Peace Out Skincare

Last Updated: January 12, 2022

How Ethical Is Peace Out Skincare?

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 Peace Out Skincare's ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Peace Out Skincare cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Peace Out’s policies.
Peace Out is cruelty-free. None of Peace Out’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Peace Out products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Peace Out claims they aren’t completely sustainable just yet but some of their sustainability initiatives and goals they’re working on is to have a neutral carbon footprint by 2023, to work with suppliers to ensure their processes align with Peace Out’s green values, to plant 500 trees per month with One Tree Planted to restore nature and biodiversity, as well as, to make their products recyclable and made of PCR materials.
Peace Out claims their mica is “ethically-sourced”. However, it’s not clear where their mica is mined or sourced from and how they trace or audit to ensure no child labor was involved.
Peace Out products come in plastic packaging but their Puffy Eye patches are biodegradable and their product boxes are 100% recyclable. Peace Out claims they’re working towards making all their products recyclable and made from post-consumer recycled materials.

About Peace Out Skincare

Say “Hello” to Peace Out Skincare’s easy, one-step skincare solutions combining active ingredients with innovative technology.
PRODUCTS MADE IN: USA, South Korea, Taiwan
PRODUCTS: Skincare

Peace Out Skincare

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You can find Peace Out Skincare cruelty-free products at Sephora and Boots.

Peace Out Skincare is Cruelty-Free

Peace Out Skincare 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 Peace Out Skincare to be Cruelty-Free.

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

Is Peace Out Cruelty-Free?

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Peace Out Skincare 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.

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.

Peace Out Skincare is 100% Vegan

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

The following is a snippet of the email response I received from Peace Out when I asked if all of their products are vegan:

“Yes, all Peace Out Skincare products are PETA-certified cruelty free. We don’t use any animal byproducts and are 100% 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.

Where are Peace Out Skincare’s products made?

I asked Peace Out Skincare where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“Our products are manufactured in the US, South Korea, and Taiwan.”

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

“We recently received this question from another customer. It has been confirmed from our manufacturer that the mica used is ethically sourced.”

Peace Out claims the mica they use are “ethically sourced” but they did not specifically address where their mica is sourced from and how they audit or trace to ensure no child labor was involved in mining their mica.

I hope this article helped you to understand Peace Out Skincare’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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