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Juice Beauty is Cruelty-Free
Juice Beauty 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 Juice Beauty to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Juice Beauty’s website about its animal testing policy:
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Juice Beauty has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
“In regards to your inquiry, to support animal rights, Juice Beauty does not ship to 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, and by any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Juice Beauty 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 Juice Beauty, not all of their products are vegan. But they are working on becoming a 100% vegan brand. At this time, they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Cosmetics products are vegan?
All of Juice Beauty’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website.
Juice Beauty states, “each month we are transitioning different existing products with the aim of having our entire line be vegan in the near future!”
As Juice Beauty is working towards becoming a 100% vegan brand, as of right now, only 2 of their products are not vegan and contain beeswax or honey.
Not Vegan – Juice Beauty
- USDA Lip Moisturizer (contains organic beeswax) – not vegan
- USDA Organic Facial Wash (contains organic honey) – not vegan
Note that if you’re shopping on Juice Beauty’s website, the above two products have a vegan icon on the product page. But be aware that these products contain honey and beeswax and are 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 Juice Beauty’s products made?
I asked Juice Beauty where their products are manufactured and they told me:
“Juice Beauty products are manufactured in the US.”
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 Juice Beauty if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“Additionally, we use mica to add shimmer to our plant and mineral based Phyto-Pigments makeup. These ingredients come from a Japanese company that often sources in Japan and Malaysia and we have signed documents stating that there is no child labor used in this process.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Juice Beauty’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!