Live Clean is a Canadian eco-friendly hair and skincare brand, they use only natural, plant-sourced or non-petrochemical based ingredients that are renewable and sustainable. Live Clean also claims to only use 100% vegetarian ingredients.
I have seen Live Clean at my local Wal-mart and London Drugs and on their bottles, it says no animal testing but I couldn’t find details about their animal testing policy anywhere on the interweb! Their website briefly mentions that “no animals are directly or indirectly tested or harmed”.
Live Clean is
also not certified by either Leaping Bunny or PETA and not on any known cruelty-free lists that I follow now certified cruelty-free by the Leaping Bunny program! (UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017) So naturally I decided to contact them directly. I have been waiting to hear a response from them for months and I’m happy to finally share the good news with you all and that is, Live Clean is indeed a cruelty-free brand with some vegan options!
Below you will find Live Clean’s response about their animal testing policy:
Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding our Live Clean® Product. We apologize for the delay in our reply and appreciate your patience.
Live Clean® products are 100% cruelty free, they are never tested on animals. We also work with our suppliers to ensure that none of the individual ingredients are tested on animals. Our products use 100% vegetarian ingredients. Check the specific product label for the following cruelty free animal byproducts like honey, hydrolyzed milk and beeswax to determine if it is suitable for your lifestyle:
Honey: Exotic Silk Keratin Oil Smoothing Shampoo, Exotic Silk Keratin Oil Smoothing Conditioner, Exotic Silk Keratin Oil Protective Thermal Spray, Exotic Silk Keratin Oil Leave In Treatment
Hydrolyzed Milk Protein: Coconut Milk Shampoo, Coconut Milk Conditioner, Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash, Coconut Oil Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap, Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion
Cera Alba (Beeswax): Clean Air Weightless Conditioner, Exotic Shine Bali Oil Nutri-Shine Conditioner, Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Conditioner, Exotic Vitality Monoï Oil Conditioner, Exotic Silk Keratin Oil Smoothing Conditioner, Sensitive Hypoallergenic Conditioner, Coconut Milk Conditioner, Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioner Spray, Exotic Vitality Monoï Leave-In Conditioner Spray, Age Resist Conditioner, Gentle Moisture Non-Petroleum Jelly, Soothing Oatmeal Relief Non-Petroleum Jelly, Protecting Lip Balm, Moisturizing Lip Balm, Soothing Lip Balm, Gentle Moisture Diaper Ointment, Soothing Oatmeal Relief Diaper Ointment
From the initial email response, they didn’t address third party testing or whether they sell in China so a follow-up was neccessary. Here is the second email response:
Thank you for your reply regarding our Live Clean® Product. We do not hire 3rd parties to test our products on animals and our products are not currently distributed internationally in China.
I am happy to be able to support another Canadian cruelty-free and eco-friendly brand like Live Clean! I’ve tried a few of their body wash before and they’re such a great drugstore option!
Have you tried any of Live Clean’s products before? Share your experience in the comments! =)