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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:
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.
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 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
- Dragon’s Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot
- Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum
- Dragon’s Blood Fix Serum Extreme
- Glycolic Cleansing Fix
- Glycolic Fix Concentrate Extreme 10%
- Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads
- Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Sheet Mask
- Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads
- Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Daily 2%
- Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme
- Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme
- Glycolic Fix Serum
- Glycolic Fix Scrub
- Glycolic Fix Scrub Extreme
- Hyaluronic Hybrid Primer
- Post-Glycolic Fix Moisturiser SPF30
- Mandelic + Charcoal Fix Cleanser
- Mandelic + Charcoal Fix Cleansing Bar
- Mandelic + Charcoal Fix Cleansing Pads
- Mandelic + Charcoal Fix Mud Sheet Mask
- Mandelic + Charcoal Fix Serum
- Mandelic + Charcoal Fix Tonic
- Niacinamide Hybrid Primer
- Retinol Fix Booster Extreme
- Retinol Fix Eye Treatment
- Retinol Fix Overnight Cream
- Retinol Fix Restorative Day Cream
- Retinol Fix Serum Extreme
- Retinol Fix Sheet Mask
- Salicylic Fix Concentrate Extreme 2%
- Salicylic Fix Day Pads
- Salicylic Fix Gel Cleanser
- Salicylic Fix Night Pads
- Salicylic Fix Scrub
- Salicylic Fix Serum Extreme 2%
- Salicylic Fix Sheet Mask
- Salicylic Fix Tonic
- Teen Skin Fix Breakout Rescue Pads
- Teen Skin Fix Bubble Sheet Mask
- Teen Skin Fix Pore Blaster Wash Day
- Teen Skin Fix Pore Blaster Wash Night
- Teen Skin Fix Wasabi Sheet Mask
- Teen Skin Fix Zero Shine Moisturiser
- Vitamin C Fix Cleanser
- Vitamin C Fix Concentrate Extreme 3%
- Vitamin C Fix Tonic
- Vitamin C Hybrid Primer
- Vitamin C Scrub Fix
- Vitamin C Fix Serum
Fake Tan Products – Nip and Fab Vegan
- Bronzing Booster
- Fake Tan Bronzing Oil
- Fake Tan Mist
- Fake Tan Mousse
- Fake Tan Mousse Express
- Fake Tan Sleep Mask
- Glow Getter Body Oil
- Glycolic Body Polish Pads Tanning
- Luminize Fake Tan Serum
Makeup – Nip and Fab Vegan
- Blusher Palette Blushed
- Bronzer Palette
- Colour Corrector Banana
- Contour Palette Light
- Eyeshadow Palette Fired Up
- Foundation Dark Mixer
- Foundation Light Mixer
- Highlight Palette Stroboscopic
- Illuminating Fixing Mist
- Liquid Blush Sugar Coated
- Liquid Blush Sunset Glow
- Liquid Gold Highlighter
- Loose Setting Powder Banana
- Loose Setting Powder Translucent
- Mattifying Fixing Mist
- Oil Control Fixing Mist
- Party Proof Fixing Mist
- Pink Grapefruit Primer Essence
- Primer Water
- Superfruit Primer Essence
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!