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Last Updated: May 21, 2021

Is BKIND Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here's a summary of BKIND's ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is BKIND cruelty-free, 100% vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on BKIND’s policies.
BKIND is cruelty-free. None of BKIND’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of BKIND’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
BKIND is committed to using sustainable, recycled, and recyclable packaging. They also launched their Carbon Neutral shipping option for customers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint while shopping online.
BKIND has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
Some of BKIND products are package-free that come packaged in paper or cardboard. And other BKIND products come in recyclable plastic packaging, some of which are made from Ocean Bound Plastic (OCP).

Online orders are shipped in cardboard boxes filled with 100% biodegradable peanuts made of cornstarch.

About BKIND

BKIND is a Montreal-based company that offers natural non-toxic, vegan, plant-based skincare.
COMPANY BASED IN: Canada
PRODUCTS MADE IN: Canada
PRODUCTS: Nails, Skincare, Bath & Body Care
CERTIFICATIONS: Leaping Bunny

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BKIND is Cruelty-Free

BKIND 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 BKIND 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.

BKIND is 100% Vegan

BKIND has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

“Our products are 100% vegan”

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.

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.

So I asked BKIND if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor, but they never responded to any of my emails or messages.

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