Surya Brasil

Last Updated: January 12, 2022

How Ethical Is Surya Brasil?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Surya Brasil cruelty-free, 100% vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Surya Brasil’s policies.
Surya Brasil is cruelty-free. None of Surya Brasil’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Surya Brasil products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Surya Brasil uses natural, organic, non-GMO, and sustainably-harvested ingredients, selecting suppliers with ingredients that are as close to nature and as minimally processed as possible.

All of Surya Brasil’s products are created and designed to have little environmental impact during manufacturing and also when released into the environment. Some of their ethical manufacturing and sustainability practices include:

  • Auditing their supply chain with a commitment to fair and benefit business practices towards labor and the community and region
  • Committed never to use child labor and monitor all contracted companies for child labor exploitation, while paying fair salaries to workers and maintaining a safe work environment and tolerable working hours
  • Measuring and actively reducing their energy and water consumption and waste-to-landfill production at their factory and offices
  • Surya Brasil has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
    Surya Brasil products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

    About Surya Brasil

    Surya Brasil offers henna creams, natural hair dyes, hair care products, skin care products and more.
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    You can find Surya Brasil cruelty-free products on Amazon and at Walmart.

    Surya Brasil is Cruelty-Free

    Surya Brasil 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 Surya Brasil to be Cruelty-Free.

    What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

    Surya Brasil has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

    “Also, we do not sale any of our products in mainland China, since they require all imported cosmetics to be tested in 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.

    Surya Brasil is 100% Vegan

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

    “Yes, Surya as a vegan brand does not uses any kind of animal ingredients in it. You can check our certificationa at”

    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 Surya Brasil’s products made?

    When I asked Surya Brasil where their products are made, they told me:

    “All of Surya Brasil products are manufactured in Brazil.”

    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 Surya Brasil 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 Surya Brasil’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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