Last Updated: February 6, 2023

How Ethical Is CRYSTAL?

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Ethical Analysis

Is CRYSTAL Deodorant cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on CRYSTAL’s policies.
CRYSTAL is cruelty-free. None of CRYSTAL’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of CRYSTAL’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
CRYSTAL claims their ingredients are “non-toxic” and their packaging is “eco-friendly”. They explain their packaging labelled with the ECOPAK® symbol is fully recyclable and/or is made with special compounds to speed up the degradation process and will break down, in the landfill, in a fraction of the time it takes for conventional plastic.
CRYSTAL products come in plastic packaging and their containers labeled with the ECOPAK® symbol are fully recyclable. They claim their spray bottles labeled with the ECOPAK® symbol combine recyclable plastic polymers with a special compound that dramatically speeds up the degradation process while reducing its carbon emissions by 5%.


CRYSTAL, the creator of the original mineral salt deodorant, has been leading the natural deodorant industry for 35 years, formulating its deodorants with clean ingredients that are always free of aluminum, parabens, silicones, phthalates, and artificial fragrances and colors.
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You can find CRYSTAL cruelty-free products at Walmart and Amazon.

CRYSTAL is Cruelty-Free

CRYSTAL 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 CRYSTAL to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

CRYSTAL has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2022.

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.

CRYSTAL is 100% Vegan

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

The following is a snippet of the email response I received from CRYSTAL Deodorant when I asked if all of their products are vegan:

“CRYSTAL deodorant is 100% vegan and does not contain any animal ingredients.”

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 CRYSTAL’s products made?

I asked CRYSTAL where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“All CRYSTAL products are manufactured in the USA.”

I hope this article helped you to understand CRYSTAL’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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