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Is Blue Lizard Cruelty-Free?
❓It is unclear whether Blue Lizard is truly cruelty-free or animal-tested. Therefore, Blue Lizard is listed as Grey Area – Brands with Unclear Policies.
To be a truly cruelty-free brand, companies must meet all of the following:
- Company does not test its products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on its behalf
- Company can ensure none of its ingredient suppliers test on animals
- Company does not allow or sell its products under conditions where animal testing is required by law
Based on our research, Blue Lizard has not met all of the above cruelty-free criteria. For those reasons, we are unable to classify Blue Lizard as a truly cruelty-free brand.
Learn more about our findings and why Blue Lizard’s cruelty-free policy is unclear below.
Blue Lizard’s Animal Testing Policy
When asking, does Blue Lizard test on animals? We must look beyond to ensure none of Blue Lizard’s ingredients or suppliers test on animals. And they don’t sell in any country or under conditions that may require animal testing by law.
To assess whether brands are cruelty-free, I always start with the company’s official animal testing policy on its website.
On Blue Lizard’s website, they claim their final products are not tested on animals and that they’re in the process of verifying all their ingredient suppliers don’t test on animals.
See below for a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Blue Lizard’s website:
I tried reaching out to Blue Lizard multiple times to get an update on how that process is going and whether they sell their products in China or any other country that requires animal testing, however, they have never responded to any of my inquiries.
Unfortunately, Blue Lizard’s statement that their final products are not tested on animals is not enough information for us to classify them or any other brand as being cruelty-free according to our standards.
That’s because animal testing for cosmetics can happen at various stages of product development, including at the ingredient level, and is often done by others and not the cosmetic company itself.
This is why we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand, its suppliers, or any third parties.
Because Blue Lizard failed to respond to clarify details about its animal testing policy and the company hasn’t verified all of its ingredient suppliers don’t test on animals, we are unable to classify Blue Lizard as a truly cruelty-free brand at this time.
Just because a brand claims they are ‘Cruelty-Free,’ doesn’t always mean that’s the case.
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.
Is Blue Lizard Certified Cruelty-Free?
Blue Lizard is not certified cruelty-free by any third-party cruelty-free certifications like Leaping Bunny or PETA.
Since Blue Lizard is not certified cruelty-free by a third party, no one is substantiating or auditing Blue Lizard’s cruelty-free commitments and claims.
Does Blue Lizard Test on Animals?
Unfortunately, Blue Lizard failed to address whether any of its ingredients are tested on animals, how the company verifies all its suppliers don’t test on animals, and if the company allows its products to be tested on animals when required by law.
As a result, we cannot classify Blue Lizard as a truly cruelty-free brand until they are more transparent with their animal testing policy.
Currently, Blue Lizard is on our Grey Area Brands List – Brands with Unclear Policies.
Is Blue Lizard Vegan?
❌ Blue Lizard is NOT vegan. Blue Lizard claims to offer some “vegan” options that are free of animal-derived ingredients, but because Blue Lizard’s cruelty-free status is unclear, we wouldn’t consider anything sold or produced by Blue Lizard to be vegan at this time.
In order for products to be considered vegan by ethical elephant’s standards, the products and their ingredients must not be tested on animals anywhere in the world. Also, they must not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But Vegan is generally used to mean formulated without animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.
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.
Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Blue Lizard
Looking to switch to cruelty-free products? Here are some cruelty-free brands to check out:
- Australian Gold
- Hawaiian Tropic *owned by Edgwell
- Sun Bum *owned by SC Johnson
- Alba Botanica
Or check out our Guide to Cruelty-Free Sunscreens!