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Last Updated: January 24, 2022

Is VEQUE Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Ethical Analysis

Is VEQUE cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on VEQUE’s policies.
VEQUE is cruelty-free. None of VEQUE’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of VEQUE products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
VEQUE does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
VEQUE has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
VEQUE packaging has some plastic components. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About VEQUE

VEQUE offers artisan-crafted nail polish that mimics the lasting effect of gels.
COMPANY BASED IN: USA
PRODUCTS MADE IN: USA
PRODUCTS: Nails
CERTIFICATIONS: N/A

VEQUE

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VEQUE is Cruelty-Free

VEQUE 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 VEQUE to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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

“We currently do not do business in mainland China due to their testing requirements.”

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.

VEQUE is 100% Vegan

VEQUE 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 VEQUE when I asked if all of their products are vegan:

“our products are vegan and cruelty free.”

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 VEQUE’s products made?

VEQUE states on its website, “Made in the USA”

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 VEQUE 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 VEQUE’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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