Scentuals is a Canadian (handmade in Coquitlam, BC) natural skincare brand. You can find their products in various grocery stores (Save-On-Foods), health food stores (Whole Foods, Choices Markets), and even some department stores (I’ve spotted them at Winners!)
They have all sorts of products ranging from essential oils, body lotions, soaps, bath salts, shampoos and conditioners, and even a full line of products for men.
Best of all, Scentuals is 100% cruelty-free! Below you can find an email response from a representative of Scentuals when I inquired about their animal testing policy:
We do not do any animal testing. The ingredients all the way to the final product are not tested on animals. The nature of the raw ingredients are safe and natural on their own, so there is no reason for our suppliers to test on animals as well.
We do not commission or hire third parties to test our ingredients and final products. And our products are not sold in China.
To ensure the safety of our products, we have to choose ingredients that have a long history of safe use. There are already many products on the market that are made using such ingredients. These ingredients have been safely used for decades or have been tested in the past and don’t require new testing. This is how our company has been able to not use any animal testing ever.
We also use non-animal tests that are already available. Nearly 50 non-animal tests have been validated for use, and these modern alternatives can offer results that are not only more relevant to people, but more efficient and cost-effective. Advanced non-animal tests represent the very latest techniques that science has to offer, replacing outdated animal tests that were developed decades ago.
But are they vegan?
They are not a 100% vegan brand however they do offer some vegan options. When asked whether their products contain any animal derived ingredients or by products, they responded: