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NYX Cosmetics Receives PETA’s Courage in Commerce Award

Written by PETA | November 15, 2012

We’re tickled countless shades of pink to report that NYX Cosmetics has affirmed its commitment to producing 100 percent cruelty-free cosmetics by pledging not to sell its products in China until animal tests are no longer required there for makeup and personal-care items. To applaud the company’s commendable choice to stay out of this large consumer market so that not even one animal will be harmed for its products, PETA has given NYX Cosmetics our Courage in Commerce Award.

We hope NYX won’t have to wait too long before marketing in China. Thanks to training and outreach partially funded by PETA, China is poised to begin accepting its first-ever in-vitro (non-animal) test for cosmetics ingredients soon. In the meantime, though, the only way into the Chinese cosmetics market is over the dead bodies of animals.

Unlike corporations that sell out animals in hopes of a larger market share (or refuse to say whether they pay for animal testing or not), NYX Cosmetics and other principled cosmetics and personal-care companies, including Paul Mitchell and Urban Decay, are making ethical conduct a top priority, and they deserve our support.

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  • Nikki says:

    Every breathing and living animal on this planet does not have a voice and we as humans should be grateful that we can voice out our opinions. It’s time to educate the young and the old and stop the disgusting, horrible, inhumane events that is happening to every animal in every corner of the world. We must not be silent, we must be the voice for all animals.

  • Mac says:

    @Colleen Young: As this blog mentions, China currently requires tests on animals before a company can sell its products there. It looks like that’s changing though (props to PETA), and when it does, you’re exactly right, it’ll be important for NYX and other cruelty free companies to get in there and show that there’s a market for excellent non-animal-tested makeup and skin/hair-care products.

  • Colleen Young says:

    I cannot understand why this company are not selling products to China. Surely it makes more sense to actually get into the market there and promote and sell their cruelty free product in competition with the others in a bid to prove that cruelty free is just as good. China is a huge market and it think it would be proving more of a point introducing their cruelty free range to the Chinese market to prove this point. It may make more people aware of the plight of animals too – cutting out the largest market is not going to prevent cruelty – the Chinese will continue then to service their market without this commpetition, but if they had this cruelty free competition that would be so much better. I cannot wait for these products to be available in my country.

    • Bex says:

      Hi Colleen,
      The reason why they are not selling their products to China is because in China, Animal testing is mandatory. Which means that the ingredients that goes into NYX cosmetics will have to be tested on animals, and even if it is only in China, they cannot call themselves a cruelty free company if they are associated in testing in any way.
      I hope this helped :)

  • Cristina says:

    I am only going to buy NYX until I die. Thank you for supporting the animals. I am a loyal customer to the end.

  • Orr Chen says:

    its so nice to hear about that since I just ordered some of their products online. That’s amazing that they care more about Innocent creatures than money, that have no soul

  • ELIETE RODRIGUES COSTA says:

    here in brasil, was the massacre of the dogs in city Canoas , Rio Grande do sul in university luterana do brasil. Horror can see in site http://www.globo.com.br

  • Save the Walrus says:

    I hold PETA’s opinions in high regard but I must know this. Why do you see animals as being equals, they are not. The very reason we are here today is because our ancestors slaughtered animals by the thousands. If we didn’t we would be the hunted. Another claim of this orginization is that the domestication of animals was a bad idea. Why? Can you not see that canines obviously enjoy the company of humans? I am not trying to be rude, I just want someone to tell me why PETA’s views on animals being equal are relevant and true.

  • Romali Joshi says:

    Please stop this cruelty.

  • CHRISTINE CAMPBELL says:

    I AM SOOOO HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT A COMPANY THAT IS PUTTING AN ANIMALS VALUE ABOVE MONEY – IT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY – HOPE ALL COMPANIES FOLLOW SOON !

  • diana says:

    I will never buy make-up that doesnt say not tested on animals,its a shameful thing and not needed appaling ,I will not support it

  • chunkyboy says:

    NYX cosmetics are one of the very very few..Great company

  • chunkyboy says:

    Hardly any companies are really innocent…not the ones who market to China…not the ones who directly test on animals…and how many of the companies on the “DO NOT TEST” list will actively petition for non-animal testing of the ingredients they use to make their products? NYX cosmetics are one of the few who are genuinely concerned and are willing to put their necks on the line…AWESOME COMPANY.

  • Faunus says:

    Not a big deal. Our own company has done this (and lots more) for over 30 years. And we never utilised the animals in our marketing. As have many others. Do they pay a fee towards this award?

  • Natural Veterinary Therapeutics says:

    We’re very happy to hear this and it’s hard to believe with modern technology that other companies aren’t jumping on board sooner. I’ve had the unfortunate experience of witnessing an animal testing facility during my education. It was disturbing to learn that the USDA’s AWA act has so many loopholes, it leaves animals with little to no protection. Animal testing is not a “scientific necessity”.

  • Natural Veterinary Therapeutics says:

    We’re very happy to hear this and it’s hard to believe with modern technology that other companies aren’t jumping on board sooner. I’ve had the unfortunate experience of witnessing an animal testing facility during my education. It was disturbing to learn that the USDA’s AWA act has so many loopholes, it leaves animals with little to no protection. Animal testing is not a “scientific necessity”.

  • Lana Owens says:

    That is amazing news!!!! I have missed them so much since going cruelty free a few years ago. It is going to be nice to have them as an option again. Any one know when it is going to be implamented? And will it say on their label?

  • Anna Hołubowic says:

    please help..

  • beatrice scavo says:

    stop cruelity against animals.it’s time to change….

  • anju says:

    Please stop this cruelty..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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