Is Patchology Cruelty-Free?
Patchology is Cruelty-free! None of Patchology’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Patchology’s Animal Testing Policy
Patchology 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.
Below is a screenshot of Patchology’s official animal testing statement:
Is Patchology Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, Patchology has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
Below is a snippet of the response I received from Patchology:
We do not sell to China and are not owned by any third party companies that test on animals or sell to China.
The only animal ingredients we use are honey and snail secretion,
Patchology has met all of our criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist.
Is Patchology Vegan?
I would not consider Patchology’s products to be vegan. Patchology claims the only animal ingredients they use is honey and snail secretion but I have spotted carmine and collagen in some of their skincare products.
In their email response, a Patchology representative informed me that “the only animal ingredients we use are honey and snail secretion, however all of our ingredients are ethically sourced.”
As I was browsing their products and ingredient lists, I noticed carmine and hydrolyzed collagen in some of their products. I emailed
Patchology responded and informed me that,
“We can’t guarantee that our products are vegan. In rare cases, when a suitable plant alternative is not available, our products do include ingredients that contain animal derivatives, such as Collagen. Additionally, while we only work with the best ingredient suppliers, there may be a chance of cross-contamination at the supplier facility.”
We would not consider Patchology’s products to be vegan at this time however they told me that they’re working to eliminate animal by-products from their formulas so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Patchology is considered cruelty-free and doesn’t test on animals, however, since Patchology does not currently offer any vegan products, Patchology is not included on our List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Brands.
In order for brands to be included in our Cruelty-Free List, they must be cruelty-free and offer some vegan products.
I hope this article helped you to understand Patchology’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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