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Wonderskin is Cruelty-Free
Wonderskin 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 Wonderskin to be Cruelty-Free.
The following is a snippet of the email response I received from Wonderskin when verifying their animal testing policy:
“Yes, all Wonderskin products are cruelty-free. We never test on animals and are committed to upholding the same standards with any vendors we work with”
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Wonderskin has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
“Wonderskin products are not sold in mainland China.”
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.
Wonderskin 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 Wonderskin, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Wonderskin’s products are vegan?
All of Wonderskin’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website.
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.
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 Wonderskin if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by saying,
“We’re pleased to confirm that the Mica (material used to produce CQV pearlescent pigments) in our lip product is mined responsibly in India, never using child or forced labor.
We work hard with our supplier chain to ensure that the processing of our products does not involve the use of child labor at any stage. We work within the framework of the Ethical Trade Initiative base code, our supply chain is regularly audited, and everyone involved shares our commitment to the spirit and principles of the code.
Our products are processed and manufactured according to all labor laws, including child labor laws. As such, all cosmetic products are ethically produced and responsibly sourced.
We are confident that our products are of the highest quality and that we can offer our products, as safe, in the knowledge that they have been produced in a manner that is to the benefit of all concerned.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Wonderskin’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!