Nip + Fab

Last Updated: January 24, 2023

How Ethical Is Nip + Fab?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Nip + Fab cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Nip + Fab’s policies.
Nip + Fab is cruelty-free. None of Nip + Fab’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
Not all of Nip + Fab’s products are vegan, but they have some vegan options.
Nip + Fab does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
Nip + Fab has been non-responsive when I asked if their mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.
Nip + Fab products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About Nip + Fab

Nip + Fab offers a makeup range for a flawless finish, as well as, innovative skincare & body care to target specific skin and body concerns.
PRODUCTS: Skincare

Nip + Fab

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You can find Nip and Fab cruelty-free products at, Boots, and Amazon.

Nip + Fab is Cruelty-Free

Nip + Fab 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 Nip + Fab to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Nip + Fab’s website about its animal testing policy:

Is Nip + Fab Cruelty-Free?

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Nip + Fab has confirmed they only sell their products online and 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, or any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

Nip + Fab 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 Nip + Fab, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

How to know which of Nip + Fab products are vegan?

All of Nip + Fab’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website.

The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Nip + Fab’s website about its vegan claims:

Nip + Fab Vegan Claims

Nip and Fab Vegan Product List

As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of Nip + Fab 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 Nip and Fab products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

You can also find out which of their products are vegan by checking out this page on their website.

Skincare – Nip and Fab Vegan

Fake Tan Products – Nip and Fab Vegan

Makeup – Nip and Fab Vegan

Vegan Policies

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.

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 Nip + Fab if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor, but they never responded to any of my emails or messages.

I hope this article helped you to understand Nip + Fab’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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4 thoughts on “Nip + Fab”

  1. I use Nip Fab’s Glycolic Fix body cream and was so thrilled to find out they do not test on animals last time I went to repurchase (I looked into it on my own). It works wonders for that skin on upper legs that can get a little bumpy! I also have very sensitive skin and can use it with no problem.

    1. Yes! I heard so many great things about their glycolic creams! its done wonders for people with sensitive skin, like yourself, so now it’s definitely on my wishlist!! =D Thanks for sharing your recommendations with me, Rita!

  2. Hello,

    I’m wondering just how Nip and Fab obtain the bee venom and viper venom? They are not vegan, but if they are using these venoms, surely they can not be considered cruelty free???
    Heather Cook

  3. Great job your doing..
    It’s not just about cruelty free it’s about ingredients and you have addressed both in one place for me with the nip and fab range and I know what I could buy and what isn’t vegan and to source elsewhere

    Not everyone can afford lots on makeup etc and so this range is very reasonable and so is affordable for at least some products .

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