Moon Juice

Last Updated: January 14, 2022

How Ethical Is Moon Juice?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Moon Juice cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Moon Juice’s policies.
Moon Juice is cruelty-free. None of Moon Juice’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Not all of Moon Juice’s products are vegan but they have some vegan options.
Moon Juice states their ingredients are 100% traceable, unadulterated, and sustainably sourced. They even list where each ingredient is sourced in the product descriptions of their website. Moon Juice also uses organic ingredients whenever possible and when traditional organic farms are not available, the ingredient is wildcrafted via responsible suppliers who carefully monitor not only the plant population but the environment as well.

In addition, Moon Juice’s packaging is primarily glass and their outer cartons are FSC-Certified.
Moon Juice’s skincare products come in recyclable glass packaging and their tubes are made from sustainable sugarcane. And their outer cartons are FSC-certified.

On each product page, Moon Juice lists what each component of their packaging is made of and what can be recycled.

About Moon Juice

Moon Juice creates adaptogenic supplements, skincare, and food to elevate consciousness and wellbeing.
PRODUCTS: Skincare

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You can find Moon Juice cruelty-free products at, Sephora, and Amazon.

Moon Juice is Cruelty-Free

Moon Juice 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 Moon Juice to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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

“We do not sell our products in mainland 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, or any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

Moon Juice 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 Moon Juice, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

How to know which of Moon Juice’s products are vegan?

Moon Juice claims all of their products are vegan except their Pearl and Beauty Dust which contain pearl. See below for a screenshot of what’s currently stated on their FAQ page:

Is Moon Juice Vegan?

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.

I hope this article helped you to understand Moon Juice’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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