Blah, blah, well you test then, don't you, you lying bastards?
I'm so convinced that everyone is lying that I've taken to emailing companies for clarification before I consider them okay.
While researching brands back in December 2016, I came across Fair Squared who make lovely lip balms, skin care and condoms (good on you!) and are based in Germany. They said they were cruelty-free but I emailed them asking if they sold in China.
I received this reply the same day from the managing director no less:
no we don´t. It is obligatory to do animal testing on cosmetics to register products in China. We don´t do any animal testing.
Mit freundlichen Gruessen / best regards
Geschaeftsfuehrung / Managing Director
I was suitably happy with the response. When I first visited the site, they had only a brief statement regarding animal testing, which prompted me to email them. Now they are PETA and vegan certified and look to have more products than I noticed at my first visit. A great-looking range with something for everyone.
Fair Squared Website