Alba Botanica makes natural skin and hair care products that are good for your body and the earth but is Alba Botanica cruelty-free & vegan in 2020? We’ve got the answers here!
Is Alba Botanica Cruelty-Free?
Alba Botanica is Cruelty-free! None of Alba Botanica’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
In addition, Alba Botanica is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
Alba Botanica Animal Testing Policy
Alba Botanica has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not allow others to test on their behalf, their suppliers also do not test on animals, they do not allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law, and their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
Below is a screenshot of Alba Botanica’s official animal testing statement:
Is Alba Botanica Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, Alba Botanica has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
Is Alba Botanica Vegan?
Almost all of Alba Botanica products are vegan with the exception of its Hawaiian Smoothing Sugar Cane Body Polish (contains honey) and Unpretroleum Jelly (contains beeswax).
All other Alba Botanica products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Alba Botanica’s official website about its vegan products:
Is Alba Botanica Ethical?
Based in: the US
Products made in: the US
Sustainability & Environmental Initiatives: Alba Botanica claims many of their personal care products and formulas are biodegradable.
“When you see a biodegradable claim on our label, it means the formula has been tested by an accredited third party laboratory in accordance with industry standard methodology for biodegradability claims. These formulas meet the required organic carbon to CO2 conversion rate necessary for Biodegradable Certification. This means the formula is designed to break down in nature with minimal impact on the Earth.”
Eco-Friendly Packaging Initiatives: Alba Botanica states many of their products are packaged in bottles made from 100% post-consumer resin. And their unit cartons are made with FSC-certified paperboard. The brand claims they regularly review opportunities to reduce their packaging and processes’ environmental footprint.
Giving Back Initiatives: N/A
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: Alba Botanica claims their products are formulated without parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, harsh sulfates, propylene glycol, aluminum, mineral oil, petrolatum, oxybenzone, PABA, nano-particles, DEA, MEA or TEA, PEGs and PEG derivatives, ethoxylated ingredients associated with 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde donors, and many other chemicals too numerous to name.
I hope this article helped you to understand Alba Botanica’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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