Is NEST Fragrances Cruelty-Free?
Yes. NEST Fragrances is cruelty-free; NEST does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals.
NEST Fragrances Animal Testing Policy (2019)
NEST Fragrances claims on their website, “we do not test our products on animals and we only do business with vendors and organizations that do not conduct product testing on animals.”
However, in order to be considered cruelty-free by ethical elephant’s standards, we need to also ask if their ingredients (not just their finished products) are tested on animals and if they have policies in place with their raw material suppliers to ensure they also do not test on animals?
NEST Fragrances responded to my inquiries and told me, “I understand the nuance within your question, but when we say “none of our products” that also includes the ingredients and raw materials that are components of it. We also apply the same policy and set of rules to our partners, and make sure they showcase solid references and documents in order for us to work with them.”
I was also informed that NEST Fragrances are only sold to approved retailers in the U.S. and Canada at this time. So, NEST Fragrances are not currently sold in Mainland China and therefore they are not required by Chinese laws to test on animals.
With NEST Fragrances’ cooperation, I am happy to add them to our List of Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands!
Is NEST Fragrances Vegan?
NEST claims their fragrances do not contain any animal-derived ingredients but NEST makes no claims that their products are “vegan” with “100-percent certainty.”
Although NEST Fragrances state that they do use synthetic ingredients instead of animal-derived ingredients in their fragrances, but because they are reluctant to claim their products are “vegan”, I personally wouldn’t recommend NEST Fragrances as being safe for vegans, at this time.