Spectrum Collections

Last Updated: January 26, 2022

Is Spectrum Collections Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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 Spectrum Collections' ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Spectrum Collections cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Spectrum Collections’ policies.
Spectrum Collections is cruelty-free. None of Spectrum Collections’ ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Spectrum Collections products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Spectrum Collections claims their mission for “attainable sustainable” is ever evolving but they currently opt for packaging that is biodegradable, recyclable, or reusable. And they also claim to be “striving continually to improve product and packaging to be kinder to our planet.”
Spectrum Collections has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
Spectrum Collections claims they’re “plastic free where possible” explaining they need to add a plastic slip for their brushes for hygiene and quality purposes. But the majority of their products come in plastic packaging which they’re working to make more sustainable and recyclable. They also use biodegradable bags to pack their orders and recyclable mailing boxes.

About Spectrum Collections

Spectrum Collections designs high-quality, affordable luxury, makeup, brushes, and tools for all beauty lovers.
PRODUCTS: Makeup, Makeup Brushes

Spectrum Collections

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You can find Spectrum Collections cruelty-free products at spectrumcollections.com

Spectrum Collections is Cruelty-Free

Spectrum Collections 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 Spectrum Collections to be Cruelty-Free.

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

Is Spectrum Collections Cruelty-Free?

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Spectrum Collections 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.

Spectrum Collections is 100% Vegan

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

The following is a snippet of the email response I received from Spectrum Collections when I asked if all of their products are vegan:

“Yes I can confirm all of our products are completely vegan and cruelty free.”

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 Spectrum’s products made?

Their makeup products state “Made in Italy” but there’s no info on where their brushes are made. I emailed and asked Spectrum Collections but never received a response back.

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 Spectrum Collections 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 Spectrum Collections’ 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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  1. Hello. If UK and other Global brands trade within China then they can not claim they are animal cruelty free. China test all beauty products amongst many, on animals before they enter the market.

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