Last Updated: January 4, 2022

How Ethical Is HASK?

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Ethical Analysis

Is HASK cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on HASK’s policies.
HASK is cruelty-free. None of HASK’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Not all of HASK’s products are vegan but they have some vegan options.
HASK does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
HASK’s packaging is made from post-consumer recycled plastics.

About HASK

HASK is a collection of hair care products featuring exotic ingredients from around the world.
CERTIFICATIONS: Leaping Bunny, Cruelty Free International


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You can find HASK cruelty-free products on Ulta, Target, London Drugs, and Amazon.

HASK is Cruelty-Free

HASK 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 HASK to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a screenshot of HASK’s official animal testing statement:

HASK Cruelty-Free Claims

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 HASK has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

Cruelty-Free Policies

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.

HASK 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 HASK, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

How to know which of HASK products are vegan?

I reached out to HASK to ask which of their products are vegan and they provided me with a list (see below).

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 [email protected] to let me know and I’ll update this list.

HASK Vegan Product List

Below is a list of HASK products that are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products. This vegan product list was provided by HASK Beauty.

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it’s usually used in the context to describe something that doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.

There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.

So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.

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2 thoughts on “HASK”

  1. If they are “cruelty-free” then why are they not certified by either CFI or BWC? Any company can claim to not test on animals or source non-tested ingredients. It is not what they say. It is what they can prove.

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