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Davids is Cruelty-Free
Davids 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 Davids to be Cruelty-Free.
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.
Davids is 100% Vegan
Davids has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Some common animal products used in oral care products include beeswax and animal-based glycerin.
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 Davids’ products made?
Davids states on its website,
“not just made in usa… usa origin too (big difference) – While talking to suppliers, we discovered that many of the big toothpaste companies buy ingredients that come from overseas (mostly China, Malaysia & India), and mix them in their US factory and stamp “Made in USA” on their package. At Davids, we take a much different approach…we do our best to use only premium ingredients that are farmed, mined, and processed in the USA….98% of our ingredients are USA Origin, supporting the sustainability of the USA economy and American jobs!”
I hope this article helped you to understand Davids’ cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!