Last Updated: January 27, 2022

How Ethical Is BYBI?

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 BYBI's ethics and initiatives.

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Ethical Analysis

Is BYBI cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on BYBI’s policies.
BYBI is cruelty-free. None of BYBI’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of BYBI products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
BYBI formulates everything in-house, their lab is powered entirely by green energy and their manufacturing machinery is manual, meaning it doesn’t require any energy at all. For larger runs, BYBI claims they work with trusted manufacturing partners chosen based on their energy efficiency practices, waste management policies, and transportation using electric vehicles.

In addition, BYBI’s ingredients are chosen based on their impact on the environment. They consider factors like how carbon sensitive a supplier’s harvesting model is, mode of transportation to point of production, and upcycled ingredients.

Also, BYBI’s packaging is made of bioplastic derived from sugarcane and they offer a recycling program where UK customers can send back empties to be sterilized and reused again.
BYBI claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor. See their ethical mica mining policy here.
BYBI’s packaging consists of bioplastic made from sugarcane and if that’s not possible, BYBI opts for glass containers and claims they’re switching to recycled glass where the carbon footprint is significantly reduced compared to virgin glass. BYBI also offers a recycling program for their UK customers to send back empty BYBI bottles and containers to be sterilized and reused again.

BYBI orders are shipped in a grasspaper box made from the pulp of grass rather than conventional wood and it uses up to 80% less energy to produce than pulp paper.

About BYBI

BYBI is a skincare brand that formulates clean and efficacious products, designed to optimize your skin’s health.
PRODUCTS: Skincare
CERTIFICATIONS: Cruelty Free International


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You can find BYBI cruelty-free products at Target, Credo Beauty, and Boots.

BYBI is Cruelty-Free

BYBI 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 BYBI to be Cruelty-Free.

“We are proud to say we do not test any of our products on Animals.

BYBI believes that beauty should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.”

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.

BYBI is 100% Vegan

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

Are all of your products vegan?
They are indeed! All of our skincare products are 100% vegan.”

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it usually means no 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.

Where are BYBI’s products made?

BYBI states on its website,

“All BYBI products are made in the UK. It’s typical in beauty to work with third-party manufacturers who actually produce your products.”

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 whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

Thankfully, BYBI states on their website,

“Because of this, when formulating Babe Balm Bronze, we ensured that the mica we use is sourced and produced ethically and sustainably. We work closely with a supplier in the US who is committed to ethical & fair working conditions, high safety standards, employee education and environmental responsibility, as well as full traceability.”

I hope this article helped you to understand BYBI’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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