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Voir is Cruelty-Free
Voir 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 Voir to be Cruelty-Free.
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Voir has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on 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.
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, or any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Voir 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 Voir, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Voir’s products are vegan?
All of Voir’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website. In addition, Voir states on their website’s FAQ that five of their current product offerings are vegan (see below).
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 Voir’s products made?
“All Voir Haircare products are proudly designed, developed, and manufactured in Canada. We take pride in our country and make it a priority to support local industry and initiatives. Local production also means we can maintain a hands-on approach and unparalleled quality control throughout all stages of production. Our goal is to foster a sense of closeness and community while creating the most exciting, most effective products for you: our customers.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Voir’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!