Haus Labs

Last Updated: May 20, 2021

Is Haus Labs Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Haus Labs cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Haus Labs’ policies.
Haus Labs is cruelty-free. None of Haus Labs’ ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
All of Haus Labs products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Haus Labs does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
It’s not clear where Haus Labs’ mica is mined or sourced from and how they trace or audit to ensure no child labor was involved.
Haus Labs products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About Haus Labs

Haus Labs is a makeup line created by Lady Gaga, it’s the first major beauty line to launch exclusively on Amazon.
COMPANY BASED IN: USA
PRODUCTS MADE IN: Germany, Czech Republic, Japan, England, Canada, Italy, Japan, USA, France
PRODUCTS: Makeup
CERTIFICATIONS: N/A

Haus Labs

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You can find Haus Labs cruelty-free products on Amazon.

Haus Labs is Cruelty-Free

Haus Labs 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 Haus Labs to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a screenshot of Haus Labs’ official animal testing statement:

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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 2021.

But Haus Labs has confirmed they only sell their products online and not in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

“We will be shipping our products to several other countries besides the US, both through hauslabs.com and Amazon Global. While China is one of those countries, because HAUS LABORATORIES is producing and selling cosmetics to Chinese residents via foreign e-commerce websites (Amazon and Haus Labs), there is no requirement of animal testing.”​

Cosmetics that are only sold online and then shipped directly to customers in China are not required to be tested on animals. It’s only an issue when cosmetics are being imported and then sold in-stores in mainland China where local laws will require them to be tested on animals.

So, as long as Haus Labs does not sell their products in-stores in mainland China and only stick with selling them online, then they are not required to test on animals per China’s animal testing laws.

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.

Haus Labs is 100% Vegan

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

The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Haus Labs’ official website about its vegan products:

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it’s usually used in the context to describe something that doesn’t contain any 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 Haus Labs products made?

“Our products are made in the following countries:

GLAM ATTACK LIQUID SHIMMER POWDER – Germany
RIP LIP LINER – Czech Republic
LE RIOT LIP GLOSS – USA
EYE-LIE-NER (Punk / Whiskey) – Germany
MICRO-TIP LIQUID EYE-LIE-NER – Japan
ARMOR MASQUE No. 1 – England
ARMOR WINGTIPS No. 1 – England
GLAM ATTACK METALLIC CREME – Canada
SPARKLE LIPSTICK – Italy
RISQUE BROW & LASH TOPPER – Drama – Japan
GLAM ROOM PALETTE NO. 1 PALETTE – USA
LE MONSTER MATTE LIP CRAYON – Germany
STUPID LOVE PALETTE – USA
EYE-DENTIFY GEL EYE LINERS – Italy (EYE-DENTIFY KOHL LINER made in Germany)
HEAD RUSH / HEAT SPELL Duos – France”

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 a company publicly addresses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

So I asked Haus Labs if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“Regarding your mica concerns, all of our manufacturing partners regularly audit their vendors for sourcing and to ensure they comply with safe work spaces and practices. The vendor’s suppliers to our knowledge do not employ child labor or unsafe working conditions and they go through yearly audits.

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