Last Updated: January 12, 2022

How Ethical Is Humanrace?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Humanrace cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Humanrace’s policies.
Humanrace is cruelty-free. None of Humanrace’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Humanrace products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Humanrace claims, “we work in close, direct collaboration with all of our suppliers and manufacturers, which allows us to hone the integrity and sustainability of every aspect of our products.” Additionally, Humanrace’s bottles are designed to be refillable to reduce single-use plastic and packaging waste. They offer refill pods and their bottles are made with over 50% PCR materials.
Humanrace’s products don’t seem to contain mica.
Humanrace’s bottles are made with over 50% post-consumer recycled landfill plastic and designed to be refillable to reduce single-use plastics and packaging waste. Humanerace offers individual refill units to be purchased and used with their refillable bottles. And the refill units are sealed with heat instead of traditional plastic caps.

Additionally, their bottles including the label are made with the same material so they don’t need to be separated in order to be recycled.

And their FSC-certified recyclable cartons are printed with non-toxic vegetable dyes.

About Humanrace

Humanrace Skincare is a collection of all-gender skincare products created with the belief that, now more than ever, nothing is more important to humanity than our unified health and wellbeing.
PRODUCTS: Skincare


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Humanrace is Cruelty-Free

Humanrace 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 Humanrace to be Cruelty-Free.

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

Is Humanrace Cruelty-Free?

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Humanrace 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.

Humanrace is 100% Vegan

Humanrace 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 Humanrace’s website about its vegan claims:

Is Humanrace Vegan?

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 Humanrace’s products made?

I asked Humanrace where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“We manufacture our products in the United States and source ingredients for our formulas from global partners.”

I hope this article helped you to understand Humanrace’s 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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