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Percy Nobleman is Cruelty-Free
Percy Nobleman 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 Percy Nobleman to be Cruelty-Free.
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Percy Nobleman 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 any products in mainland China, nor will we ever sell into a market which requires animal testing.”
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.
Percy Nobleman 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 Percy Nobleman, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Percy Nobleman products are vegan?
You can find a list of Percy Nobleman’s vegan products here: https://www.percynobleman.com/collections/vegan
In addition, the following is a snippet of the email response I received from Percy Nobleman when I asked which of their products are vegan:
“Thank you for your question. Not all of our Percy Nobleman products are vegan, as the Beard Balm, Moustache Wax and Gentleman’s Styling Wax contain beeswax, and the Beard Softener contains honey. The rest of the range is entirely vegan.”
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 Percy Nobleman’s products made?
Percy Nobleman states on its website:
“Proudly paraben-free and made in the UK”
I hope this article helped you to understand Percy Nobleman’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!