does occ test on animals

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) is cruelty-free. They don’t sell in China, they do not test on animals, and they’re also 100% vegan, as stated on their website:

What’s with the ‘Vegan’ thing?

In a time when many cosmetic companies make the claim that their products are “Cruelty Free” simply because Animal Testing has become unfashionable and less cost-effective, OCC felt it was necessary to raise the bar on this issue. We pledge never to use animal-derived ingredients (including Lanolin, Beeswax, Carmine and more) in our products and accessories.

Beyond any personal convictions, we simply believe that it’s unnecessary, especially when there are alternatives that are just as readily available, and equally effective in the formulation of our products. Further, you need not necessarily be aligned with animal rights issues to reap the benefits of a vegan cosmetic line: animal ingredients can be amongst the most allergenic and skin reactive, and prevent makeup from being considered Kosher, Halal or otherwise compliant with various dietary (and sanitary!) regulations.

Even though they signed PETA’s cruelty-free pledge, I e-mailed them with some addition questions. Here is their response:

Hello Kitty,

Thank you for your email. We do not buy ingredients from suppliers that test on animals. We also do not sell in China. If you have any further questions please feel free to ask. Have a splendid day!

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