CANDY x PAINTS

Last Updated: May 18, 2021

Is CANDY x PAINTS Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Ethical Analysis

Is CANDY x PAINTS cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on CANDY x PAINTS’ policies.
CANDY x PAINTS is cruelty-free. None of CANDY x PAINTS’ ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of CANDY x PAINTS products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
CANDY x PAINTS does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
CANDY x PAINTS claims their mica is “ethically-sourced”. However, it’s not clear from their response, where their mica is mined or sourced from and how they trace or audit to ensure no child labor was involved.
CANDY x PAINTS packaging has some plastic components. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About CANDY x PAINTS

CANDY x PAINTS is a nail care brand, offering certified vegan and non-toxic polishes and additional nail care essentials.
COMPANY BASED IN: USA
PRODUCTS MADE IN: USA
PRODUCTS: Nails
CERTIFICATIONS: Leaping Bunny, Cruelty Free International, PETA-Certified

CANDY x PAINTS

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CANDY x PAINTS is Cruelty-Free

CANDY x PAINTS 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 CANDY x PAINTS to be Cruelty-Free.

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.

CANDY x PAINTS is 100% Vegan

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

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS VEGAN?
Yes, all of CANDY x PAINTS products are VEGAN. None of our products are derived from animals.”

Vegan Policies

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 a company publicly addresses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

So I asked CANDY x PAINTS if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“Thank you for reaching out to CANDY x PAINTS. Yes, some of our products include mica, which is ethically sourced. We also require routine audits as well as documentation from our suppliers as we maintain our accreditations with PETA and Leaping Bunny.”

CANDY x PAINTS claims their mica is “ethically sourced,” but that can mean different things to different people. It also wasn’t clear where their mica is sourced from.

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