Both CHI and BioSilk are hair care brands offering a range of professional and consumer hair styling products and tools but is CHI and BioSilk cruelty-free in 2021? We’ve got the answers here!
Is CHI and BioSilk Cruelty-Free?
CHI and BioSilk is Cruelty-free in 2021! None of CHI or BioSilk’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
CHI & BioSilk’s Animal Testing Policy
CHI and BioSilk are both owned by Farouk Systems and until recently, they used to sell CHI and BioSilk products in stores in mainland China where it was required by law to test on animals. However, Farouk Systems Inc (FSI) recently reached out to me and confirmed none of their products are currently sold in China.
In addition, Farouk Systems, along with CHI and BioSilk, have 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.
“Currently, we do not test our products on animals and have received assurances from our suppliers that the ingredients we use in our products are not tested on animals (vertebrate and invertebrate).”
Is CHI or BioSilk Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, as mentioned previously, Farouk Systems has confirmed CHI and BioSilk products are not currently sold in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
“Regarding selling into China, we entered into a distributorship agreement for the Asian market which included mainland China; however, that agreement was entered into in 2019 with sales to commence this year due to the change in Chinese law regarding importation of cosmetics. As of now, there have still been no sales into China by that distributor. I have contacted our legal department who will review the distributorship agreement to see if it prohibits testing on animals. If not they will amend the agreement to include such a prohibition.”
Is CHI or BioSilk Vegan?
CHI and BioSilk claim to have some vegan products that are formulated without animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
I’m currently waiting to hear back from the brand in regards to which of their products are vegan.
Vegan Hair Styling Alternatives to CHI & BioSilk:
While I wait to confirm a list of CHI and BioSilk’s vegan hair products, here are some other vegan hair styling to choose from:
- AG Hair – some vegan options
- OUAI – some vegan options
- Paul Mitchell – some vegan options
- Drybar – some vegan options
- IGK – 100% Vegan
or check out our list of cruelty-free & vegan hair care brands!
I hope this article helped you to understand NYX’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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