I have been seeing a lot of stories on instagram about Wet N Wild beauty. Apparently some are shocked to find that Wet N Wild products are sold in department stores in China where animal testing is required while claiming to be cruelty-free.
Brands can sell products in China and remain cruelty free! There seems to be a huge lack of knowledge about China’s animal testing requirement.
Here’s a simple breakdown on China’s animal testing requirement:
-All special use cosmetics (ex SPF, anti aging, hair dyes, etc ) must be tested on animals regardless of their country of origin.
-All regular cosmetics (eyeshadow, foundation, mascara) made in China and sold in China have no requirement to be tested on animals.
-Regular cosmetics Manufactured internationally and sold within China are required to be tested on Animal.
-Regular cosmetics manufactured internationally and sold to China exclusive via e-commerce (online only) are not required to be tested on animals.
Wet n Wild products sold in department stores in China are manufactured in China and as such are NOT required to test on animals. Wet N Wild is still on Peta’s cruelty Free list for cosmetics and nail polish.
Effective Jan 2020, China will no longer require animal testing on any cosmetics products and hopefully this will help clear a lot of confusion about what brands are actually cruelty free!
Hope this helps you understand that selling cosmetics in China does not mean a brand is not cruelty free. The picture is not black and white. You do need to find out what types of products are being sold and where they are manufactured before you can start making claims that a brand is torturing animals.