Last Updated: January 13, 2022

How Ethical Is Jacq’s?

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 Jacq’s ethics and initiatives.

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Ethical Analysis

Is Jacq’s cruelty-free, 100% vegan, or really sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Jacq’s policies.
Jacq’s is cruelty-free. None of Jacq’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Jacq’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Jacq’s is committed to using tropical ingredients that are sourced locally in South Florida, as well as organic ingredients whenever possible. Jacq’s also claims “We believe in utilizing our resources in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner. We are conscientious about the practices in palm oil production and also strive to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Jacq’s has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
Jacq’s packaging includes recyclable glass, plastic, paper, and refillable containers. And they claim to use biodegradable and recycled shipping materials.

About Jacq’s

Jacq’s offers vegan, sustainable, and organic skincare for women of color by women of color.
PRODUCTS: Skincare


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You can find Jacq’s cruelty-free products at shopjacqs.com

Jacq’s is Cruelty-Free

Jacq’s 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 Jacq’s to be Cruelty-Free.

Is JACQ’s tested on animals?
Ummm..heck no! We are certified cruelty-free, PETA approved and proud of it. We don’t believe in testing on animals.”

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Jacq’s 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 Jacq’s products are sold in China and we do not plan to sell in 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.

Jacq’s is 100% Vegan

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

Is JACQ’s products 100% vegan?
Yes, we take our certification with PETA very seriously and love our animals, which is why we’ve made a strong commitment to be cruelty-free.”

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 Jacq’s products made?

Jacq’s states on its website,

Where are JACQ’s products made?
Jacq’s was created out of our home in our kitchen. We’ve expanded and grown since we started formulating and hand-crafting our products to our studio in Dania Beach, FL. All of our products are handmade with organic and natural ingredients in small batches to ensure quality.”

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 Jacq’s if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor, but they never responded to any of my emails or messages.

I hope this article helped you to understand Jacq’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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