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All Earth Minerals is Cruelty-Free
All Earth Minerals 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 All Earth Minerals to be Cruelty-Free.
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.
All Earth Minerals is 100% Vegan
All Earth Minerals has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
“Are ALL EARTH Mineral Cosmetics Vegan and Cruelty free?
Yes, we always have been and always will be cruelty free and Vegan. We are passionate about raising awareness of a cruelty free lifestyle and encourage customers to check their other beauty and household products to ensure they are cruelty free. We do not use any animal ingredients such as Carmine/lake or animal derived allantoin, instead we use natural colourants from zinc oxides and plant based allantoin. Our specially designed kabuki brushes are synthetic instead of animal hair.”
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.
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 a company publicly addresses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.
Thankfully, on All Earth Minerals’ website, it states:
“Do ALl earth Mineral Cosmetics contain mica?
Yes, we do use high quality mica in our products as this is a rock/mineral that offers beautiful luminous qualities. Our mica (like all ingredients) is free of nano particles and the purest cosmetic grade mica available. It is not coated in any artificial dyes or colourings and is sourced from countries that do not carry out child labour.”