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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:
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?
Skinfix has confirmed 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.
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.
Below is a snippet of the email response I received from Skinfix when I asked if all of their products are vegan:
“We are proud to share that all of our clinically-proven products are either vegan or beegan. Our beegan products incorporate a small amount of cruelty-free beeswax and/or honey but no other animal-derived ingredients.“
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 Product List
As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of Skinfix’s 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 Skinfix products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Skinfix Vegan Skincare Products
- Barrier+ Foaming Clay Cleanser
- Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser
- Barrier+ Nutrient Water Misting Tonic
- Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Boost 360° Eye
- Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Hyaluronate Serum
- Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream
- Correct+ Dark Spot Corrector
Skinfix Vegan Body Care Products
- Barrier+ Lipid-Boost Body Cream
- Eczema+ Extra Strength Body Cream
- Eczema+ Foaming Oil Body Wash
- Eczema+ Hand Repair Cream
- Resurface+ AHA Renewing Cream
- Resurface+ Glycolic Renewing Scrub
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
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.
I hope this article helped you to understand Skinfix’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!