Kristin Ess has confirmed that it is truly cruelty-free. They don't test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. They also don't sell their products where animal testing is required by law.
“Each product in the Kristin Ess Hair collection has been designed to either be used alone and integrated into your current haircare routine, or can be paired with other products in the line, which is made possible thanks to lightweight, buildable formulas.
Kristin Ess is a cruelty-free brand and we’re committed to being cruelty free. This means we do not test on animals at any stage of product development, and we will only work with vendors who uphold the same standards.”
Kristin Ess is not owned by any parent company that tests on animals.
No, Kristin Ess is not sold where animal testing is required by law.
Yes, Kristin Ess is certified by Peta.
Kristin Ess is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan, meaning that some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients.
We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their full animal testing policy. If brands answer all our questions and confirm that no animal testing is happening at any point during production and beyond, they're added to our cruelty-free list. All brands we add have confirmed the information above.
Kristin Ess is not completely vegan. However, they are taking steps to revise some formulas that still have animal-derived ingredients. This is their statement:
“We are revising our formulas that are not vegan to be vegan. Sadly, not all of our products are vegan and this is due to the hydrolyzed keratin present in their formulations. We are in the middle of reformulating these products to make them vegan. However, we can confirm that our European versions are vegan!”
Although Kristin Ess is not 100% vegan, they do offer a selection of vegan-friendly products. The following products are vegan and contain no animal-derived ingredients:
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