Brands do know how to make you understand what they want.
I saw someone ask Mavala if they use animals for their tests.
The answer that person received would make you believe the brand is cruelty free.
The thing is that the answer wasn't complete.
So I decided to ask Mavala for the missing information.
Here is the email I sent to Mavala
And their answerIn yellow, you will see a disturbing information : they do not test on their finished products...
Dear Mrs Manuela Lima,
We thank you for your e-mail and for your interest in MAVALA products.
We have been aware of ethical issues concerning animal experimentation for a number of years. Therefore, our policy for a long time has been very clear and we can assure you that we do not perform any animal tests (nor us neither a third party). And we chose our suppliers which comply with European Legislation that prohibits animal testing on ingredients.
This policy is valid for all countries in which Mavala is commercialised.
Please note that even if we do not test our finished products on animals, the mention "not tested on animals" does not appear on our products, because it is a European legal requirement for all cosmetic manufacturers since 2004.
We hope to have answered you satisfactorily.
When you get an answer that ain't so easy to understand, and that talks about the laws,
Usually, a brand that doesn't do any animal testing don't hide behind long and non-understandable answers...
I do not believe they are cruelty free and hope you don't!