Last Updated: January 17, 2022

How Ethical Is Rahua?

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 Rahua's ethics and initiatives.

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Ethical Analysis

Is Rahua cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Rahua’s policies.
Rahua is cruelty-free. None of Rahua’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Rahua products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Rahua uses plant-derived, organic, and Symbiotic® ingredients. Rahua explains Symbiotic® ingredients means it “must be rainforest grown (wild) in undisturbed virgin forest, harvested, and prepared using indigenous knowledge by people indigenous to the virgin forest environment, and it must be purchased at a price that helps to grow and sustain these traditions, build economies, and empower the indigenous people.”

In addition, Rahua is Climate Neutral and has offset the carbon footprint for every single one of their clients, retail partners, and more.

Rahua’s packaging is made of recyclable plastic or glass and they offer refill pouches to reduce plastic consumption.
Rahua has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
Rahua products come in recyclable plastic or glass packaging. Rahua also has refill pouches which they claim reduces plastic consumption by 90%.

About Rahua

Rahua products offer a luxurious experience with their plant-powered hair care, body care, and wellness products.
PRODUCTS: Hair Care, Bath & Body Care


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You can find Rahua cruelty-free products at Sephora, The Detox Market, Net-a-Porter, and Amazon.

Rahua is Cruelty-Free

Rahua 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 Rahua to be Cruelty-Free.

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

Is Rahua Cruelty-Free?

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Rahua has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

“No. we do not sell in China and we do not plan on selling within China in the future. Some of our retail partners in Asia fill cross-border e-commerce orders to customers in China. Animal testing is not required for those orders.”

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.

Rahua is 100% Vegan

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

The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Rahua’s website about its vegan claims:

Is Rahua 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 Rahua’s products made?

Rahua states on its website,

“All Rahua® products are formulated and made 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 Rahua if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor, but they never responded to any of my emails or messages.

I hope this article helped you to understand Rahua’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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