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Any Chinese/Mandarin Literate Persons Who Can Help Me?

Trying to read this test report.

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noddysmiley noddysmiley SA Posts: 75
1 20 Jun 2012
Hi there. So, I was keen to buy a makeup palette off the beauty factories website. It just lists the colour as 'colourant', so it's likely that it contains carmine, but no lanolin or beeswax or palm oil so I'm fairly happy.

Anywho, I looked at their testing certificates which they very kindly posted on the website. The one in English to EU standards seems to indicate that no animal testing took place http://www.bf-beauty.com/user/Image/cert_89_2.htm None that I can see with my science training anyway.

They also posted a Chinese standards test report. http://www.bf-beauty.com/user/Image/Certificate_China.htm Now, I can't read this because I only speak English. I have heard that China requires animal tests for cosmetic products. So, I know I'm taking a stab in the dark here, but are there any Chinese speakers who can scan over this and make some kind of interpretation? Maybe if it says anything about irritant testing or whatever? Thanks a bunch! I'll make a post on tumblr as well, but I'd trust the translation more if it came from on here happy

I wish more companies would post these. Yay for transparency! Provided they're not lying I suppose... :S
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KirstyGirl KirstyGirl TAS Posts: 754
2 20 Jun 2012
Little confused by your post, why are you happy enough with Carmine in a product when you're not ok with lanolin, beeswax or palm oil? And you're right China requires animal testing for it's cosmetics so undoubtedly it's been tested.
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noddysmiley noddysmiley SA Posts: 75
3 20 Jun 2012
KirstyGirl said:
Little confused by your post, why are you happy enough with Carmine in a product when you're not ok with lanolin, beeswax or palm oil? And you're right China requires animal testing for it's cosmetics so undoubtedly it's been tested.
Hmmm, I understand why that's confusing. I don't really have an explanation I suppose. Not purchasing palm oil is really top of the list for me, and lanolin would come second since being a vegetarian I really don't see the sense in using any sheep derived products, but I'm still sitting in the grey area so far as insect derived products like beeswax and carmine/cochineal.
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KirstyGirl KirstyGirl TAS Posts: 754
4 20 Jun 2012
I understand that, it takes time to really know about each and every animal ingredient/thing. I assume you're a vegetarian for cruelty reasons as you're against palm oil. In that case I would definitely read up on Carmine and beeswax too. Carmine is not vegetarian, the insects are killed in order to produce it and many bees die in the process of beeswax though you did already say you were against that too. I would highly suggest going for a vegan makeup range instead, there are some great companies out there particularly easy since you're just going for a colour palette. happy
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noddysmiley noddysmiley SA Posts: 75
5 20 Jun 2012
Yeah, you know what. I really had my heart set on one of these 120 palettes, but now I'm watching some reviews of the palettes from e.l.f. which I believe are vegan (I'll double check) and most people seem to being saying they're comparable, the colours are just slightly less vibrant, so maybe I can do without this one. Thanks happy
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Tegeran Tegeran VIC Posts: 25
6 22 Jun 2012
KirstyGirl said:
I would highly suggest going for a vegan makeup range instead, there are some great companies out there particularly easy since you're just going for a colour palette. happy
Just to name a few...

http://store.veganessentials.com/cosmetics-c68.aspx?
http://www.urbandecay.com/vegan-cosmetics/9,default,sc.html
http://www.eccobella.com/
http://www.ecosevi.com
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noddysmiley noddysmiley SA Posts: 75
7 22 Jun 2012
Thank you. I had heard that urban decay has been getting into some strife lately that they're gonna start animal test on some of their products so they can enter the Chinese market. Very unfortunate! I'll look at some of these websites though, cos I'm on the lookout for a new mascara as well happy
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