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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:
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.
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.
- Argan Oil 5-in-1 Spray
- Argan Dry Shampoo
- Argan Oil Cream Oil
- Argan Oil Hot Oil
- Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil Shampoo
- Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil Conditioner
- Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil 5-in-1 Spray
- Cactus Water Shampoo
- Cactus Water Conditioner
- Cactus Water 5-in-1 Spray
- Charcoal with Citrus Oil Shampoo
- Charcoal with Citrus Oil Conditioner
- Charcoal Dry Shampoo
- Chia Seed Oil Shampoo
- Chia Seed Oil Conditioner
- Chia Dry Shampoo
- Monoi Coconut Oil Shampoo
- Monoi Coconut Oil Conditioner
- Monoi Coconut Oil Shine Oil
- Monoi Coconut Oil Hot Oil
- Monoi Coconut Dry Shampoo
- Monoi Coconut Cream Oil
- Coconut Water Shampoo
- Coconut Water Conditioner
- Kalahari Melon Oil Shampoo
- Kalahari Melon Oil Conditioner
- Orchid & White Truffle Shampoo
- Orchid & White Truffle Conditioner
- Superfruit Shampoo
- Superfruit Conditioner
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.