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Is Biokleen Cruelty-Free?
🐰 Biokleen is a *cruelty-free brand. None of Biokleen’s ingredients or products are tested on animals. Biokleen has met all the criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist and is included in our Cruelty-Free Directory.
Does Biokleen Test on Animals?
When asking, does Biokleen test on animals? We must look beyond to ensure none of Biokleen’s ingredients or suppliers test on animals. And they don’t allow any of their products or ingredients to be tested on animals when required by law.
In our research, we discovered the following:
- ✓ Biokleen confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf.
- ✓ Biokleen confirmed all their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals
- ✓ Biokleen confirmed they do not allow or sell their products under conditions where animal testing is required by law
By meeting all of our Cruelty-Free Criteria, Biokleen is a *cruelty-free brand by our standards.
*Biokleen is owned by Weiman, a corporation that is NOT cruelty-free because they allow some of their other brands to test on animals.
The decision is yours whether you want to support or boycott cruelty-free brands owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer to this. Do what you’re comfortable with. I just thought it was important to disclose that Weiman owns Biokleen.
What is Biokleen’s Animal Testing Policy?
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Biokleen’s website about its animal testing policy:
Is Biokleen Certified Cruelty-Free?
Cruelty-Free Policies 2023
Just because a brand claims it is ‘Cruelty-Free,’ doesn’t always mean that’s the case.
That’s because 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, or any third parties.
How We Assess Cruelty-Free Policies
Since starting my blog in 2015, I’ve been emailing companies asking about their animal testing policies and cruelty-free commitments.
And based on the responses I receive from companies, I’ll research to find any supporting facts needed before concluding whether the brand should be classified as “Cruelty-Free,” “Animal-Tested,” or “Grey Area – Unclear Policies.”
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What about Vegan?
Cruelty-Free only refers to no animal testing, while Vegan means formulated without animal products.
Some brands are Cruelty-Free, but not Vegan.
And some are Vegan, but not Cruelty-Free.
Another important distinction to know is, Vegan in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand is 100% Vegan, or a specific product is Vegan.
Is Biokleen Vegan?
⭐️ Biokleen is a 100% vegan brand. All their products are vegan, and are formulated without any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
When I asked Biokleen if all of their products are vegan, they said, “Yes, that is correct.”
Some common animal products 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 unless a brand explicitly labels its ingredients or product as Vegan, it’s often 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 chose were from non-animal sources.
Where are Biokleen’s products made?
Biokleen states on its website,
“Additionally, all of the company’s products are manufactured in its dedicated facility in Vancouver, Washington using 100% renewable energy offsets.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Biokleen’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing once and for all!
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