Briogeo offers a range of natural hair care products that are fortified with hair healthy oils, antioxidants and vitamins but is Briogeo cruelty-free and vegan?
Is Briogeo Cruelty-Free?
Briogeo is Cruelty-free! None of Briogeo’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
In addition, Briogeo is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
Briogeo Animal Testing Policy
Briogeo 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 what’s currently stated on Briogeo’s website:
Is Briogeo Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals, however, Briogeo has confirmed they do not sell their products in stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
Is Briogeo Vegan? (Update 2021!)
All but one limited edition Briogeo product is now 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products . The exception is their Limited Edition Honey Hair Mask that contains honey.
I have confirmed with Briogeo that all of their products except for the Honey Hair Mask are now 100% vegan! They have also updated the vegan statement on their website and it now reads:
I first heard Briogeo was going 100% vegan last year in an email response from the brand stating,
“Starting in 2019, all of our products are now fully vegan! All previous proteins are now
However, in late 2019, Briogeo released its limited edition ‘Honey Bear Repair’ which contained honey. They momentarily stopped selling this product but brought it back for the holidays.
In addition, I have confirmed with Briogeo that the source of their Keratin Amino Acid is plant-derived and the biotin they use is of synthetic origin and not from an animal source.
Is Briogeo Ethical?
Based in: the US
Products made in: All Briogeo products are formulated and manufactured in the U.S.A
Sustainability & Environmental Initiatives: Briogeo makes an effort to sustainably and ethically source fair-trade and organic ingredients whenever possible, including their organic castor oil. The brand states,
“We’re proud to say that our new B. Well organic + cold-pressed 100% castor oil has been fair trade certified and ethically sourced from India. Here at Briogeo, we believe that a fair wage and good working conditions are not privileges but are necessities.“
Eco-Friendly Packaging Initiatives: Briogeo’s bottles are recyclable and also made with 25% post consumer recycled plastic.
“Briogeo uses sustainable product packaging and finds creative ways to source packaging that is recyclable or contains PCR plastic. That means we keep the recycling chain going by making use of discarded plastic and transforming it as part of our new bottles – which can also be recycled for future use.”
Giving Back Initiatives: During the Covid crisis, Briogeo donated 100,000 meals to feed people in need through NYC’s Food Bank.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: All of Briogeo products are formulated with their 6-FREE criteria, stating, they’re never formulated with sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, synthetic dyes, or DEA.
I hope this article helped you to understand Briogeo’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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