Mavala (selling in China where it's required by law to test on animals),  Nail polish/Nagellack

Mavala – selling in China!

Idag fick jag reda på att Mavala säljer sina produkter i Kina, efter att jag mejlat dem och tänkt kolla deras policy igen. Det första svaret jag fick var:

We thank you for your e-mail and for your interest in MAVALA products.

We can assure you that we do not perform any animal tests. And we chose our suppliers which comply with European Legislation that prohibits animal testing on ingredients.
This policy is valid for all countries in which Mavala is commercialised.

Our nail polishes (bases, colored nail polishes and top coats) do not contain any animal derived ingredient.

Concerning the other products of our brand, most of them are also free from animal derived ingredients.

The only animal-derived ingredients present in our nail care products are :
– Collagen (from fish skin) in NAILACTAN
– Lanolin, or lanolin derivatives (from sheep’s woolgrease) in CUTICLE CREAM and CUTICLE REMOVER
– Silk (from cocoon of Silkworm) in BARRIER-BASE COAT

Please be informed that extractions of these raw materials are « cruelty free » for animals.

We hope to have answered you satisfactorily but remain at your disposal for any further information.

Best regards,

MAVALA S.A.

I det andra mejlet  fick jag en kontakt för distributören i Hong Kong/Kina, där det krävs att man testar skönhetsprodukter på djur. Ett exempel på att EU-lagen om att inte testa på djur inte riktigt når fram hela vägen. Man måste med andra ord ställa rätt frågor för att få fram hela sanningen. Illa! Så, hej då Mavala.

Om ni vill ha högkvalitativa nagellack som är djurvänliga finns det flera andra märken, som t.ex. Zoya, Nubar eller Sparitual.

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Today I found out that Mavala sell their products in China, after sending them an email and wanting to check out their policies. This is the first answer I got: 

We thank you for your e-mail and for your interest in MAVALA products.
 
We can assure you that we do not perform any animal tests. And we chose our suppliers which comply with European Legislation that prohibits animal testing on ingredients.
This policy is valid for all countries in which Mavala is commercialised.
 
Our nail polishes (bases, colored nail polishes and top coats) do not contain any animal derived ingredient.
 
Concerning the other products of our brand, most of them are also free from animal derived ingredients.
 
The only animal-derived ingredients present in our nail care products are :
– Collagen (from fish skin) in NAILACTAN
– Lanolin, or lanolin derivatives (from sheep’s woolgrease) in CUTICLE CREAM and CUTICLE REMOVER
– Silk (from cocoon of Silkworm) in BARRIER-BASE COAT
 
Please be informed that extractions of these raw materials are « cruelty free » for animals.
 
 
We hope to have answered you satisfactorily but remain at your disposal for any further information.
 
Best regards,
 
MAVALA S.A.

In the second email I also got the contact for their  distributor in Hong Kong/China where it’s required by law to test beauty products on animals. An example of the EU law (of not testing beauty products on animals) not really going all the way. In other words, you have to ask the right questions to get all the answers you want. So, bye bye Mavala.

If you want high quality nail polishes that are kind to animals, there are other brands such as Zoya, Nubar or Sparitual.

4 Comments

  • Jenny svensson

    Precis en sån här sida som jag behövde. Jag är inte alls så insatt och jag gör säkert många val som ör fel men tack vare din sida så kan jag göra bättre val. Val som gör att jag stödjer industrin som producerar varor utan att testa på djur. Jag har precis börjat kika på din sida men kommer definitivt fortsätta!

    • admin

      Vad kul att höra Jenny! 🙂 Ja, det kan vara en riktig djungel med skönhetsprodukter men man lär sig mer och mer! Tack för att du kommenterar, det är jättekul att få sådana här kommentarer! 🙂
      Ha en fin dag!

  • Thomasina

    Sorry, I don’t speak Swedish but did read the English portions of your page. You should be aware that Hong Kong is, and always has been, exempt from the animal testing requirements of mainland China. Selling in Hong Kong has been a very effective way for cruelty-free companies to market their products to the Chinese without having to submit their products for testing to the Chinese government. Accordingly, companies that have a distributor or a brick and mortar store in Hong Kong are not necessarily testing on animals. Just trying to clear up any misinformation that’s floating around out there.

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