• Lavera – animal tested?

    Lavera är ett företag som jag länge trott har veganvänliga och icke djurtestade produkter. Jag köpte även en Lavera-mascara när jag var i London för inte så länge sedan och skulle kolla upp dem igen pga. att jag tänkte skriva om den.

    De finns inte med på någon icke djurtestad-lista någonstans vilket förvånade mig. De har veganmärkning på produkterna som inte innehåller t.ex. bivax eller karmin, men så här skriver de om djurtester på sin hemsida:

    Q17. Statement Animal Testing

    Ever since the foundation of the laverana company we have neither been conducting animal testing nor have asked others to do so. Being a manufacturer of natural care products animal testing is certainly incompatible with our company philosophy!

    Of course, laverana makes every effort not to use any raw material which was tested on animals – as requested by the German Society for animal protection. laverana’s suppliers are expected to prove by means of spot check their non-animal testing.

    Unfortunately, lavera as a producer of natural care products cannot give legally valid guarantee for the products of its raw material suppliers. Recently skin irritations have occurred more and more frequently. Now we have to find out whether raw materials that were tested 20 years ago today are still well tolerated by human skin. At the same time the urgency of the use of innovative raw materials becomes more and more obvious. For lavera this means that test periods of established ingredients may be 20 years ago, for innovative products this period most likely is much shorter.

    In addition, laverana is a member of BDIH. This is an organization the members of which vouch for following the strict guidelines of “Controlled Natural Cosmetics”. These guidelines include the requirements of societies for animal protection

    /http://www.pravera.co.uk/lavera-natural-cosmetics/about-lavera-natural-cosmetics/faq

    De kan med andra ord inte garantera att ingredienserna inte är djurtestade och hela svaret låter väldigt luddigt. De kan inte heller ge svar på när de senast testade på djur. De skriver även om hudirritation som uppstått och säger att de måste ta reda på om ingredienser som testades för 20 år sedan fortfarande funkar för människor att använda, men de skriver inte HUR de ska ta reda på detta; genom djurtester?

    Det hela låter illa och väldigt luddigt! Jag kommer inte att köpa något mer från dem.

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    Lavera is a company that I’ve always thought had some vegan friendly products and weren’t tested on animals. I even got a Lavera mascara while I was in London thinking I’d review it.

    Since I got a mascara and haven’t used Lavera in a long time I thought I’d check them up again. Lavera aren’t on any non animal tested lists which suprised me. The products that don’t contain animal ingredients are branded with the Vegan Society logo, but this is what Lavera has written about animal testing:

    Q17. Statement Animal Testing

    Ever since the foundation of the laverana company we have neither been conducting animal testing nor have asked others to do so. Being a manufacturer of natural care products animal testing is certainly incompatible with our company philosophy!

    Of course, laverana makes every effort not to use any raw material which was tested on animals – as requested by the German Society for animal protection. laverana’s suppliers are expected to prove by means of spot check their non-animal testing.

    Unfortunately, lavera as a producer of natural care products cannot give legally valid guarantee for the products of its raw material suppliers. Recently skin irritations have occurred more and more frequently. Now we have to find out whether raw materials that were tested 20 years ago today are still well tolerated by human skin. At the same time the urgency of the use of innovative raw materials becomes more and more obvious. For lavera this means that test periods of established ingredients may be 20 years ago, for innovative products this period most likely is much shorter.

    In addition, laverana is a member of BDIH. This is an organization the members of which vouch for following the strict guidelines of “Controlled Natural Cosmetics”. These guidelines include the requirements of societies for animal protection

    /http://www.pravera.co.uk/lavera-natural-cosmetics/about-lavera-natural-cosmetics/faq

    In other words; they can’t guarantee that the ingredients aren’t tested on animals and to be honest, the whole thing sounds strange. They can’t even say when they last tested on animals. They also write about skin irritations and that they have to resolve this issue by finding out which ingredients (that were tested 20 years ago) aren’t okay for us to use. However, they don’t say how they’re going to do that; through animal testing or not?

    Either way, I’m disappointed in Lavera and of course I won’t buy any of their products again.

  • Yesterday’s make up

    Det jag har använt är:

    Ansikte:

    • Lush Colour Supplement i ”Light Yellow” som concealer
    • TiKei foundation i ”N3″
    • TiKei bronzer i färgen ”Golden” till konturer
    • TiKei rouge i ”Delight”

    Ögon:

    • Lush Colour Supplement i ”Light Yellow” som primer på ögonlocken
    • Svart ögonskugga för att fylla i ögonbrynen: Lotus Noir från Lime Crime
    • Aloe Vera Gel (Avivir) på ögonbrynen för att hålla de på plats
    • TiKei ögonskugga i färgen “Forest”, en matt militärgrön skugga
    • TiKei ögonskugga “Lace”, en skimrig rosa-beige skugga på inre delen av ögonlocken
    • Beauty Without Cruelty, Natural Mineral Eye Defining Pencil i svart
    • Svart mineral-eyeliner från Everyday Minerals blandad med vatten för att få den flytande
    • Lavera Trend Volume Mascara

    Läppar:

    • Beauty Without Cruelty – Soft Natural Lipgloss i “Rosewood Rave”

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    This is what I used:

    Face:

    • Lush Colour Supplement in ”Light Yellow” as concealer
    • TiKei foundation in ”N3″
    • TiKei bronzer in ”Golden” for contouring
    • TiKei rouge in ”Delight”

    Eyes:

    • Lush Colour Supplement in ”Light Yellow” as primer on the eyelids
    • Black eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows: Lotus Noir from Lime Crime
    • Aloe Vera Gel (Avivir) as eyebrow gel
    • TiKei mineral eyeshadow “Forest”, a matte forest green shadow
    • TiKei mineral eyeshadow “Lace”, a shimmery pink-beige shadow on the inner part of the eyelids
    • Beauty Without Cruelty, Natural Mineral Eye Defining Pencil in black
    • Black mineral-eyeliner from Everyday Minerals mixed with water
    • Lavera Trend Volume Mascara

    Lips:

    • Beauty Without Cruelty – Soft Natural Lipgloss in “Rosewood Rave”