Habit Cosmetics

Last Updated: January 31, 2022

How Ethical Is Habit Cosmetics?

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 Habit Cosmetics' ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Habit Cosmetics cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Habit’s policies.
Habit Cosmetics is cruelty-free. None of Habit’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Habit Cosmetics’ products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Habit Cosmetics is committed to using organic ingredients. They’re also committed to using as little plastic in their packaging as possible and if necessary, they opt for recycled plastic instead. Habit Cosmetics’ nail polish caps are also made with bamboo instead of plastic.
Habit Cosmetics claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
Habit Cosmetics is not 100% plastic free but their nail polish caps are made with bamboo instead of plastic. Additionally, the plastic inner cap is made from 100% recycled PP plastic and it’s completely recyclable! And the brushes are made from 80% recycled PE plastic. The glitter in their nail polish are also made from recycled plastic components.

For their makeup products, the packaging are glass jars and aluminum lids.

About Habit Cosmetics

Habit Cosmetics is Clean Beauty for Colorful People. All of their makeup is infused with skincare ingredients to feed your skin and is sustainably packaged and crafted to flatter all skin tones.
PRODUCTS: Nails, Makeup
CERTIFICATIONS: Leaping Bunny, PETA-Certified

Habit Cosmetics

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You can find Habit Cosmetics cruelty-free products on Amazon.

Habit Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free

Habit 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 Habit Cosmetics to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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

“no, none of Habit’s products are sold in mainland China.”

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.

Habit Cosmetics is 100% Vegan

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

“Yes, all of Habit’s product are 100% vegan and do not contain any animal ingredients.”

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 Habit’s products made?

“Made 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 Habit Cosmetics if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“To answer your question, both of our cosmetic manufacturers (currently we work with two) have sent us documentation ensuring they do everything in their power to make sure that their mica is ethically sourced”

I hope this article helped you to understand Habit Cosmetics’ 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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