25 Nisan 2014 Cuma

Kiehl's.. To buy or not to buy?

(English translation, below)

Bildiginiz uzere, hayvanlar uzerinde test edilen urunleri kullanmamaya ant ictim kisa bir sure evvel. Bir suredir de, makyaj cantamdaki eski urunleri, yeni ve hayvansever alternatiflerle degistirmeye ugrasiyorum.

Uzun zamandir sadakatla bagli oldugum bir kac cilt urunu var. Bunlardan 2si Kiehls'a ait. Birisi Dark Spot Corrector Serum, digeri de Overnight Biological Peel. Ozellikle ciltteki lekelerden kurtulmak istiyorsaniz, ikisi de gercekten cok guzel urunler.

Dark Spot Corector serumunun dibinde iki damlacik kalmis diye bugun stok yenilemek amaciyla dustum yollara. Girdim Kiehl's magazasina. Almadan once satis elamanina urunlerin hayvanlar uzerinde test edilip edilmedigini sordum tabi. Urunlerin sadece insanlar uzerinde test edildigini soyledi, gulumseyerek.

Soyledigi dogru. Kiehl's hayvanlar uzerinde test etmiyor AMA L'Oreal ediyor! L'Oreal'den bize ne diyebilirsiniz. Aciklayayim. Kiehl's, L'Oreal catisi altindaki firmlardan sadece biri. Kiehl's'in test etmedigi dogru evet ama, Kiehl's urunlerinden elde edilen kar tabiki de L'Oreal'in cebine iniyor. Bu da L'Oreal laboratuarlarina canli girip, sakat veya olu cikacak yuzlerce hayvan anlamina geliyor.

Aslinda anladigim kadariyla, batidan gelen baski yuzunden L'Oreal konuyla ilgili birseyler yapmaya calismis. Bir donem hayvanlar uzerinde test etmeyi birakmislar. Fakat bilindigi uzere lanet ulke Cin, kozmetik urunlerinde firmalara hayvanlar uzerinde test etme zorunlulugu dayatiyor. Bu testleri yapmayan firmalar da Cin piyasasinda urunlerin satamiyorlar. Yani Cin'e rest cekemeyen L'Oreal (ac gozlu L'Oreal) laboratuvarlarina hayvanlari sokmaya devam ediyor.

Bu durumda Kiehl's kullanip kullanmamak arasinda kaliyorum. Hayvanseverlere soruyorum; siz olsaniz ne yapardiniz?

As many of you may already know, I have recently switched to cruelty-free products and have been on the hunt for my new go-to animal friendly cosmetics.

There a few items in my make-up bag and the medicine cabinet that I have been loyal to for many years now. 2 of those products are from Kiehls. The first is Dak Spot Corrector and the second is Overnight Biological Peel. Both are amazing products especially if you are trying to reverse the effects of sun damage on your skin.

I was running low on Dark Spot Corrector serum the other day so I headed out to a Kiehls shop nearby. I asked the salesperson whether Kiehl's was a cruelty free company or not. Accompanied by a big and a sincere smile, she stated that their products were only tested on humans. Relieved, I proceeded to the register.

Well, she was not lying. Kiehl's is not tested on animals however L'Oreal products are. Why bring up L'Oreal, right? Because Kiehls, along with a few other cruelty free companies is owned by L'Oreal. It is true that Kiehl's is not testing on animals but all the proceeds from Kiehl's sales pool into the L'Oreal vault. This means more animals entering the L'Oreal Labs alive and coming out dead.

From what I understand, with rising concerns from the west, L'Oreal made an attempt at going cruelty free and succeeded to do so for a lenghty period of time. However, the twisted government of China has made the animal testing mandatory for the cosmetics products in order to be sold in the Chinese market. L'Oreal could not risk backing out of the Chinese market and therefore gave in to the cruelty.

In this case, I am very hesitant about using Kiehl's. There is the assurance that the product I am using has never been tested on an animal but in the big scheme of things, the money I give to the company supports animal testing.

Asking all the animal lovers, vegans, vegetarians out there. What would you do?

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