Boscia is a Japanese-inspired skincare line focused on botanicals but is boscia cruelty-free and vegan in 2020? We’ve got the answers here!
Is Boscia Cruelty-Free?
(UPDATE: NOV 4, 2020!) BOSCIA IS NOW LEAPING BUNNY CERTIFIED CRUELTY-FREE!
Boscia is Cruelty-free! None of boscia’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Boscia Animal Testing Policy
Since boscia is now Leaping Bunny certified, the brand has met all of Leaping Bunny’s cruelty-free standards which includes confirming boscia does not test its ingredients, finished products, or formulations on animals. Boscia does not commission or ask others to test on its behalf and have verified their suppliers and manufacturers also don’t test on animals. And finally, boscia confirms they do not allow their products or ingredients to be tested on animals when required by law.
Below is a screenshot I took of what’s currently (Oct 2020) stated on their website:
Is boscia Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, boscia has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
“we do not sell in China.”
Boscia’s Cruelty-Free Status – 2017
Boscia has been on our list of brands that DO test on animals since 2017 when it was confirmed that boscia was selling its products in China where animal testing is required by law. Boscia’s animal testing statement in 2017 stated:
“boscia does not directly conduct any testing of ingredients or products on animals or advocate animal testing on raw ingredients and/or finished formulas and endeavors to work with partners who share the same values. However, as we continue to expand into international markets, we are unable to control the testing methods used by outside governments.”
Below is a screenshot I had taken from their website in 2017.
Boscia confirmed they are no longer selling its products in China in 2020.
In case you were curious, below is a snippet of my response I received from boscia back in 2017 confirming they used to sell in China,
“Unfortunately, we cannot definitely confirm or deny that any outside government has in the past, or will in the future conduct animal testing as part of their regulatory process.
We understand that unfortunately many brands are in fact, tested on animals. We do not advocate this practice.
Based on the above information and, in the spirit of complete transparency, boscia has recently removed all claims that state no animal testing on packaging, and all marketing materials.
We did launch the brand in China in 2014.
We can assure you that none of our products contain any animal by-products or any ingredients that are derived from animals.
Additionally, we use a clean room facility to formulate our products so there is no cross contamination either.
We hope this clarifies your question regarding animal testing.“
Summary: boscia is Cruelty-Free!
Is boscia Vegan?
Boscia is a 100% vegan brand. All of boscia’s products are vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
“We do not use any animal, insect, or marine life ingredients in our products along with preservatives, ethanol alcohol, bactericides, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, or gluten.“
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