Thank you for your e-mail and interest in Living Nature. Please accept my sincere apologies for not responding sooner.
Not only do we not agree with the ethical side of animal testing, we believe the science is also flawed as the DNA and make-up of animal skin is completely different to that of humans. So how do we test our products? – on ourselves of course! We first skin test on our wonderful willing team of over 50 staff. After this process, we have a consumer review panel that also provide feedback. All Living Nature formulations also contain only ingredients that are approved by BDIH (a German certification body of natural products).
Living Nature, like many of our customers, do NOT support animal testing. You will notice on our packaging that we carry the ‘Cruelty Free’ certification, which certifies that none of our products or ingredients are animal tested.
When you think about it, putting ingredients like collagen (from dead animals) onto your skin it can no way create the production of collagen in our skin tissue. The only way collagen can have an effect is by being injected under the epidermal layer. It then gradually breaks down over 6 months to a year and is removed through lymphatic system.
We do not sell products in China for a number of factors including the current legislation that requires animal testing in order to sell directly to the Chinese market.
Living Nature’s skincare products contain milk enzyme ingredients. While these no longer resemble milk, that is their original source. Similar to the honey and bees wax, also found in many of our products, this is an animal by-product, and therefore is not vegan friendly. Carmine is used to offer colour to a select few lip colours.
Please see below for a list of products that are suitable for vegans.
Remember that manuka essential oil is NOT manuka honey. The essential oil is from the leaves and petals of the manuka shrub – this is a common misunderstanding.
Skin, Hair & Body Products
Radiance Night Oil
Tranquility Body Oil
Energy Body Oil
Body Form Body Oil
Nature’s Hydrating Mist
Invigorating Body Bar
Nourishing Body Bar
Kumerahou & Cinnamon Natural Soap
Manuka Oil & Clay Natural Soap
Luminous Pressed Powder
Summer Bronze Pressed Powder
Blush (Warm Summer; Cool Winter)
Eyeshadow Duos (Blossoms; Siennas; Ferns; Beaches; Clouds)
Eye Pencils (Smoulder; River Stone; Midnight; FlaxSeed)
Lip Pencils (Laugher; Morning Sun; Woods)
Further to my previous e-mail I can confirm that we are not owned or affiliated with an enterprise that is testing on animals.
I hope this provides you with the information you require.
Thank you once again for contacting us directly at Living Nature.