theBalm Cosmetics offers a range of makeup products with sassy but classy packaging and cheeky product names but is theBalm cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? I’ve got the answers here!
Is theBalm Cruelty-Free?
theBalm is Cruelty-free! None of theBalm’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
theBalm’s Animal Testing Policy
theBalm 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.
Is theBalm Sold in China?
Most imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals in 2021. However, theBalm 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 theBalm Vegan?
Not all of theBalm’s products are vegan as some of their products contain beeswax and carmine or other animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, theBalm does have some vegan options.
Please reference below for a list of theBalm vegan products.
Which of theBalm Products is Vegan?
Below is a list of theBalm products that are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Face – theBalm Vegan
- Bahama Mama Bronzer
- BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer
- Bonnie-Lou Manizer Highlight & Shadow
- Even Steven Whipped Foundation
- Mary-Lou Manizer
- Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder
- Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain
- Take Home The Bronze
- timeBalm Face Primer
Eyes – theBalm Vegan
- Cheater! Black Mascara
- Furrowcious! Brow Pencil
- Mad Lash Mascara
- Meet Matt(e) Ador. Eyeshadow Palette
- Overshadows Mineral Eyeshadow
- Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer
- Schwing Black Liquid Eyeliner
- SCUBA Water Resistant Black Mascara
- SmokeBalm Vol. 4 Eyeshadow Palette
- What’s Your Type? Mascara – The Body Builder
Lips – theBalm Vegan
This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at [email protected] to let me know.
Is theBalm Sustainable?
theBalm’s headquarters is based in: USA
theBalm’s products are manufactured in: theBalm won’t disclose where their products are made stating, “We are lucky enough to have partners all over the world who can meet our standards”.
theBalm recently launched their “Green & Clean” collection with the following claims:
“Low impact is the new high impact… We developed palettes and tins that are 100% recyclable and we integrated post-consumer recycled material into our plastic tubes—because closing the recycling loop makes us feel as good as we look.”
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: theBalm claims their products are Paraben-Free and Talc-Free.
Is theBalm’s Mica Ethically-Sourced? theBalm claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
“Our lab’s vendors undergo routine audits to ensure that their mica is ethically sourced, and that child labor is not used in any stage of the process. It is sourced from different locations but regardless of origin, the raw vendors have strict guidelines they must adhere to.”
I hope this article helped you to understand theBalm’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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