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So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

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“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

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A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
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Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
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Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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Farmacy Cruelty-Free & Vegan Status (2019)

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Farmacy is a natural green beauty brand available at Sephora, Beautylish, and on Amazon. But first, is Farmacy cruelty-free or vegan?

Is Farmacy Cruelty-Free?

Farmacy is cruelty-free in 2019; Farmacy does not test their products or ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.

Farmacy Animal Testing Policy (2019)

Farmacy states on their website, “We never test on animals. We don’t test our raw ingredients on animals, either, and we don’t ask third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf. We also require that all our raw ingredient suppliers conform to the EU animal testing ban.”

Farmacy’s animal testing statement (2019)

In an email response, Farmacy elaborates more on their animal testing policy stating that they do not use ingredients that are tested or re-tested on animals and they conform to the EU animal testing ban and so do their raw material suppliers.

Farmacy has also confirmed to me that they do not sell their products in countries that require animal testing, like Mainland China.

I am now happy to add Farmacy to ethical elephant’s list of cruelty-free brands!

Is Farmacy Vegan?

Not all of Farmacy skincare products are vegan as they do use honey and beeswax in most of their products however Farmacy does offer some vegan options that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Farmacy Vegan Product List (2019)

The following is a list of Farmacy vegan products that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.


Not Vegan – Farmacy

Below is a list of Farmacy products that are not considered vegan.

  • Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser – not vegan
  • Deep Moisture Coconut Gel Mask (contains Bifida Ferment Lysate)not vegan
  • Honey Butter Beeswax Lip Balm – not vegan
  • Honey Butter Body – not vegan
  • Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ – not vegan
  • Honey Grail – not vegan
  • Honeymoon Glow Night Serum – not vegan
  • Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ – not vegan
  • Honey Savior All-in-One Skin Repair Salve with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ Honey – not vegan
  • Invincible Anti-Aging Serum (contains pearl powder) – not vegan

This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at info@ethicalelephant.com to let me know.

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