Adorn Cosmetics

Last Updated: January 20, 2022

How Ethical Is Adorn Cosmetics?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here's a summary of Adorn Cosmetics' ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Adorn Cosmetics cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Adorn’s policies.
Adorn Cosmetics is cruelty-free. None of Adorn’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
All of Adorn’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Adorn keeps its manufacturing and ingredient sourcing local to minimize its carbon footprint. Adorn uses organic ingredients when possible and some products are certified palm oil-free. The brand also offers refillable options, a recycling program, and their packaging are biodegradable, reusable, or recyclable.
Adorn Cosmetics claims their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor. See their ethical mica mining policy here.
Some of Adorn’s products come in plastic packaging but they offer several refillable options that use 90% less plastic.

About Adorn Cosmetics

Adorn Cosmetics is an Australian mineral cosmetics and organic skincare and makeup brand.
PRODUCTS: Makeup, Makeup Brushes, Skincare
CERTIFICATIONS: Choose Cruelty Free, PETA-Certified

Adorn Cosmetics

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You can find Adorn Cosmetics cruelty-free products at Petit Vour and Indi & Ary.

Adorn is Cruelty-Free

Adorn Cosmetics 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 Adorn Cosmetics to be Cruelty-Free.

“Animals should never have to suffer for our beauty. We never test our products on animals or engage any third party to test on our behalf.”

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.

Adorn Cosmetics is 100% Vegan

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

“Our products do not contain any animal ingredients or animal by-products.

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it usually means no 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.

Ethical Mica Mining Policy

Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add a shimmery effect. But the mining of natural mica has been linked to child labor and human rights violations.

Unless the company discloses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

Thankfully, Adorn Cosmetics states on their website,

“Adorn Cosmetics only sources from the most reputable suppliers who are committed to the sustainable sourcing of Mica. We choose to partner with them as we trust they are doing their absolute best to ethically mine Mica and prevent child labour in the current climate.

Adorn Cosmetics has also offered to support The Mica Initiative which is combining the power of multiple organisations to establish a responsible mica supply chain and eliminiating unfair working conditions and child labour by 2022. You can trust that Adorn will stay at the forefront of ethical and environmental initiatives, and continue to do better to help make the world a more beautiful place.

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