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You can find Bloomeffects cruelty-free products at Credo Beauty.
Bloomeffects is Cruelty-Free
Bloomeffects 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 Bloomeffects to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Bloomeffects’ website about its animal testing policy:
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, or any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Bloomeffects 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 Bloomeffects, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Bloomeffects’s products are vegan?
All of Bloomeffects’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website. In addition, on Bloomeffects’ FAQ page, they state only a couple of their products are vegan.
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 the company discloses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.
So I asked Bloomeffects if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by saying:
“Bloomeffects ethically sources mica by upholding equitable working standards and ensuring our supply chain is transparent. We understand that many companies unethically engage in the sourcing of mica from illegal mines. Consequently, we ensure our sourcing of mica involves ethical working practices, a traceable supply chain and environmentally conscious mining.
At Bloomeffects we are committed to clean beauty and this extends to ethical issues too. We follow credo’s definition of clean beauty which encompasses ethical sourcing of ingredients.
They published a very informative post about Mica sourcing and our responsibilities as retailers, beauty brands and consumers. See here: https://credobeauty.com/blogs/clean-scene/credo-and-mica-pushing-for-clean-change.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Bloomeffects’ cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!