GLAMGLOW 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.
“Consumer safety has always been top priority at GLAMGLOW. Therefore, our product safety review process requires collaboration of experts across several sciences, including toxicology, microbiology, environmental chemistry, manufacturing, and engineering to ensure the safety of all products brought to market by GLAMGLOW.
All GLAMGLOW products are tested for irritants and allergens using biological assays and human volunteers. We do not test our products on animals, nor do we ask others to conduct animal testing on our behalf, except when required by law.
We are proud of GLAMGLOW’s safety record and of our continued commitment to producing quality products.”
Although GlamGlow as a company do not test their finished products on animals, they nevertheless pay others to test their products on animals “where required by law”. This means that GlamGlow is not cruelty-free.
When companies claim that they test on animals “where required by law”, it typically means that they sell their products in mainland China, where cosmetics are legally required to be tested on animals.
To learn more about animal testing laws in China, click here.
GlamGlow also doesn’t mention whether or not their suppliers test on animals or if their ingredients are tested on animals, which is a red flag.
Watch out for the “safety as a priority” trick. When a brand emphasizes product safety, like GlamGlow does above, this generally means that they prioritize safety at any cost — even if this means testing on animals to prove safety.
GLAMGLOW is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.
Yes, GLAMGLOW is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, GLAMGLOW is not certified by any organizations.
GLAMGLOW 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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