Vanicream 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.
“Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc. [parent company of Vanicream] does not test our products on animals nor do any of our products contain any animal ingredients. The ingredients used in our products are either produced synthetically or derived from vegetable sources. That’s not to say some manufacturer won’t use animal source in times of shortage, although most of these ingredients can’t be extracted from animal sources. It is our policy to avoid animal testing of our products unless there is no satisfactory alternative method to assure product safety, or if it is required by a government agency such as the Food and Drug Administration or Consumer Product Safety Commission. When such tests are required, they are conducted by an outside laboratory that has appropriate credentials and is licensed and regulated by governmental agencies.”
Although Vanicream and Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc. do not test on animals themselves, they nonetheless delegate this task to others, in this case to an “outside laboratory”. This means that they allow their finished products or ingredients to be tested on animals by suppliers, third parties, or both. Vanicream is not cruelty-free.
Vanicream is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.
It's unclear if Vanicream is available for sale in stores in mainland China.
No, Vanicream is not certified by any organizations.
Vanicream 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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