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Is The Honest Company Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is The Honest Company Cruelty-Free?

The Honest Company has confirmed that they are 100% cruelty-free.

They don’t test their ingredients or final products on animals, and they don’t sell their products where animal testing is required by law.

The Honest Company is certified cruelty-free by PETA.

Is The Honest Company Vegan?

The Honest Company is not a 100% vegan brand, but many of their products are vegan. Here are all of their vegan products:

Vegan Baby Products

Vegan Beauty Products

Vegan Bath + Body Products

If you only want to purchase products from 100% cruelty-free and vegan brands, click here.


Is The Honest Company Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?

No, The Honest Company is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

Is The Honest Company Sold in China?

No, The Honest Company is not sold in China.

Animal Testing is required by law in China for all foreign cosmetics companies. All American and European cosmetic brands that are sold in China must undergo animal testing.

Any brand that chooses to sell its products in China cannot be considered cruelty-free.

Even products that can bypass mandatory tests may still be pulled from the shelves by Chinese authorities to be tested on animals.

About The Honest Company

The Honest Company was founded by actress Jessica Alba. They make clean and sustainable products for the whole family.

Email to the Company

Before classifying any brand as cruelty-free and vegan, I send them an email with the following questions: 

  1. Are your products vegan? If only some are vegan, which ones?
  2. Are any of your products or ingredients tested on animals?
  3. Do you have a Leaping Bunny or PETA certification?
  4. Do your suppliers or any third parties test animals on your behalf?
  5. Does your company sell products in mainland China (except Hong Kong)?
  6. Are you owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

This is how The Honest Company responded to my email:

We strive to be transparent about our products and list all of the ingredients on our packaging and website. Some of our products contain beeswax, lactoperoxidase (an enzyme derived from milk), and carmine (a pigment derived from insects) for coloring. Additionally, we provide a relevant, specific set of ingredients that we choose to leave out if each product, directly on its label. Further, we will typically indicate whether a product contains an animal by-product by providing this information on the product or on the product page. Click here to view our Glossary.

We do not test our products on animals. We rely on a combination of scientific literature, non-animal testing, raw material safety testing, and/or human testing to ensure our product safety as an alternative to animal testing.

We also do not sell our products in China.

We hope you find this information useful and continue to use Honest products with complete confidence!

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