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Mahina Beauté is Cruelty-Free
Mahina Beauté 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 Mahina Beauté to be Cruelty-Free.
“Are you tested on animals?
We will never test on animals. In fact, we have supported the bill to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals in the state of California – which has passed and will go into effect in 2019. We are both animal rights activists and against the cruel treatment of animals in all capacity, from laboratory testings, factory farming and within the fashion industry.”
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.
Mahina Beauté is 100% Vegan
Mahina Beauté has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
“Are you vegan?
ABSOLUTELY! That was actually how we got into the skincare industry. We saw the unnecessary usage of animal-derived products in skincare and cosmetics. We felt that we could create products that deliver while also maintaining our belief in being a cruelty-free company. We are approved by PETA and Leaping Bunny for being vegan + Cruelty-Free.”
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 Mahina Beauté’s products made?
Mahina Beauté states on its website,
“Are your products made in the U.S?
Yes, they are! They are made with love in our studio lab in Los Angeles, California.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Mahina Beauté’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!