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CHI and Biosilk Animal Testing Policy; Not Cruelty-Free

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Chi and Biosilk Haircare - Tested on Animals

Both CHI and Biosilk are owned by Farouk Systems and they state that some of their products are sold in mainland China, as a result, their products must be tested on animals and CHI and Biosilk are not considered cruelty-free.

After emailing the company, I’m not even sure that they understand China’s laws regarding animal testing.

Hi Vicky,

Thank you for contacting Farouk Systems. We appreciate your interest in our products and thank you for choosing our brand.

Farouk Systems, Inc. does not engage in testing of products on animals.

Farouk Systems, Inc. does not involve animals in any way during research, development, testing, manufacturing, or sale of its products, except for use of certain animal by-products like silk and sheep’s wool proteins.

Here is the second response from them after failing to answer some of my questions from the previous email:

Vicky,

Here are the answers to your questions.

We can confirm that:

1. We do not use any third party testing vendors that test on animals in any way,
2. our raw material suppliers confirm that they do not test on animals, and
3. some of our products are sold in mainland China.

I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt with the slim chance that they might only sell CHI hair tools (hair brush, curling iron,Β hair dryer) in China and that does not need to be tested on animals by their local authorities. But when I asked if they could clarify which of their products are sold in China, they never responded.

I can only go off of their statement of “some of our products are sold in mainland China” and assume that those haircare products must be tested on animals and therefore Farouk Systems, along with CHI and Biosilk, are not cruelty-free.

Making the switch to cruelty-free and vegan haircare products? I personally recommend Giovanni!

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6 Comments
  • Kimmie johnson
    March 28, 2018

    So do you or do you not test on animals? I’ve never been on this site nor have ever replied to this.

  • Kimmie johnson
    March 28, 2018

    So do you or do you not test on animals?

  • Emma C
    August 3, 2016

    Have you heard of Davroe? It’s a vegan, cruelty-free hair care range from Australia. It’s an amazing range and the packaging is beautiful too!

  • Morgan B.
    February 4, 2016

    Not to mention the obvious, that Biosilk contains silk, which is an animal (insect) product. I would not consider something cruelty-free if it’s not also vegan. Those go hand in hand for me.

    • Vicky Ly
      February 4, 2016

      Good point about the silk!

      I agree with you, I don’t see how using ingredients derived from animals (insects included!) can be done in a cruelty-free manner. If I had it my way, I’d redefine the term ‘cruelty-free’ to include no animal ingredients and not just about animal testing!

  • MINA
    December 13, 2015

    If they do not test on animals, they cannot be sold in China. However, they said, “We do not involve in animal testing, but can be sold in China,” What a stupid reply!

β€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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