Algenist is not cruelty-free. They may test on animals, either themselves, through their suppliers, or through a third party. Brands who fall under this category could also be funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.
“Algenist does not conduct animal testing, nor ask others to test on our behalf, unless required by law, regulation, or a governmental authority. We are committed to ethical practices and procedures through the entire process of product development – from R&D, to manufacturing, and to every step of the value chain; we rigorously vet our ingredient suppliers to ensure they share the same values and beliefs of non-animal testing. The safety and efficacy of our products are evaluated by clinical (non-animal) methods with volunteer human panels.
As Algenist continues to expand and reach our customers around the globe, our support and commitment to eliminate animal testing is stronger than ever. Therefore, we are proud to share our partnership with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a non-profit research organization dedicated to adoption and regulatory acceptance of alternative methods to animal testing worldwide.”
As stated in their opening line, Algenist does test on animals if the law requires it. This means that their finished products were most likely tested on animals in mainland China, which means the brand is not cruelty-free.
Algenist is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.
Yes, Algenist is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, Algenist is not certified by any organizations.
Algenist might offer some vegan products, however because this company is not cruelty-free, we recommend avoiding any products they offer even if they are vegan.
Most brands don't publicly display their full animal testing policies. We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their complete policy. If any brand states that they, their suppliers, or any third party test on animals, the brand is listed as "not cruelty-free."
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