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INC.redible is Cruelty-Free
INC.redible 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 INC.redible to be Cruelty-Free.
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.
INC.redible 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 INC.redible, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
The company claims they’re working towards becoming 100% vegan, but currently, some of their products are not vegan.
“Both brands are cruelty free and nearing 100% vegan, making big steps to ensure every product is as planet-friendly as it possibly can be.”
How to know which of INC.redible products are vegan?
They don’t mark which of their products are vegan on each product page so it’s best to reference this page on their website of all their vegan products for the most up-to-date and accurate information of their vegan options. At the time of writing this article, they have an impressive 271 vegan products on this page!
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 INC.redible’s products made?
I asked INC.redible where their products are manufactured and they told me:
“This is a mix of Korea, Taiwan and China.”
*Note: Cosmetics made in China are not required to be tested on animals. Only cosmetics that are imported and sold in physical stores in mainland China are required to be tested on animals according to China’s animal testing laws.
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 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 INC.redible if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“Yes, we can confirm that all Mica used in our products is cruelty free, ethically sourced and without child labour. We do routine GMP (Good manufacturing Practices) audits on our Suppliers. All of our manufacturers are ISO 22716 certified. We also routinely have social audits done on our manufacturing suppliers including SMETA and BSCI.“