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Dirty Hippie Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free
Dirty Hippie 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 Dirty Hippie Cosmetics to be Cruelty-Free.
“Are your formulations Cruelty Free?
Yes they are! We don’t believe or partake in any form of animal testing and neither do any of the suppliers of our luxe ingredients.”
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Dirty Hippie Cosmetics 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.
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.
Dirty Hippie Cosmetics is 100% Vegan
Dirty Hippie Cosmetics has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
“Are your products 100% Vegan?
Yes they are! We don’t believe there is any need for animal products to be used to create effective and affordable beauty formulations.”
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.
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 the company discloses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.
So I asked Dirty Hippie Cosmetics if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“Our micas are sourced from a mixture of fair trade and open market. The labs we decided to pair with both have anti child labour agreements and programs in place. The agreements are in place to ensure and stop the ongoing issues within the areas of the world that these ingredients are mined. They are generally areas where laws and business processes are lax and the companies we have engaged in invest time to enforce some serious change. The companies we work with are definitely trying their best in a world where other companies are happy to turn a blind and seriously uncaring eye. (Danni the owner of the brand is working long term on saving enough capital to visit each of our manufacturers in person and actually meet the people behind our colourful, exotic and sustainably grown ingredients. Tracing every single ingredient all the way back to the source was a huuuge part of setting DHC up, it actually took longer to get our supplier chains set up than it did to formulate the range! But it has been so worth it though)”
I hope this article helped you to understand Dirty Hippie Cosmetics’ cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!