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Nudi Goods is Cruelty-Free
Nudi Goods 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 Nudi Goods to be Cruelty-Free.
“Are your products tested on animals?
Absolutely not! Products are only tested on willing humans. No animals have ever been, or will ever be tested!”
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Nudi Goods 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.
Nudi Goods 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 Nudi Goods, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Nudi Goods products are vegan?
The only non-vegan ingredient Nudi Goods uses is beeswax. Avoid any items that list beeswax in the ingredients if you’re looking to shop for exclusively vegan 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.
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.
Thankfully, Nudi Goods states on its website,
“Do you use responsible Mica sources?
Yes! Nudi Goods only uses mineral or natural pigments for tinted/shimmer products. Our minerals and pigments are purchased from two suppliers: one is a local supplier providing a child-labor free guarantee, and the other is a pigment producer that creates lab-grown minerals in the US. While we do have a child-labor guarantee from our original supplier, we have increasingly been moving towards exclusively sourcing from our US-made supplier: it’s more environmentally friendly, there is a smaller carbon footprint in sourcing due to a shortened, traceable supply chain, it eliminates any concern for ethical deception, and it performs better in-product.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Nudi Goods’ cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!