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StackedSkincare is Cruelty-Free
Stacked 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 StackedSkincare to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a snippet of the email response I received from StackedSkincare when verifying their animal testing policy:
“All of our products are vegan and cruelty free. We do not test or have any of our third parties test on animals. We are all animal lovers here at StackedSkincare!”
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
StackedSkincare 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.
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.
StackedSkincare is 100% Vegan
StackedSkincare has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
“All our products are 100% vegan and clean. We do not do any animal testing or use any animal ingredients.”
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 StackedSkincare’s products made?
When I asked StackedSkincare where their products are made, they told me,
“All of our tools are designed in California then sent to our manufacturer overseas where they have perfected the process of creating these tools. They are then sent back to us here in California where they are distributed with all our products which are all formulated, created, and packaged in California.”
*Note: Cosmetics made in China are not required to be tested on animals. Only cosmetics that are imported and sold in physical stores in mainland China are required to be tested on animals according to China’s animal testing laws.
I hope this article helped you to understand StackedSkincare’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!