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Doubledown Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free
Doubledown Cosmetics 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 Doubledown Cosmetics to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a snippet of the email response I received from Doubledown Cosmetics when verifying their animal testing policy:
“Our products are NOT tested on animals ever.
No raw ingredients are tested on animals.
No 3rd party tests on animals.
Our raw ingredient suppliers do not test on animals by lab analysis verification.
We do not sell any products or plan to sell any past or future products in China.”
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Doubledown 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, or any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Doubledown Cosmetics is Not 100% Vegan
‘Vegan’ in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand that is 100% Vegan or a specific product is vegan.
In the case of Doubledown Cosmetics, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Doubledown Cosmetics’ products are vegan?
I asked Doubledown Cosmetics which of their products are vegan and they told me,
“All of our products are vegan, except our Lip Balms & Lipgloss in The Punk & The Future, The Runaway, The Rebel & The Renegade, which do contain beeswax.”
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 Doubledown Cosmetics’ products made?
When I asked Doubledown Cosmetics where their products are manufactured, they told me:
“All of our products are made & manufactured in the USA.”
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 Doubledown Cosmetics if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“Doubledown Cosmetics prides itself on using non-gmo & organic ingredients in our products, sourced in the United States. Our mica is synthetically made here in the United States. Sourcing natural mica, we ensure every effort to make sure that our supply chain is ethical and moral.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Doubledown Cosmetics’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!