Last Updated: January 28, 2022

How Ethical Is manucurist?

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Ethical Analysis

Is manucurist cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on manucurist’s policies.
manucurist is cruelty-free. None of manucurist’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of manucurist products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
manucurist polish contains up to 85% natural or bio-sourced ingredients. Their product packaging and boxes are made in Europe to keep their CO2 emissions as low as possible. And manucurist states, “when we outsourced our logistics in 2019, we chose a French logistics company that shares our environmental values in terms of waste reduction and efficient product flow management.”
manucurist claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor. See their ethical mica mining policy here.
manucurist claims their products come in recyclable packaging, FSC cardboard and biodegradable packing peanuts.

About manucurist

Manucurist offers a collection of nail polish and gel polish composed with 84% of natural ingredients.
PRODUCTS MADE IN: France, Overseas


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You can find manucurist cruelty-free products at Cult Beauty.

manucurist is Cruelty-Free

manucurist 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 manucurist to be Cruelty-Free.

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

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.

manucurist is 100% Vegan

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

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 manucurist’s products made?

manucurist states on its website,

Where are your products made?
All our products are made in France, with the sole exception of our LED lamps. (Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find a manufacturer in Europe, so we have them shipped from overseas by boat).

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 manucurist if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“I’m glad you care about children at work as much as we do! We do have a certificate that states that all our suppliers of mica-based pearls comply with the following situations:

– no children are working in the process,

– in some specific geographical areas, specific funds are allocated to improve the situation of children by building schools or hospitals,

-we adhere to the Responsible Mica Initiative”

I hope this article helped you to understand manucurist’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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