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RéVive Skincare is Cruelty-Free
RéVive 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 RéVive Skincare to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on RéVive Skincare’s website about its animal testing policy:
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
RéVive Skincare has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
“Revive does not sell domestically in China.”
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.
RéVive Skincare 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 RéVive Skincare, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
The following is a snippet of the email response I received from RéVive Skincare when I asked if all of their products are vegan:
“Some of our products are vegan. Some of our products contain beeswax in some fomulations. If there are specific products you are interested in I can inquire to confirm if they are vegan or not.”
How to know which of RéVive Skincare products are vegan?
Unfortunately, RéVive Skincare does not label or indicate which of their products are vegan on their website or product packaging. I would suggest contacting the company directly to receive confirmation the items are vegan before buying.
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 RéVive Skincare’s products made?
I asked RéVive Skincare where their products are manufactured and they told me:
“Our products are manufactured in the US.”
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 RéVive Skincare if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“Thank you for contacting us at ReVive Skincare! I just wanted to let you know that I have reached out to our product development team to confirm which products contain Mica and if so how we source. I will get back to you once I hear from our team.”
Unfortunately, I never heard back from the brand again.
I hope this article helped you to understand RéVive 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!