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Jane Iredale is Cruelty-Free
Jane Iredale 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 Jane Iredale to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Jane Iredale’s website about its animal testing policy:
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Jane Iredale 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.
Jane Iredale 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 Jane Iredale, not all of their products are *vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
*It should be noted that some of Jane Iredale’s makeup brushes are made with goat hair.
How to know which of Jane Iredale products are vegan?
All of Jane Iredale’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website. See below for an example.
Jane Iredale Vegan Product List
As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of Jane Iredale vegan products as all of their vegan products are now clearly marked. Check their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on which products are vegan or not.
The following Jane Iredale products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Jane Iredale Product List
- Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder
- Amazing Matte Loose Finish Powder
- Balance Hydration Spray
- Beyond Matte Refill
- D2O Hydration Spray
- Disappear Full Coverage Concealer
- Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer
- Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
- Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray
- Liquid Minerals A Foundation
- POMMISST Hydration Spray
- Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen
- PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation Refill
- PureMatte Finish Powder Refill
- Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer & Brightener
- Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer
- 24-Karat Gold Dust
- Eye Pencil – all shades
- Eye Shadow Kit
- Purple Rain, Limited Edition Let’s Party, Solar Flare, Daytime, Naturally Matte
- Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow
- Brown Silk, Champagne Silk
- Eye Steppes
- Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner
- Liquid Eyeliner – all shades
- Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner – all shades
- PureBrow Brow Gel – Clear
- PureLash Mascara – all shades
- PurePressed Eye Shadow Single
- Allure, Bone, Cappuccino, Champagne, Cream, Dawn, Ebony, Forest, Hush, Iris, Nude, Oyster, Peach Sherbet, Steamy, Smokey Grey, Taupe, White, Supernova, Wink, Slate Brown
- PurePressed Eye Shadow Duo – all shades
- PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow Triple
- Soft Kiss, Brown Sugar, Pink Bliss, Sundown, Sweet Spot, Triple Cognac
- Retractable Brow Pencil
- Blonde, Ash Blonde, Brunette, Medium Brunette
- Smooth Affair for Eyes
- Canvas, Gold, Iced Brown, Lemon, Naked
Blushes, Bronzers & Highlighters
- Bronzer Refill
- Moonglow, Sunbeam
- Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion
- PurePressed Blush
- Clearly Pink, Flawless, Mocha, Dubonnet, Sheer Honey, Copper Wind, Whisper, Cotton Candy
- LipDrink Lip Balm – all shades
- Lip Pencil
- Nutmeg, Nude, Pink, Earth Red
- Playon Lip Crayon – Sunny
- PureGloss Lip Gloss – all shades
- PureMoist Lipstick
- Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick – all shades
Skin & Body
- BeautyPrep Face Cleanser
- BeautyPrep Face Toner
- BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer
- Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion
- HandDrink Hand Cream
- Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen
Not Vegan – Jane Iredale
For the most up-to-date information on Jane Iredale’s non-vegan products, check their website.
Below is a list of Jane Iredale products that are not considered vegan as they contain some animal-derived ingredients or by-products:
- Absence Oil Control Primer (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- Active Light Under-eye Concealer (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- BeautyPrep™ Hyaluronic Serum (contains collagen) – not vegan
- Bronzer Refill – Rose Dawn, Peaches & Cream (contain carmine) – not vegan
- Bronzing Powder Refill – So-Bronze 1, 2, and 3 (contains carmine) – not vegan
- Circle/Delete Concealer (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- Corrective Colors (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- Enlighten Concealer (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- Eye Highlighter Pencil (contains carmine and beeswax) – not vegan
- Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow – Peach Silk (contains carmine) – not vegan
- Eye Steppes – goBlue, goGreen, goCool (contains carmine) – not vegan
GreatShapeContour Kit – Cool, Deep (contains carmine) – not vegan GreatShapeEyebrow Kit (all kits contain beeswax) – not vegan
- Highlighter Pencil – White/Pink, Double Dazzle (contains carmine)
- In Touch Cream Blush (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- In Touch Highlighter (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain Forever (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- Just Kissed Lip Plumper (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- Lip Pencil – Rose, Spice, Berry, Terra Cotta, Peach, Crimson, Plum (contains carmine) – not vegan
- Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- PlayOn Lip Crayon (all shades except Sunny contains carmine) – not vegan
- PureBrow Brow Gel – Blonde, Auburn, Brunette (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- PureLash Lengthening Mascara (all shades contain beeswax) – not vegan
- PurePressed Blush – Barely Rose, Mystique, Sunset (contains carmine) – not vegan
- PurePressed Eye Shadow Kit – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Naturally Glam (contains carmine) – not vegan
- PurePressed Eye Shadow Single -Violet Eyes (contains carmine) – not vegan
- PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple – Pink Quartz (contains carmine) – not vegan
- Retractable Brow Pencil – Dark Brunette (contains carmine) – not vegan
- Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener (contains royal jelly) – not vegan
- Smooth Affair for Eyes – Petal (contains carmine) – not vegan
- Sugar Butter Lip Exfoliator & Plumper (contains beeswax) – not vegan
Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it’s usually used in the context to describe something that doesn’t contain any 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 Jane Iredale’s products made?
I asked Jane Iredale where their products are manufactured and they told me:
“Our products are manufactured in the USA, with a few exceptions. Pencils are made in Czech Republic. Brushes are made in China. Lip Crayons are made in Germany. Our supplements are from Europe.”
*Note: Cosmetics made in China are not required to be tested on animals. Only cosmetics that are imported and sold in physical stores in mainland China are required to be tested on animals according to China’s animal testing laws.
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 Jane Iredale if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“Thank you for asking! jane iredale uses mica that is manufactured wholly under strict laboratory conditions. The laboratory purification and synthetic manufacture of minerals is done in order to ensure that the minerals are free of the contaminates that occur in the minerals’ natural state.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Jane Iredale’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!