Is the Ordinary Cruelty Free?
I recently reached out to the Ordinary to ask, is the Ordinary cruelty free? Here’s the response I received from them.
I have tried to answer your questions as best I can below : ) do let me know if there is anything else I can help with!
Are the finished products tested on animals by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company? – NO, only on humans!
Are the products tested on animals during the production process by the company, a parent company, a third party or an affiliate company? – NO, only on humans!
Do you have documents from your ingredient suppliers to show that they are not testing on animals for your brand or any other brand? – No, this response comes directly from Brandon, our founders – We cannot have control over what other brands do and so do not ask our suppliers to prove that none of their customers test on animals.
Does your manufacturer purchase any ingredients from laboratories that conduct tests on animals? Do you have documents to support this? – NO, we make everything in-house at our lab and factory in Toronto (this is where we were founded).
Are the products sold in any markets where animal testing is required by local law and regulations (China, etc)? NO
Are the products vegetarian? (no animals killed for the products – i.e. some forms of collagen, squalane, etc.) YES
Are the products vegan? (i.e. product ingredients that come from animals like lanolin, honey, milk, etc. – being vegan is NOT necessary for my blog, but a bonus for my vegan readers) The majority of products are vegan yes.
Is your company certified by Leaping Bunny? (NOT necessary, but definitely a nice thing! It’s free to become Leaping Bunny certified, plus they promote you to over 10 million people. Read more about it here http://phyrra.net/the-secrets-behind-leaping-bunny-certification.html) NO