Last Updated: June 29, 2023

How Ethical Is Louminology?

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 Louminology's ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Louminology cruelty-free or vegan? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Louminology’s policies.
Louminology is *cruelty-free. None of Louminology’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world. *But note that Louminology does not offer any vegan items.
Louminology is not a vegan brand nor do they offer any vegan options.


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Is Louminology Cruelty-Free?

🐰 Louminology is a *cruelty-free brand. None of Louminology’s ingredients or products are tested on animals. Louminology has met all the criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist.

*But Louminology does not claim to offer any vegan products at this time. Therefore, Louminology will not be added to our Cruelty-Free Brand Directory.

Does Louminology Test on Animals?

When asking, does Louminology test on animals? We must look beyond to ensure none of Louminology’s ingredients or suppliers test on animals. And they don’t sell in any country or under conditions that may require animal testing by law.

In our research, we discovered the following:

  • ✓ Louminology confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf.
  • ✓ Louminology confirmed all their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals
  • ✓ Louminology confirmed they do not allow or sell their products under conditions where animal testing is required by law

By meeting all of our Cruelty-Free Criteria, Louminology is a *cruelty-free brand by our standards.

What is Louminology’s Animal Testing Policy?

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

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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

With the current changes to China’s animal testing laws, some cosmetics sold in China can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, without meeting those conditions, animal testing is still legally required for most cosmetics sold in China in 2023.

Is Louminology Certified Cruelty-Free?

Louminology is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

Cruelty-Free Policies 2023

Just because a brand claims it is ‘Cruelty-Free,’ doesn’t always mean that’s the case.

That’s because 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, or any third parties.

How We Assess Cruelty-Free Policies

Since 2015, the start of my blog, I’ve been emailing companies asking about their animal testing policies and cruelty-free commitments.

And based on the responses I receive from companies, I’ll research to find any supporting facts needed before concluding whether the brand should be classified as “Cruelty-Free,” “Animal-Tested,” or “Grey Area – Unclear Policies.”

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What about Vegan?

Just because something is called Cruelty-Free, doesn’t always mean it’s Vegan. And vice versa.

Cruelty-Free only refers to no animal testing, while Vegan means formulated without animal products.

Some brands are Cruelty-Free, but not Vegan.

And some are Vegan, but not Cruelty-Free.

Another important distinction to know is, Vegan in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand is 100% Vegan or a specific product is Vegan.

Is Louminology Vegan?

⭐️ Louminology is not a vegan brand, nor do they claim to offer any vegan options.

Below is a snippet of the email response I received from Louminology when I asked if any of their products are vegan:

“While we are cruelty-free, clean beauty, and paraben-free, we are not a vegan brand. Our products may contain some ingredients derived from animal by-products. However, we can assure you that we use only the highest quality and ethically sourced ingredients in our formulations.”

Because Louminology does not manufacture or claim any of its products are vegan, the brand will NOT be part of our Cruelty-Free Brands List. Only brands that are either 100% vegan or have one or more items that are vegan are included in our directory.

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But Vegan is generally used to mean formulated without animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

Some common animal products 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 unless a brand explicitly labels its ingredients or product as Vegan, it’s often 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 chose were from non-animal sources.

I hope this article helped you to understand Louminology’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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