Skinfix

Last Updated: May 19, 2021

Is Skinfix Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Supporting companies that share the same values and ethics to what matters most to us is how we can drive positive change in this world. Here’s a quick summary of Skinfix’s ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Skinfix cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Skinfix’s policies.
Skinfix is cruelty-free. None of Skinfix’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Not all of Skinfix’s products are vegan but they have some vegan options.
Skinfix claims many of their ingredients have the ECOCERT designation, which means they are produced an environmentally-friendly way with respect to local biodiversity. Skinfix is also working towards using more post-consumer recycled materials for their bottles and tubes.
Skinfix products come in plastic packaging but Skinfix’s goal is for 75% of their product bottles and tubes to be wholly or partially comprised of reclaimed and recycled plastics (PCR plastics) by 2021.

Also, all of their cartons are made from 100% recycled or reclaimed fiber.

About Skinfix

Skinfix is the first clinically active skincare brand that is tested, recommended (and personally used), by unbiased dermatologists to promote optimal skin barrier health.
COMPANY BASED IN: Canada
PRODUCTS MADE IN: Canada
PRODUCTS: Skincare, Bath & Body Care
CERTIFICATIONS: PETA-Certified

Skinfix

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You can find Skinfix cruelty-free products at Sephora.

Skinfix is Cruelty-Free

Skinfix 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 Skinfix to be Cruelty-Free.

Below is a screenshot of Skinfix’s official animal testing statement:

Skinfix Cruelty-Free Claims

I also emailed Skinfix to verify their animal testing policy. The following are snippets of some of the responses I received from them:

“Thank you for your email and interest in Skinfix! Yes, we are a proudly cruelty free company. We do not test our ingredients, or our finished products on animals. Nor do we sell in countries that require animal testing. The only animal product we use in our formulas is the cruelty free, sustainably harvested bees wax in our balms and our lip line.

“We do not ask any third parties to test our products or ingredients on animals on our behalf. Our raw material suppliers do not test on animals… We have claims letters from raw material suppliers.”

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

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 2021.

But Skinfix has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

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, and by any third parties.

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

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

How to know which of Skinfix products are vegan?

All of Skinfix’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website.

The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Skinfix’s official website about its vegan products:

Skinfix Vegan Claims

Skinfix Vegan Product List

The following Skinfix products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Skinfix Vegan Skincare Products

Skinfix Vegan Body Care Products

NOT VEGAN – Skinfix

  • Barrier+ Lip Repair Balm (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Eczema+ Targeted Body Balm (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Remedy+ 911 Ointment (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Redness Recovery+ Antioxidant Eye Treatment (contains honey) – not vegan
  • Remedy+ Lip Savior (contains beeswax) – not 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.

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2 thoughts on “Skinfix”

    1. Hi Kate,

      Thanks for letting me know! I’ve updated this list to reflect the new product names, as well as, listing Skinfix’s Remedy+ 911 Ointment as NOT vegan. I will also let Skinfix know that they have mislabeled this item as being vegan when it isn’t. Thanks for helping me keep this list up-to-date as possible! =)

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