R+Co Bleu

Last Updated: January 31, 2022

How Ethical Is R+Co Bleu?

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Ethical Analysis

Is R+Co Bleu cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on R+Co Bleu’s policies.
R+Co Bleu is cruelty-free. None of R+Co Bleu’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of R+Co Bleu products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
R+Co Bleu packaging is 100% recyclable and made from either PCR content, bioresin sugarcane, or aluminum. And for every purchase of R+Co Bleu, a portion is donated to One Tree Planted to aid global reforestation efforts.
It’s not clear where R+Co’s mica is mined or sourced from and how they trace or audit to ensure no child labor was involved. See their ethical mica mining policy here.
R+Co Bleu’s packaging is made from recyclable and recycled materials. Their bottles and jars are made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, which uses 88% less energy to produce.

Tubes are made from bioresin sugarcane plastic, which can biodegrade in 180 days in oil and 60 days in compost.

Canisters are made from 100% recyclable aluminum.

Cartons and secondary packaging are made from FSC-certified, 100% post-consumer recycled paper and printed used soy-based inks.

About R+Co Bleu

Introducing R+Co Bleu, the couture-caliber capsule collection from R+Co.

R+Co Bleu

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R+Co Bleu is Cruelty-Free

R+Co Bleu 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 R+Co Bleu to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

R+Co Bleu 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.

R+Co Bleu is 100% Vegan

R+Co Bleu has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients 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 R+Co Bleu’s products made?

I asked R+Co Bleu where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“Our haircare line is manufactured in the USA 😊”

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 R+Co if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“Thank you for taking the time to reach out to R+Co! Some of our products such as our dry shampoo contain mica.”

R+Co confirmed some of their products contain mica but 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 R+Co Bleu’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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