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Andalou is Cruelty-Free
Andalou Naturals has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals, nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
By our standards, we would consider Andalou to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a screenshot of Andalou’s official animal testing statement:
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2022.
But Andalou has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.‘ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.
At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, and by any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Andalou is Not 100% Vegan
‘Vegan’ in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand that is 100% Vegan or a specific product is vegan.
In the case of V, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Andalou products are vegan?
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.
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!