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Aubrey is Cruelty-Free
Aubrey 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 Aubrey to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a snippet of the email response I received from Aubrey Organics when verifying their animal testing policy:
“Thank you for your question concerning the Aubrey Organics products. None of the Aubrey Organics products are tested on animals and would all 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.
Aubrey 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 Aubrey, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Aubrey products are vegan?
All of Aubrey’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website.
“Do you have Vegan products?
Yes, the majority of our products are vegan. Look for “Vegan” on the front label of our 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.
Where are Aubrey’s products made?
I asked Aubrey Organics where their products are manufactured and they told me:
“Thank you for your question concerning the Aubrey Organics products. These products are produced out of Ogden, Utah by a company called Nutraceutical. Please visit our website at: www.nutraceutcal.com.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Aubrey’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!