Last week, there was a little shake-up in the cosmetics world, when NARS Cosmetics announced that they will start selling their products in China. Now, at the best of times, a statement like this wouldn’t raise any eyebrows. Who cares where companies want to sell their products?!
Ah, but you see, entering the Chinese market brings with it the looming spectre of animal testing. China notoriously requires, by law, cosmetics brands to test their products (or ingredients) on animals to ensure product safety. Their version of it.
NARS, before this, while not wearing their policy on their sleeve, did not test on animals and was one of the high end brands that could claim to be cruelty free. So, it wasn’t surprising to read about the backlash that the decision to enter the Chinese market brought the brand. There were numerous reports of customers announcing boycotts of the brand.
So, I’m curious. Has this decision by NARS Cosmetics affected your perception of the brand? Will you stop using their products?