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Last Updated: June 16, 2021

Is ABBA Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Ethical Analysis

Is ABBA cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on ABBA’s policies.
ABBA is cruelty-free. None of ABBA’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
All of ABBA’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
ABBA does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
ABBA products come in plastic packaging. And I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About ABBA

For over 25 years, ABBA® Pure Performance Haircare has made a commitment to formulating products with the cleanest ingredients available, while never sacrificing the performance.
COMPANY BASED IN: USA
PRODUCTS MADE IN: USA
PRODUCTS: Hair Care
CERTIFICATIONS: N/A

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ABBA is Cruelty-Free

ABBA 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 ABBA to be Cruelty-Free.

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 2021.

But ABBA 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 standard or 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.

ABBA is 100% Vegan

ABBA has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Thank you for reaching out about our products. Yes, all ABBA products are cruelty-free and vegan.”

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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