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What does “cruelty free” really mean?

If your product has the REAL leaping bunny logo, then you know that you are good to go.

Many products state on the label “no animal testing” or “against animal testing” – but like a lot of consumer products, there are no clear rules on what these terms really mean. You could be buying a product that itself has not been tested on animals, but the ingredients may have been. And there is no guarantee that the companies who supply the ingredients do not test on animals. For instance, many cheap cosmetics come from China, where it is mandatory for such products to be tested on animals.

For the purposes of this website, cruelty free means that the ingredients and end product have not been tested on animals. In addition, if there is no guarantee that the test ban is company-wide, I will make this clear in the listing.

Is “cruelty free” safe?

People in the EU seem to think so. They implemented a ban on animal-tested cosmetics in 2003.

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