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Is Stila Cruelty Free, Australia Bans Animal Testing?

Stila Cruelty Free, Australia Bans Animal Testing

Is Stila Cruelty Free, Australia Bans Animal Testing?

Today I’m sharing a bit of a rant. This is Phyrra Says Vol.  43. Is Stila Cruelty Free, Australia Bans Animal Testing? Is PETA pointless? Have you heard about child labor involved in mining mica for beauty brands? I rant about all of these things. I tell you what is cruelty free, what is vegan, and share my frustrations. I also share my thanks to you for your kind words and encouragement. You keep me going!

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Is Stila Cruelty Free? What I asked

How can you claim to be cruelty free when selling at Sephora China?
We no longer sell product in China. Though we are still featured on the Sephora China site, you can see there is only one product of ours available on their site, which is an empty IPF container: http://www.sephora.cn/product/170079.html
 
Are the finished products tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company?
No, the finished products are not tested on animals by the company, a parent company or a third party/affiliate.
 
Are the products tested on animals during the production process by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company?
No, the products are not tested on animals during the production process by the company, a parent company or a third party/affiliate. 
 
Are any ingredients used in the products tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company?
No, the ingredients used in the products are not tested on animals by the company, a parent company or a third party/affiliate. 
 
Are any ingredients used in the products tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company to comply with any laws and regulations?
No, the ingredients used in the products are not tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party/affiliate to comply with any laws or regulations. 
 
Are any ingredients used in the products tested on animals, or do they contain ingredients that have been tested on animals, by the company, an ingredient supplier, an affiliate company, or a 3rd party supplier in order to comply with laws such as TSCA, CEPA, ELINCS, EINECS, REACH, NICNAS, SCCP, etc.
We do not conduct, commission, or pay for any tests on animals for ingredients, formulations, or finished products.
 
Are the products sold in any markets where animal testing is required by local law and regulations (China, etc)?
No, we do not sell Stila where animal testing is required by law.
 
Are the products vegetarian? (no animals killed for the products – i.e. some forms of collagen, squalane, etc.)
We do have squalene in some products, but it is non-animal derived.  We do not claim to be a vegetarian or vegan brand.
 
Are the products vegan? (i.e. product ingredients that come from animals like lanolin, honey, milk, etc. – being vegan is NOT necessary for my blog, but a bonus for my vegan readers)
We use Carmine. We do not claim to be a vegetarian or vegan brand.

What Stila Said to Me in 2013

Is Stila Cruelty Free? Australia Bans Animal Testing? Is PETA Pointless?

What I’m Wearing

Is Stila Cruelty Free? Australia Bans Animal Testing? Is PETA Pointless?

Is Stila Cruelty Free? Australia Bans Animal Testing? Is PETA Pointless?

Sugarpill Feline Fancy Halo Eye

Eyes
Beauty Bakerie Pancake eyeshadow primer
Sugarpill Feline Fancy palette
Sugarpill Tako, Castle on the Hill, Heart Shaped Cookie
Nyx Faux White pencil in Seashell
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Kiss Brow Product in Granite

Face
The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ in Fair mixed with Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer in L1
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Setting Powder
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush in Plum Rose
Makeup Geek Celestial highlighter

Lips
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Blackmail
Sugarpill Liquid Lipstick in Strange Love

Is Stila Cruelty Free, Australia Bans Animal Testing? Video

Definitely let me know your thoughts on this video. Do you believe that Stila is now cruelty free? What do you think of Australia banning animal testing? Do you trust PETA or do you feel their certification is now pointless?

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  • Thanks for all your hard work, I’m a much smaller cruelty-free blogger and trying to find accurate information is not an easy process. It’s awesome news that Australia is going cruelty-free- that is such a huge step forward for the whole cruelty-free movement I think. That makes me really excited. As for PETA I don’t trust them. They tend to publicize one thing and actually believe in another. For example they don’t believe anyone should actually own pets- they would rather the animal put down then be in a loving home. I don’t agree with that. For example there was a dog show in Sarnia Ontario some years ago and PETA people in protest came and opened a bunch of the dog cages, endangering the dogs that got loose by being near roads and cars etc. That’s not alright to me. Anyways, enough about my rant- thank-you again for all the work and effort you put into cruelty-free and your blog.

  • I’ll have to watch this later. I find it odd that more brands don’t do everything they can to keep their CF status when there is clearly a huge market of consumers to appeal to. Your hair also looks particularly amazing!

  • I dont think I have ever purchased anything from Stila, it is not one of the ready available brands here in Germany. I do hope that more and more companies will ban animal testing not only in first line, but in the parent company and the companies selling ingredients to them.

  • My rant out of these is that the USDA removed the information. We are going to be losing more and more money for programs like this so to take a step backward now is harmful to the citizens of our country.

  • Thank you for all the info, you go above and beyond! I actually haven’t bought much, if anything from Stila in quite some time. It’s exciting to hear they are CF now though.

  • I have been tuning into your wonderful blog since MAC broke my heart. I was so happy to have found you Courtney. Your blog is such a great resource. Your passion, creativity, knowledge, realness, and humor (along with your amazing makeup looks, tutorials, and solid reviews of course!) keep me coming back. I look forward to always seeing and hearing your latest–whatever it may be. THANK YOU for doing what you do. I appreciate all the help you put out there for those of us who feel strongly about cruelty free products. Between your work and the work of Tashina, Beauty Bunny, Cruelty Free Kitty, and Paula’s Choice, I feel like I am making as informed a decision/purchase as I can…I sincerely thank you for that. P.S. – your eye look is stunning! <3

  • Hey,

    So first off, thank you. I went cruelty-free a few years ago and have often debated starting a blog myself but I’ve always been intimidated by it – mainly for some of the reasons you are frustrated about. Over the years I’ve been consistently frustrated with the information around PETA (right from the start I didn’t trust their process), the vague & misleading answers from brands I’ve emailed, and also trying to keep up with the status change of certain brands. I personally try to avoid brands with a non-cf parent company but that being said, I don’t disagree with people who view that differently. There are a few products I buy from companies with a non-cf parent company for a myriad of reasons. I think that as long as we are all making an effort – wether we go cruelty free, vegan, vegetarian, whatever – it makes a difference. I remember a post of yours years back where you said along the the lines of “you attract more bees with honey” and I love that. We all have to support eachother and communicate openly without judgement so we can make changes in the beauty industry. Thank you again for all that you do. I’ll be honest, I generally source from the Leaping Bunny or Logical Harmony but seeing this video makes me want to utilize your work more.

    Love from Canada,
    Keirstyn

  • THANK YOU so much for all you do! Please don’t give up. We need you!
    I only buy vegan products and I really appreciate it when you indicate that a product is vegan as well as cruelty-free.
    I’m THRILLED that Australia has banned animal testing. I’m very worried about the effect the current US administration will have on animal welfare. It certainly doesn’t seem to be a priority.

  • Wow, Courtney! Thank you so much for all of your hard work. This is a very thorough account on whether or not they are CF! Thank you for continuing to be such a valuable resource, and so relevant!

  • First and foremost, THANK YOU for all of the hard work you put into being a reliable source for cruelty-free information. Secondly…I am in. love. with your hair color + this makeup look. I was on the fence about the Sugarpill Valentine’s palette but seeing you made me purchase it. 😻

  • Thank you for trying to navigate the Cruelty-Free jargon put out by some makeup brands. It has always been so confusing to me, and I rely on you and others such as Beauty Bunny and Paula’s Brand to cut through the BS and tell me if the brand is truly Cruelty-Free. I was so bummed when Stila started selling in China and will be thrilled if it is true they are now CF again. I reserve my opinion for now but am hopeful. Your hard work is most appreciated and I know I rely on it to ensure I have the latest on CF brands. Thanks for all you do!

  • Hi,

    Please don’t give up on doing this. You do a great job and it is very important. Testing on animals for things like makeup is obscene. I am wary of PETA- I have heard also that they euthanize adoptable animals . I guess I should stop relying on their list- but leaping bunny is more limited. What I would like to see more of are reviews of skin care products their active anti aging ingredients. Also, products for curly hair that are cruelty free. Thank you for doing this IMPORTANT work.

  • My big concern with companies that claim to be cruelty free is this: if you use Carmine as a colorant, how can you claim to be cruelty free. Just because a small bug doesn’t register to some the same way a furry animal does, does it make it any less cruel to kill millions of them to create a colorant? For me, the answer is simple. If you are harming anything living to create your product, then you are not cruelty free.

  • Before I even watch the video, I have to compliment you on your hair. It looks amazing with that curl in it! I hope you do it more often!

  • First of all, your eye look is freaking GORGEOUS. I’m obsessed. RE: Stila – it’s interesting to read the responses and fabulous that even if brands are 100% cruelty free it seems like (from what I’ve heard, not just from Stila) they’re all slowly veering that way. Love it!

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