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The Body Shop was just sold to L'Oreal. Nestle owns 26% of L'Oreal. Neither company is considered ethical by the usual standards.<br><br><br><a href="http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article352023.ece" target="_blank">http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/thi...icle352023.ece</a><br><br>
Admittedly, this isn't a guarantee of foreskin testing, but it's VERY likely. Also, L'Oreal takes part in animal testing.<br><br>
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I have already stopped shopping there due to concerns about chemicals in there products.<br><br>
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what a shame, what a shame... the body shop used to be such a good choice, before it changed hands 100 times... i'll just have to keep learning from other people here on mdc about good alternatives.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">what a shame, what a shame... the body shop used to be such a good choice, before it changed hands 100 times... i'll just have to keep learning from other people here on mdc about good alternatives.</div>
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<br><a href="http://www.lush.com" target="_blank">www.lush.com</a> or <a href="http://www.lush.co.uk" target="_blank">www.lush.co.uk</a><br><br>
WAY better products anyway -- completely natural and all handmade. The Body Shop pales in comparison and I switched to Lush ages ago!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.lush.com" target="_blank">www.lush.com</a> or <a href="http://www.lush.co.uk" target="_blank">www.lush.co.uk</a><br><br>
WAY better products anyway -- completely natural and all handmade. The Body Shop pales in comparison and I switched to Lush ages ago!</div>
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So, as they are heavily into animal alternatives...what do <i>they</i> test their products on?
 

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<a href="http://ca.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/animaltest" target="_blank">http://ca.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/animaltest</a><br><br>
They test on humans and only buy ingredients from companies that don't test on animals.<br><br>
I love Lush products as well!!! They are way better than the Body Shop.
 

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Sad about the body shop..but I have to second..third(whatever)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> the recomendations about Lush!!!! I Love their stuff. I was lucky enough to get some "Snowfairy" body wash for Christmas and YUM! It smells like cotton candy....I ran out a while ago<sigh><br><br>
Take care,<br>
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Great. Really. I love my Body Shop face wash too.<br>
I hate Lush stores, they're so expensive and they STINK. Everytime I'm in the UK I gag walking by one.
 

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hmm... thanks for the lush alternative -- yeah, cost is a big issue for us these days (making less than 10000 a year, dh getting ready to start a PhD program) but body shop is pretty expensive, too, eh?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">hmm... thanks for the lush alternative -- yeah, cost is a big issue for us these days (making less than 10000 a year, dh getting ready to start a PhD program) but body shop is pretty expensive, too, eh?</div>
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I have found the prices to be comparable in our area. Comparable but both are expensive.
 

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I've found Body Shop to be much cheaper and have high quality products that last a long time, this really upsets me.
 

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sell outs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"><br><br>
they put chemicals in their products already. that's why i never bouht from them.
 

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I think once more products get out with the word of 'foreskin' on them they will be going EWWWWWWWWW. Hopefully that will show the added money bonuses Dr. are sneaking off with their kids body part. Do the 'stop' of circumcision that way especially if they heard well you using foreskin to scrub your body with which will actually be a 'dead foreskin' will make people shudder if they knew that truth.<br><br>
I never tried any of body shop.
 

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Foreskin will never be shown because it's not an ingridient, it's what they test it on.
 

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Lush is absolutely awesome. It's brilliant stuff. I'm fairly sure most of their products are vegan and they're very explicit about only testing on live human volunteers. Plus they use organic, fair/community trade, where possible. With Lush, a little goes a long way - so although the initial outlay might seem steep, it lasts for a long time (1/3 of a bath ballistic or melt is all you need).<br><br>
I'm about to write to Greenpeace regarding The Body Shop. I'm beyond disappointed.
 

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I cannot believe that this happened. L'oreal is evil and Nestle too. Here in EU cosmetic testing on animals is ending soon by law and L'oreal fought against that law very aggressively. I hope there will be plenty of boycots, I do not want to give any money that monster corporation. Thank goodness for Lush.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://ca.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/animaltest" target="_blank">http://ca.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/animaltest</a><br><br>
They test on humans and only buy ingredients from companies that don't test on animals.<br><br>
I love Lush products as well!!! They are way better than the Body Shop.</div>
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Yes, I read that page, so they test on "humans". Human what? Adults? Babies? Or do they use "TestSkin" - and we all know what <i>that</i> is made of....<br><br>
Do you see what I'm getting at here? There are so many companies stating that they don't test their products on animals - but the alternative can be just as bad, they test on products derived from the severed foreskins of little boys. Forgive my cynicism, but has anyone explicitly asked them <i>what</i> they test on, or how they do it? Can someone point me to where it says anything about "human volunteers"?
 

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I stopped using Body Shop products after reading stuff on EWG but this really makes me ill. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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