Barefoot Scientist

Last Updated: May 19, 2021

Is Barefoot Scientist Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Barefoot Scientist cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Barefoot Scientist’s policies.
Barefoot Scientist is cruelty-free. None of Barefoot Scientist’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Not all of Barefoot Scientist’s products are vegan but they have some vegan options.
Barefoot Scientist does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
Barefoot Scientist products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About Barefoot Scientist

Barefoot Scientist develops the best products in the world to help nourish your skin, ease your pain, revive your nails & save your soles.
COMPANY BASED IN: USA
PRODUCTS MADE IN: USA
PRODUCTS: Bath & Body Care
CERTIFICATIONS: Leaping Bunny

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Barefoot Scientist is Cruelty-Free

Barefoot Scientist 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 Barefoot Scientist to be Cruelty-Free.

Cruelty-Free Policies

Note that there is no 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.

Barefoot Scientist 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 Barefoot Scientist, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

How to know which of Barefoot Scientist products are vegan?

Barefoot Scientist marks all of its vegan products on its website. Also, Barefoot Scientist claims all but one of their products are vegan.

“All of our products are cruelty free, Leaping Bunny certified and all of our products are vegan, except Twinkle Toes™ deodorizing purification spray. We’re animal lovers here at Barefoot Scientist and wanted our entire line to be vegan-friendly. When we were developing Twinkle Toes™, we ultimately decided to include manuka and manuka oil in the formulation because it is an extremely effective, natural anti-microbial ingredient, and a byproduct of the work the bees are doing naturally.”

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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