Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Beauty News - Body and the Beasts

It seems the folks over at The Body Shop are feeling the heat after a supposed "sell out" to corporate giant L'Oreal. The Guardian is reporting lost sales due to a consumer backlash.

From the article ...
Ethical Consumer magazine told its readers to boycott Body Shop because L'Oreal tests products on animals. L'Oreal says it does so in line with international regulations.

This kind of bullying by Advocate groups is unfortunate. The truth is every cosmetic and personal care product (or every ingredient in them) you use has at some point been tested on animals. There are no ethical companies that can sell products that haven't been tested!

Now if people were boycotting because of the outrageously high prices charged by the Body Shop, that would be more understandable. $12 for 8 ounces of shampoo is just ridiculous!

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