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When we started in 2018 we promised to provide access to brands that fit a specific area of categories.  Those were NonGMO, Cruelty-Free, Organic, Natural, and Fair Trade.  Each year we have done our due diligence to review the brands we carry and ensure we are providing you, our customers with the best and the best prices.

In November 2020 we were alarmed to learn that Burt’s Bees brand was now being sold in mainland China from a blogger, Suzana Rose – Cruelty Free Kitty, who had this post.

She also included a correspondence from Burt’s Bees customer service.


Hello Suzi,

Thank you for contacting Burt’s Bees.

We are happy to shed light on this matter for you. Currently, we are selling a limited number of our products in mainland China. The formulas for these products, classified as “non-special use cosmetics,” are currently made in our US facilities, using only ingredients listed on the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC), and then the products are packaged in China. For more information on individual ingredients, visit our guide here. Please know that we are proceeding only in the instances where we can maintain adherence to our no animal testing policy.

Again, thank you for contacting us.

Burt’s Bees Consumer Services

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