Saint Jane

Last Updated: January 17, 2022

How Ethical Is Saint Jane?

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 Saint Jane's ethics and initiatives.

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Ethical Analysis

Is Saint Jane cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Saint Jane’s policies.
Saint Jane is cruelty-free. None of Saint Jane’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Saint Jane products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Saint Jane is committed to using sustainably-sourced botanicals and full-spectrum hemp from family-owned, multi-generational farms.
Saint Jane claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
Some Saint Jane packaging contains some plastic components. And I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About Saint Jane

Saint Jane is an award-winning skincare line made with potent, active botanicals to transform skin, calm irritation, and detox pores.
PRODUCTS: Bath & Body Care, Skincare, Makeup

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You can find Saint Jane cruelty-free products at Sephora, Credo Beauty, and Beautylish.

Saint Jane is Cruelty-Free

Saint Jane 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 Saint Jane to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a snippet of the email response I received from Saint Jane Beauty when verifying their animal testing policy,

“We share your dedication to animal rights. We are 100% cruelty free, vegan and we NEVER test on animals at any point in our supply chain. We do not sell in China or anywhere internationally yet, just the US.”

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Saint Jane 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.

Saint Jane is 100% Vegan

Saint Jane 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.

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 Saint Jane if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“Yes, we audit our Mica vendor annually. This was an important part of developing our gloss range in 2018 and we remain deeply committed to it today.

We also partnered with Credo before we launched to ensure the Mica was safely cultivated. Our supplier even has a daycare facility on site so working moms have child care (most Mica workers are women!!)

It’s devastating to think that so much of the Mica (and other raw materials) in the world is sourced so irresponsibly…we never want to be part of that problem.”

I hope this article helped you to understand Saint Jane’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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