Zuzu Luxe

Last Updated: January 17, 2022

How Ethical Is Zuzu Luxe?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Zuzu Luxe cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Zuzu Luxe’s policies.
Zuzu Luxe is cruelty-free. None of Zuzu Luxe’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Zuzu Luxe’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Zuzu Luxe offers refillable options to reduce waste, lower their plastic footprint, and encourage less consumption. They also offer a recycling program in partnership with TerraCycle. Additionally, their packing boxes are FSC certified and recyclable and their packaging peanuts are biodegradable.
Zuzu Luxe claims their mica is “fair-trade”
Zuzu Luxe products come in plastic packaging but they offer some refillable options.

About Zuzu Luxe

Zuzu Luxe is a high-performance makeup made of all-natural & organic ingredients.
PRODUCTS MADE IN: USA, except for their pencils
CERTIFICATIONS: Leaping Bunny, Cruelty Free International, PETA-Certified

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You can find Zuzu Luxe cruelty-free products on their website, Target, and Amazon.

Zuzu Luxe is Cruelty-Free

Zuzu Luxe 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 Zuzu Luxe to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Zuzu Luxe 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.

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.

Zuzu Luxe is 100% Vegan

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

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 Zuzu Luxe’s products made?

Zuzu Luxe states on their website’s FAQ that their products are made in the USA with the exception of their pencils.

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.

Thankfully, Zuzu Luxe states on their website’s FAQ that their mica is purchased fair trade:

Is your Mica Purchased Fair Trade?
Yes, the Mica that we use is purchased fair trade.”

I hope this article helped you to understand Zuzu Luxe’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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