Florence by Mills

Last Updated: August 25, 2022

How Ethical Is Florence by Mills?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here's a summary of Florence by Mills' ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Florence by Mills cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Florence by Mills’ policies.
Florence by Mills is cruelty-free. None of Florence by Mills’ ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
All of Florence by Mills’ products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Florence by Mills does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
I am currently awaiting Florence by Mills’ response regarding their ethical mica mining policy.
Florence by Mills products come in plastic packaging which they claim are recyclable. And Florence by Mills states “we are dedicated to employing planet friendly practices and are always looking for ways to improve.” However, it’s not clear what their sustainability targets or goals are.

About Florence by Mills

florence by mills is a clean beauty brand that is made for all skin types. We believe that natural ingredients make for the best skincare and makeup products.
PRODUCTS: Makeup, Skincare

Florence by Mills

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You can find Florence by Mills cruelty-free products at Ulta, Target, and on Amazon.

Florence by Mills is Cruelty-Free

Florence by Mills 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 Florence by Mills to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Florence by Mills’ website about its animal testing policy:

All florence by mills products are PETA Cruelty-free and Vegan Action certified.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Florence by Mills 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.

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.

Florence by Mills is 100% Vegan

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

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 Florence by Mills’ products made?

I asked Florence by Mills where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“Please see the list below for your reference:

Made in the USA
Clean Magic Face Wash
Dreamy Dew Moisturizer
Zero Chill Face Mist
Get That Grime Face Scrub
Mind GLowing Peel Off Mask
Glow Yeah Lip Oil
One Swipe Glow Wipe Treatment Pads
Look Alive Eye Balm
Like a Light Skin Tint
See You Never Concealer
Magic Micellar Cleansing Gel
Cheek Me Later Cream Blush
Get Glossed Lip Gloss
Tint N Tame Brow Gel

Made in Italy
Built to Lash Mascara
Love Liv Eyeshadow Palette

Made in South Korea
Swimming Under the Eye Whale Gel Pads”

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 Florence by Mills if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and I’m waiting to hear back from the brand.

I hope this article helped you to understand Florence by Mills’ 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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