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Clean Faced Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free
Clean Faced Cosmetics 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 Clean Faced Cosmetics to be Cruelty-Free.
“I am and always have been 1000000000% committed to providing 100% cruelty-free products! I will NEVER compromise on that.”
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.
Clean Faced Cosmetics is 100% Vegan
Clean Faced Cosmetics has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
“Mostly organic. Completely vegan.
Tested on friends, not animals. 🙂
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.
Thankfully, Clean Faced Cosmetics states on their Etsy shop’s bio:
“Are your micas ethically sourced?
— YES. I purchase the mica used in CFC’s products from a cruelty-free supplier based on the West coast here in the US. The mica itself is mined in Germany and the US. Be assured that I would NEVER, EVER use mica (or anything else) from an unethical source.“