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Static Nails is Cruelty-Free
Static Nails 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 Static Nails to be Cruelty-Free.
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Static Nails has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
“Static Nails products are not and will not be sold 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, and by any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Static Nails is 100% Vegan
Static Nails 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 Static Nails when I asked if all of their products are vegan:
“We love our furry friends <3 All of our products are vegan and cruelty-free from every aspect.”
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 Static Nails’ products made?
I asked Static Nails where their products are manufactured and they told me:
“We are a USA-based company. All of our products except the pop-on nails are made in USA and shipped from USA. We have our own factory overseas for the pop on nails.”
*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.
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.
It’s unclear if Static Nails’ lacquers contain mica as they don’t list all of their ingredients on their website.
When I asked Static Nails if they use mica in any of their products and if so, whether it’s ethically sourced without child labor, they responded stating their lacquers are non-toxic, 8+ Free, don’t contain toxic chemicals, and that they’re vegan.
“Thank you for contacting us. Our lacquers are non-toxic 8+ free, which means they do not contain any ingredients/chemicals found or considered to be toxic/carcinogenic. Additionally they are vegan and cruelty-free.
Ingredients can be found on the FAQ page. The following are toxic ingredients most commonly found in polish products from other brands that our formulas are made without: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBT), Camphor, Parabens, Triphenol Phosphate (TPHP), Sulfates, Gluten, Mica or animal products.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Static Nails’ cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!