Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Cruelty free make up - Collection Cosmetics

Please repin guys. It would mean a ton to me.:

Last year I went Vegetarian, this year my aim is to go completely cruelty free! I never believed in wearing fur and I've completely stopped buying leather, I now want to transfer this over to my cosmetics and toiletries! 

One brand that I'd seen people were unsure about were Collection Cosmetics, personally one of my favourite make up brands; good products and cheap. On their website they said that they didn't test on animals nor did they get a third party to do it for them.
However there were rumours that they sold in China; who if you have a store in China by law the products have to be tested on animals first. 

So this is exactly what I emailed asking them about and this is the reply: 

Collection Cosmetics are only sold in countries where no Animal Testing is required by law.  We do not distribute Collection Cosmetics in China. 

Collection Cosmetics does not test and does not instruct any Third Party to test finished products on animals.  However, we cannot confirm a Third Party has never tested an ingredient on animals.  Some ingredients have been around for a considerable time and also they might have been tested for Non Cosmetic purposes, e.g. for use in Medicinal Products.

Since 2009 all Cosmetic Ingredients are not animal tested as this is stipulated in EU Cosmetics Regulations.  There is another EU Legislation (REACh) which is now in force which, unfortunately, takes precedence over the EU Cosmetics Regulations.

REACh is a Regulation that was put in place to ensure the safety of humans and the environment from Hazardous Chemicals.  This Regulation affects the whole of the Chemical Industry (not just the Cosmetics Industry).  Under this legislation, there may be instances where an ingredient has to undergo further Animal Testing.  In theory, REACh strikes a balance between the need of information to increase our understanding of the hazards of chemicals, and the aim of avoiding unnecessary testing on animals in generating such information.  New tests may only be carried out when all other sources of data have been exhausted.  Vertebrate animal testing under REACh is only possible as a last resort.

BUAV and ECEAE (European Coalition to End Animal Experiments) are just two of the accredited stakeholders at ECHA (the European Chemical Agency responsible for REACh) and their aim is to hold ECHA to account on their responsibility to ensure animal testing is indeed the last resort.

Much work and funding is going on to validate non-animal studies, indeed studies for Skin and Eye Irritations are almost ready.

Collection Cosmetics does not subscribe to Cruelty Free Organisations.

Collection Product Ingredients/Information can be viewed at:

You can make your own minds up about them and if you feel comfortable enough buying their products still! 



  1. Great post, I'm trying to buy cruelty free products now too. But it's hard to be 100% sure sometimes!

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    1. companies are so clever with their wording its hard to know who to trust!