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St. Tropica is Cruelty-Free
St. Tropica 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 St. Tropica to be Cruelty-Free.
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
St. Tropica has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
“As well, our products are not sold in China and we do not ship to China. This is because the laws in China require mandatory animal testing for cosmetic products which we cannot accept.”
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, and by any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
St. Tropica is 100% Vegan
St. Tropica 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 St. Tropica when I asked if all of their products are vegan:
“Our products are Vegan and do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products”
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 St. Tropica’s products made?
St. Tropica states on its website,
“ST. TROPICA natural hair products are proudly made in the USA using rare and exotic ingredients sourced from around the world.”
I hope this article helped you to understand St. Tropica’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!