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Is Daylogic Cruelty-Free?
☠️ Daylogic is NOT cruelty-free in 2023. Daylogic allows its products to be tested on animals when required by law.
Daylogic’s Animal Testing Policy
When asking, does Daylogic test on animals? We must look beyond to ensure none of Daylogic’s ingredients or suppliers test on animals. And they don’t sell in any country or under conditions that may require animal testing by law.
To assess whether brands are cruelty-free, I always start with the company’s official animal testing policy on their website.
However, I couldn’t find Daylogic’s animal testing statement anywhere on its website.
So I reached out to Rite Aid to ask for more information about Daylogic’s animal testing policy. More specifically, I wanted to know if they commission or allow others to test, not just their finished products but their ingredients on animals, including when selling in countries that require animal testing (like mainland China).
And they responded by saying,
“Daylogic Rite Aid Brand skin care products are not tested on animals, however, a limited number of Rite Aid Brand Pharmaceutical products through our manufacturers are subjected to arduous testing which may include testing on animals.
In order to meet FDA requirements for 510(k) registration, select products are subjected to animal testing only to the extent necessary to assure their safety and effectiveness, and to meet domestic and international regulatory requirements.
We make every effort to assure that manufacturers research does not duplicate work already documented in the field; that alternatives are considered to either replace an animal test entirely or to minimize the number of animals needed; that all appropriate steps are taken to eliminate any potential pain and distress to the animals involved; and that veterinary supervision is available to assure humane treatment.
Please be assured that Rite Aid will remain committed to the humane, responsible and respectful treatment of any animals involved in our work.”
Based on the response I received from Rite Aid, the company claims its Daylogic branded skincare products are not tested on animals, however, some of its branded pharmaceutical products are tested on animals.
Rite Aid (and thereby Daylogic) claims select products are subject to animal testing to meet regulatory requirements. In other words, Rite Aid and Daylogic allows its products to be tested on animals when required by law.
Truly cruelty-free brands will never allow their products or ingredients to be tested on animals. Cruelty-free companies have a policy where if the law requires them to test on animals then they will refuse to sell their products under those conditions.
For example, some imported cosmetics sold in stores in mainland China are required by Chinese laws to be tested on animals upon registration. Therefore, truly cruelty-free brands have chosen not to sell in China in order to remain committed to their no animal testing policy.
Daylogic is owned by Rite Aid and Rite Aid states they allow their products and ingredients to be tested on animals when the law requires it. For those reasons, Daylogic Rite Aid is NOT cruelty-free.
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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, or by any third parties, including when required by law.
See below for our complete cruelty-free checklist. Since Rite Aid allows its products to be tested on animals when required by law, we cannot classify their Daylogic brand as being cruelty-free.
Is Daylogic Certified Cruelty-Free?
Daylogic is not certified cruelty-free by any third-party cruelty-free certifications like Leaping Bunny or PETA.
Since Daylogic is not certified cruelty-free by a third party, no one is substantiating or auditing Daylogic’s cruelty-free commitments and claims.
Is Daylogic Owned By A Non-Cruelty-Free Parent Company?
Yes. Daylogic is owned by Rite Aid, a parent corporation that still engages in animal testing in 2023.
Some cruelty-free consumers may choose to purchase and support cruelty-free brands owned by animal-tested parent corporations as they hope it will convince the parent company to become cruelty-free.
But in this case, Daylogic is NOT cruelty-free, and neither is its parent corporation, Rite Aid.
Does Daylogic Test on Animals?
To wrap up, Daylogic allows its products to be tested on animals when required by law. Therefore, we would NOT consider Daylogic to be a cruelty-free brand.
Currently, Daylogic is on our List of Brands to Avoid – Animal Tested.
Is Daylogic Vegan?
❌ Daylogic is NOT vegan. Daylogic claims to offer some “vegan” options that are free of animal-derived ingredients, but Daylogic engages in animal testing in some capacity, so we wouldn’t consider any Daylogic products vegan at this time.
In order for products to be considered vegan by ethical elephant’s standards, the products and their ingredients must not be tested on animals anywhere in the world. Also, they must not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.