Last Updated: January 12, 2022

Is Demes Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Demes cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Demes’ policies.
Demes is cruelty-free. None of Demes’ ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Demes products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Demes’s products are natural, plant-based, environmentally-friendly, and void of harmful ingredients and wasteful packaging. They also offer refillable and reusable packaging with minimal plastic.
Demes has eliminated plastic bottles for all of their skincare products. They now come in refillable and reusable glass bottles and containers. Note that some of their products do have some plastic components. Additionally, Demes offers a soap scrub bar that is plastic-free and zero-waste.

About Demes

Demes Natural offers 100% plant-based skincare, personal care, home products for everyone.
PRODUCTS: Bath & Body Care, Skincare
CERTIFICATIONS: Leaping Bunny, Cruelty Free International


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Demes is Cruelty-Free

Demes 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 Demes to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Demes’s website:

Is Demes Cruelty-Free?

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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

“Through working with Humane Society International, we have now gone one step further and pledged not to permit our products to be sold in countries such as China whilst they require additional new animal testing.”

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.

Demes is 100% Vegan

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

“All of our products are suitable for vegans.”

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 Demes’ products made?

When I asked Demes where their products are manufactured, they told me:

“Our products are handmade in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.”

I hope this article helped you to understand Demes’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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