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Is Youth to the People Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Youth to the People Cruelty-Free?

Youth to the People 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. 

Youth to the People is certified cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny.

Is Youth to the People Vegan?

Youth to the People has confirmed that they only sell vegan products.

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Is Youth to the People Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?

No, Youth to the People is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

Is Youth to the People Sold in China?

No, Youth to the People 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 Youth to the People

Youth to the People is a high-end skincare brand that makes their products out of superfood ingredients.

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 Youth to the People responded to my email:

1. All our products are vegan.
2. Absolutely none of our products are tested on animals. 
3. We do not have a leaping bunny or PETA cert. We are in the process of acquiring those in the coming months but the certification process takes time. 
4. They do not.
5. We do not.
6. We are not owned by a parent company and even if we were, this would definitely be a deal-breaker

We really pride ourselves on being a transparent and honest company that is safe for our consumer’s skin, all animals, and our planet. I hope that helps!

*This email was sent in June 2020. I recheck all brands every year. Some of these answers have changed, and I reflected those changes in the sections above “Email to the Company.”

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