Andalou Naturals is a certified organic and natural skincare brand but is Andalou cruelty-free & vegan in 2020? We’ve got the answers here!
Is Andalou Cruelty-Free?
Andalou Naturals is Cruelty-free! None of Andalou’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
In addition, Andalou Naturals is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
Andalou Animal Testing Policy
Andalou Naturals 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 Andalou’s official animal testing statement:
Is Andalou Naturals Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, Andalou Naturals 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 Andalou Naturals Vegan?
Not all of Andalou Naturals’ products are vegan as some of their products contain Manuka Honey. However, Andalou Naturals does have some vegan options.
The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Andalou’s official website about its vegan products:
Almost all of Andalou Naturals products are vegan with the exception of:
- Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask – not vegan
- Brightening Get Started Kit – not vegan
- Instant Brighten & Tighten Hydro Serum Facial Sheet Mask – not vegan
- Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub – not vegan
- Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser – not vegan
All other Andalou Naturals products not included in the above list are vegan and do not contain animal by-products like honey and beeswax.
Is Andalou Ethical?
Based in: the US
Products made in: the US
Sustainability & Environmental Initiatives: Andalou claims to be the first beauty brand to achieve Non-GMO Project Verified status. In addition, they claim to use domestic ingredients, as well as, ethically sourcing fair-trade ingredients from around the world.
“Every aspect of our brand, our business, and our daily operations is dedicated to environmental responsibility and sustainable business practices and partnerships, taking a stand on issues that matter, and influencing positive change in the natural industry and beyond.
We were the first beauty brand to achieve Non-GMO Project Verified status because we believe that GMO crops and the dependency on pesticides that they create are in conflict with the wellbeing of the planet and of every single person. We believe in a farm-to-bottle connection and value knowing the origin of the ingredients we use. In addition to gathering domestic ingredients, we are proud to promote global sustainability through ethically sourcing fair-trade ingredients from all over the world.”
Eco-Friendly Packaging Initiatives: Andalou states all of its cartons, bottles, jars, and tubes are recyclable and 100% BPA-free.
Giving Back Initiatives: Each year, proceeds from sales of Andalou products support nonprofit organizations centered on women’s and girls’ empowerment.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: Andalou Naturals claims their formulas are 98% nature-derived, Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free, and 100% Vegetarian.
I hope this article helped you to understand Andalou Naturals’ 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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