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Is Supergoop Cruelty-Free?
🐰 Supergoop is a cruelty-free brand. None of Supergoop’s ingredients or products are tested on animals. Supergoop has met all the criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist and is included in our Cruelty-Free Directory.
Does Supergoop Test on Animals?
When asking, does Supergoop test on animals? We must look beyond to ensure none of Supergoop’s ingredients or suppliers test on animals. And they don’t sell in any country or under conditions that may require animal testing by law.
In our research, we discovered the following:
- ✓ Supergoop confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf.
- ✓ Supergoop confirmed all their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals
- ✓ Supergoop confirmed they do not allow or sell their products under conditions where animal testing is required by law
By meeting all of our Cruelty-Free Criteria, Supergoop is a truly cruelty-free brand by our standards.
What is Supergoop’s Animal Testing Policy?
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Supergoop’s website about its animal testing policy:
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
In 2021, Supergoop opened up a pop-up shop in China where customers can sample and test out their products but customers are not allowed to purchase items in-stores. Instead, customers were told they could only buy Supergoop products online, where purchased items are shipped directly to the customers’ homes. This way, Supergoop products were not subject to China’s animal testing requirements, where cosmetics sold in stores in mainland China must be tested on animals.
In addition, Supergoop remains to be Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free. As long as Supergoop remains certified by Leaping Bunny, I feel confident and comfortable that they can remain to be cruelty-free while having testers of their products in China. This ensures a qualified third party is looking into and substantiating Supergoop’s cruelty-free commitments while they’re operating these pop-up shops.
With the current changes to China’s animal testing laws, some cosmetics sold in China can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, without meeting those conditions, animal testing is still legally required for most cosmetics sold in China in 2023.
Is Supergoop Certified Cruelty-Free?
Cruelty-Free Policies 2023
Just because a brand claims it is ‘Cruelty-Free,’ doesn’t always mean that’s the case.
That’s because 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, or any third parties.
How We Assess Cruelty-Free Policies
Since 2015, the start of my blog, I’ve been emailing companies asking about their animal testing policies and cruelty-free commitments.
And based on the responses I receive from companies, I’ll research to find any supporting facts needed before concluding whether the brand should be classified as “Cruelty-Free,” “Animal-Tested,” or “Grey Area – Unclear Policies.”
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What about Vegan?
Cruelty-Free only refers to no animal testing, while Vegan means formulated without animal products.
Some brands are Cruelty-Free, but not Vegan.
And some are Vegan, but not Cruelty-Free.
Another important distinction to know is, Vegan in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand is 100% Vegan or a specific product is Vegan.
Is Supergoop Vegan?
⭐️ Supergoop is NOT an entirely vegan brand. But Supergoop offers some vegan options that are free of animal products.
How to know which of Supergoop’s products are vegan?
Supergoop claims all of its products are vegan except for its 100% Mineral Sunscreen stick and Sunnyscreen Stick which contain beeswax.
Some common animal products 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 unless a brand explicitly labels its ingredients or product as Vegan, it’s often 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 chose were from non-animal sources.
Where are Supergoop’s products made?
When I asked Supergoop where their products are manufactured, they told me:
“All of our products are manufactured in the USA. ☀️”
Ethical Mica Mining Policy
Mica is a mineral 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 Supergoop if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“Our mica is ethically sourced from the US, Brazil and India. We’ve confirmed with the supplier that they don’t use child labor. The supplier is also supporting health care and educational projects in the Indian mining villages to improve the living conditions for the families that live there.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Supergoop’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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