Last Updated: January 17, 2022

How Ethical Is PAUME?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here's a summary of PAUME's ethics and initiatives.

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Ethical Analysis

Is PAUME cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on PAUME’s policies.
PAUME is cruelty-free. None of PAUME’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
All of PAUME’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
All of PAUME’s external packaging and dispensers are either multi-use, refillable, recyclable, or biodegradable. Currently, their travel bottle is made from previously recycled plastic. And their refill pouches produce 60% less plastic waste than a bottle.

In addition, PAUME is Certified Plastic Neutral. For every unit sold, PAUME works with rePurpose Global to pull one plastic unit out of landfills, waterways, and marine environment to be recycled or repurposed.
PAUME products come in recycled plastic packaging and are designed to be refillable and reusable.


PAUME provides a collection of premium and environmentally-friendly hand sanitizer.


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PAUME is Cruelty-Free

PAUME 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 PAUME to be Cruelty-Free.

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.

PAUME is 100% Vegan

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

“All of our ingredients are Vegan and are not derived by animal products 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 PAUME’s products made?

I asked PAUME where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“Our hand sanitizer is made in a Canada.”

I hope this article helped you to understand PAUME’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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