredients they purchased and used in their products were not tested on animals. It could simply just mean that their final products were not. I know this b/c PETA explains this:

"What about a product whose label says, 'No Animal Testing,' but whose manufacturing company is not on PETA's 'Don't Test' list?
Labels can be deceiving, so be careful. No specific laws exist regarding cruelty-free labeling of products, so companies can take liberties. While it is unlikely that a company would put blatantly false information about its animal-testing practices on its products, the statements that it does make might not be fully informative and might indeed mislead consumers. For example, the label on Clairol's Herbal Essence shampoo states that it is not tested on animals; Clairol, however, does test other products on animals. Many animal-testing companies have some cruelty-free products, but we must boycott all the companies' products in order to pressure them into stopping all animal tests. If the label on a company's product says that it is not tested on animals and the company isn't on either of PETA's lists, please share the company's contact information with PETA so that we can formally inquire about the company's animal-testing policy. Likewise, if you communicate with a company that claims to be cruelty-free but is not on our list, please ask for a statement in writing and send a copy of the statement to PETA. We will communicate with the company to see if it meets all our cruelty-free criteria. Meanwhile, PETA recommends purchasing products made only by companies on our "Don't Test" list."
source: http://www.caringconsumer.com/pdfs/companiesDontTest.pdf


Anonymous said...

Some products of SH don't test on animals, but if they still do, and some of their products dont, you are still supporting animal testing by buying them

Anonymous said...

Sally Hansen does not test their FINAL product on animals and state that, they do however test various chemicals and the product itself on animals. The majority of cosmetic, food & household cleaners companies test the final product on humans because they know that animals and humans have completely different reactions to various chemicals and foods. Non-animal tests are generally faster and less expensive than the animal tests they replace and improve upon. Scientists still cannot understand why so many companies test on animals when effective cruelty free technology and methods exist.

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Pointless Cafe said...

Sally Hansen is owned by Coty who tests on animals. So any money spent on SH goes into Coty's pockets. Same with NYC.

Mia said...

Sorry to tell you but those brands test on animals.

Labeling for animal testing has no rules, so everyone can write that on the package.

Peta, also, is not a good source. They only make a list of brands that don't test, and the question is, what are their sources? How do they determin if a brand tests or not? Well, they accept a simple statement from the company and that's it. Even L'Oreal used to be on that list, until it got clear to everyone they still test.

The best source is Leaping Bunny. They are an organization that certifies companies. So, the company has to be audited and all, making sure nothing is tested, from ingredients to formulations to finished products. It is really the only source that you can trust because think about it: they have the most strict rules, they verify the company themselves, and if a brand is not there, what does that mean?

For a complete list go here http://www.leapingbunny.org/shopping.php