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Last Updated: November 24, 2022

How Ethical Is Raw Sugar?

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 Raw Sugar's ethics and initiatives.

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Ethical Analysis

Is Raw Sugar cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Raw Sugar’s policies.
Raw Sugar is cruelty-free. None of Raw Sugar’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
Not all of Raw Sugar’s products are vegan, but they have some vegan options.
Raw Sugar is committed to using organic extracts, and plant-derived ingredients and claims to subscribe to a rigorous supplier code of conduct policy.

Raw Sugar also claims the company is committed to becoming a Climate Neutral Certified brand where it will measure offset and reduce all of the carbon it takes to make and deliver its products.

Additionally, Raw Sugar is committed to using less virgin plastic in its product packaging. Currently, the company offers a line of plastic-free deodorants and claims most of its plastic packaging is made from PCR materials.
Raw Sugar’s deodorant packaging is zero-waste, plastic-free, and 100% biodegradable. Raw Sugar’s white bottles are made from 25% PCR plastic and the company is committed to making them 100% PCR by 2030. And their bar soap packaging is made from FSC-Certified paper.

About Raw Sugar

Raw Sugar stands for Clean For All because everyone deserves personal care products that make them feel clean, beautiful, empowered, and loved from the outside in.
PRODUCTS: Bath & Body Care, Hair Care

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You can find Raw Sugar cruelty-free products at Target and on Amazon.

Is Raw Sugar Cruelty-Free?

Raw Sugar is a cruelty-free brand. Raw Sugar 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 Raw Sugar to be Cruelty-Free.

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

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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

“We are also PETA certified and sold within the US only.”

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, or any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

Raw Sugar 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 Raw Sugar, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

How to know which of Raw Sugar products are vegan?

Raw Sugar claims all of its products are vegan except its lip balms which contain beeswax.

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

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 Raw Sugar’s products made?

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

“Our products are manufactured in Southern California!”

I hope this article helped you to understand Raw Sugar’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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