Smith and Cult is a line of chic color cosmetics and nail polish but is Smith & Cult cruelty-free and vegan in 2021? We’ve got the answers here!
Is Smith & Cult Cruelty-Free?
Smith & Cult is Cruelty-free! None of Smith & Cult’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
In addition, Smith & Cult is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
Smith & Cult Animal Testing Policy
Smith & Cult claims to be “cruelty-free” but other than that, I couldn’t find any other information about Smith & Cult’s animal testing policy on their website.
So I reached out to Smith & Cult and they confirmed to me that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not ask any third parties to test their products or ingredients on animals on their behalf, they receive confirmation from their raw material suppliers that they also do not test on animals, and none of their products are sold in foreign markets that require animal testing (ie. China).
Is Smith & Cult Sold in China?
Most imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals in 2021. However, Smith & Cult has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
Is Smith & Cult Vegan?
Not all of Smith & Cult’s products are vegan as some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, Smith & Cult does have some vegan options.
Below is a list of Smith & Cult vegan products.
You can also find out which Smith & Cult products are vegan as they’re marked accordingly on their website under each product description. See below for an example.
Smith & Cult Vegan Product List
The following Smith & Cult products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of Smith & Cult’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.
Nails – Smith & Cult Vegan
Makeup – Smith & Cult Vegan
- Built Brows Volumizing Eyebrow Powder
- Cancelled Light Diffusing V-Concealer
- Diffuse Redness Balancing Primer
- Glitter Shot All-Over Glitter Crush
- Glitterbaby Metallic-Shift Eyeshadow
- Glitterish Shimmer Lip Veil
- Glow Brite Radiance Boosting Primer
- Hydragloss High-Pigment Lip Gel
- Instant Recall Invisible Powder Setting Spray
- Locked & Lit CBD Lipstick
- Locked & Lit CBD Lip Balm
- Sombra Shift Matte & Metallic Eyeshadow Palette
- Untouched Skin Brightening Foaming Primer
- Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring Foundation
Not Vegan – Smith & Cult
Below is a list a Smith & Cult products that are not vegan as they contain some animal ingredients.
BlackdropMattifying Face Primer (contains hydrolyzed pearl) – not vegan
- Fractal Prismatic Lip Sheen – not vegan
- Flash Flush Cream (contains carmine) – not vegan
- Flash Flush Powder (contains carmine) – not vegan
Is Smith & Cult Sustainable?
Smith & Cults headquarters is based in: Miami, Florida
Smith & Cults’ products are manufactured in: the US, Canada, Italy, and Denmark
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any available information on Smith & Cult’s sustainability, environmental, and social initiatives.
Smith & Cult does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company at this time.
Smith & Cult also uses a lot of glitter in their cosmetics and nail polish line. Glitter is basically a microplastic that ends up in our waterways and oceans. I hope to see Smith & Cult use more eco-friendly glitter and reduce their use of virgin plastic for their product packaging.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: Some of Smith & Cult’s products claim to be Gluten-Free, Synthetic Fragrance-Free, Mineral Oil-Free, and Talc-Free. Check the product description to learn more about each product’s claims.
Smith & Cult’s Response to Mica Sourcing: I’ve emailed Smith and Cult to inquire if their Mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor. They responded saying,
“All of our ingredients are ethically sourced and we ensure that our suppliers comply with social audits.”
I’m disappointed that Smith & Cult didn’t specifically address my concerns about the source of their mica. And instead gave a vague and ambiguous response claiming all of their ingredients are ‘ethically sourced’ without providing any further context, certifications, or transparency.
I hope this article helped you to understand Smith & Cult’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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