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Last Updated: January 17, 2022

How Ethical Is Undone Beauty?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Undone Beauty cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Undone Beauty’s policies.
Undone Beauty is cruelty-free. None of Undone Beauty’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Not all of Undone Beauty’s products are vegan but they have some vegan options.
Undone Beauty does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
Undone Beauty has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
Undone Beauty 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.

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You can find Undone Beauty cruelty-free products at Ulta, Target, or on Amazon.

Undone Beauty is Cruelty-Free

Undone Beauty 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 Undone Beauty to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Undone Beauty’s website:

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.

Undone Beauty is Not 100% Vegan

‘Vegan’ in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand that is 100% Vegan or a specific product is vegan.

In the case of Undone Beauty, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Undone Beauty’s website:

How to know which of Undone Beauty’s products are vegan?

All of Undone Beauty’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website. See below for an example.

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 Undone Beauty’s products made?

Where are Undone products made?
We design our product in our offices in New York and Chicago and manufacture with GMP and socially-compliant suppliers worldwide. Each product lists its country of origin on the back of the package. Our quality control and final packaging is completed in our facility in Willowbrook, IL.

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 Undone Beauty 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 Undone Beauty’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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