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Nakin is Cruelty-Free
Nakin 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 Nakin to be Cruelty-Free.
“Nakin are proud to be a cruelty free skincare brand and we took the step of seeking endorsement on this from the Leaping Bunny Scheme, to give customers complete piece of mind in this. The Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free Skincare scheme is also known as Cruelty Free International, and The Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals. All of our products carry the Leaping Bunny logo.”
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Nakin has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
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.
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.
Nakin 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 Nakin, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Nakin products are vegan?
All of Nakin’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website. In addition, Nakin’s FAQ page states the following items are vegan:
“IS NAKIN SKINCARE A VEGAN BRAND?
Some of the products in the Nakin natural anti-ageing range are vegan. This includes our Advanced Cleansing Milk, Purifying Face Toner, Matt Formula Face Cream, Active Dew Face Cream and Revitalising Face Oil.
Our Eye Cream Complex, Lip Treatment Balm and Performance Face Serum are not vegan, but they are vegetarian.”
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 Nakin’s products made?
Nakin states on its website,
“WHERE ARE NAKIN PRODUCTS MADE?
We are proud to be a British Company and all of our products are made in England. Our full skincare range is produced in an ethical factory that focuses on the production of ecological products, they also hold many outstanding accreditations”
I hope this article helped you to understand Nakin’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!