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artnaturals is Cruelty-Free
Art Naturals 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 artnaturals 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.
artnaturals 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 artnaturals, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of artnaturals products are vegan?
artnaturals claims all of their products are ‘vegan’ but note that their lip balms contain beeswax. So, always check the ingredient list before buying.
What’s stated on artnaturals website:
“Are artnaturals hair care products vegan?
All of artnaturals products are vegan, cruelty-free, and never tested on our furry friends.”
But what artnaturals told me:
“All of our products are vegan with the exception of the lip balm as they contain beeswax.”
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.
Where are artnaturals’ products made?
I asked artnaturals where their products are manufactured and they told me:
“Our products are manufactured in the USA.”
I hope this article helped you to understand artnaturals’ cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!