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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.”
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.”
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!