If you love Lime Crime make up and hair care and living a cruelty free life it’s your lucky day!
Using and supporting Lime Crime make up and hair care is aligned with an ethical lifestyle.
We’ll show you why we consider Lime Crime cruelty free, and also point out any small concerns in their animal testing policy you’ll need to monitor overtime if you want to only use cruelty free makeup brands.
… so let’s dive in.
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Is Lime Crime Cruelty Free?
Tengram Capital Partners owns Lime Crime and is a company that does test on animals.
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Does Lime Crime Test on Animals?
No, Lime Crime does not test on animals and is very clear about it in their testing policy.
…But will this change being owned by a parent company who tests on animals?
…Will they continue to resist the urge to enter the huge China market… or avoid it to remain cruelty-free?
…this part gets interesting… but before we dive into this issue – let’s explore their actual testing policy.
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Lime Crime Animal Testing Policy
Here is the full Lime Crime Animal Testing policy from their website:
More on this in a bit… first we need to talk about testing in China.
Does Lime Crime Sell in China?
No, Lime Crime currently does not sell in Mainland China.
If Lime Crime chose to sell in Mainland China they would be required to have their products tested on animals to meet China’s product safety laws.
Let’s hope they remain committed to their cruelty-free commitment and resist the urge to sell in China.
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Does Lime Crime Cosmetics Certify as Cruelty Free?
Yes! Lime Crime is certified with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as cruelty free.
PETA certification requires a brand to provide a Statement of Assurance attesting that it “does not and shall not conduct, commission, or pay for animal testing of any cosmetics and/or household products, nor will it conduct, commission, or pay for animal testing of ingredients used in, or formulations of, such products…. including, without limitation, formulations and ingredients of such products”
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Does Lime Crime Certify with Leaping Bunny?
Yes. Lime Crime does certify under the more strict Leaping Bunny certification requirements as cruelty free.
Leaping Bunny certification requires a brand to provide a Statement of Assurance attesting that:
- “The Company does not and shall not conduct, Commission, or be a party to Animal Testing of any Cosmetic and/or Household Products including, without limitation, formulations and Ingredients of such products.
- The Company does not and shall not purchase any Ingredient, formulation, or product from any Third Party Manufacturer or Supplier that conducted, Commissioned, or had been party to Animal Testing on said Ingredient, formulation, or product after the Company’s Fixed Cut-off Date. If a formulation, Ingredient, or product is found not to comply with the Standard, the Company will replace it with an alternative that complies with the Standard’s criteria or remove it from the product range.
- The Company must implement a Supplier Monitoring System.
- The Company shall not allow Animal Testing to be performed by or for submission to regulatory agencies in foreign countries.”
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Do Lime Crimes’s Ingredient Suppliers Test on Animals?
So… the next step in our investigation dives into Lime Crimes’s ingredient testing policies.
BTW… in case you didn’t know… most animal testing occurs at the ingredient level, and not the product level.
What we really want to know is if any animal testing happens on Lime Crime ingredients…
Does the Lime Crime animal testing policy prohibit the testing of ingredients and raw materials on animals?
Here is what we found on supplier testing
Lime Crime’s animal testing policy prohibits the testing of ingredients and raw material on animals.
“Lime Crime loves our furry friends! We offer cruelty free cosmetics, which means we do NOT test on animals and we certify that all of our makeup products are 100% vegan. We’re proud to be certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program. Cruelty free makeup refers to makeup products wherein every product and all of its ingredients were not tested on animals. At Lime Crime, we value animal safety and wellbeing, and our products and ingredients are never tested on animals.”
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What disclosure is missing?
Absolutely nothing! Lime Crime clearly discloses that their ingredients and raw materials are not tested by any 3rd parties or suppliers – we give them 5 stars for their clear disclosure!
Further, they have certified with Leaping Bunny and PETA as cruelty-free and these certifications require that no ingredients are tested on animals… so we are giving them the benefit of the doubt they are honoring their Leaping Bunny and PETA certification statements.
Is Lime Crime Vegan Friendly?
Here is what they disclose on their website:
Vegan makeup refers to makeup products that do not include animal ingredients or byproducts such as beeswax, lanolin, whey, or carmine. At Lime Crime, we value animal safety and wellbeing, and our products and ingredients are always vegan.
Lime Crime is 100% vegan. They do not allow the use of animal-derived ingredients in any formulations. Most brands are not vegan because it’s much more expensive to source and manage vegan raw materials through supply chains.
Common animal-derived ingredients
Ingredients that are often sourced from animals include:
- Hyaluronic Acid – often found in serums and moisturizers
- Retinol – found in some night creams
- Carmine – often found in blush and lipstick
- Stearic Acid – found in skin creams
- Glycerin – a humectant found in many moisturizers
- Lanolin – in some moisturizers
- Lactic Acid – found in some Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
- Beeswax – often found in lipstick and lip balms
- Animal hair – used in makeup brushes
- Guanine – can be used in nail polish and eye shadow
- Keratin – in hair and nail products
- Squalene – in moisturizers, eye creams and facial oils
The bottom line with vegan cosmetics is it’s really difficult to tell from the ingredient list if the source is animal or synthetic versions. As shoppers we can only rely on vegan labelling, certification and other disclosures offered by the brand.
If companies do not identify which ingredients are animal-derived it is difficult to tell which products are not vegan.
Our Vegan Cosmetics Shopping Advice
If a product is not advertised and labelled as 100% vegan you should assume it contains animal-derived ingredients.
For ethical reasons many people only use vegan products from a brand that is 100% vegan and free of animal ingredients.
Who Owns Lime Crime Cosmetics and Hair Care?
Lime Crime is an indie cosmetics and hair care brand owned by Tengram Capital Partners who is a large cosmetics and personal care conglomerate. Tengram is not cruelty-free.
It will be interesting to see if Lime Crime changes its cruelty-free position over time being owned by a parent company that sells most of its brands in China where animal testing is required by law… time will tell.
More Lime Crime Cosmetics and Hair Care Cruelty-Free FAQS
Is Lime Crime Cruelty Free in the US?
Yes, Lime Crime is cruelty free in the US.
Is Lime Crime on Peta’s Cruelty Free List?
Yes, Lime Crime has certified with Peta as cruelty-free.
Is Lime Crime on Leaping Bunny Approved Cruelty-Free List?
Yes, Lime Crime has certified with Leaping Bunny as cruelty-free and vegan.
Is Lime Crime Animal Friendly?
Yes, Lime Crime is animal friendly as it does not use any animal-derived ingredients in its formulations.
Is Lime Crime Cruelty-Free and Vegan?
Yes, Lime Crime is cruelty-free and vegan.
Lime Crime Cosmetics Cruelty-Free Summary
Here is a summary of Lime Crime’s cruelty-free assessment. Lime Crime is a cruelty-free brand at this time.
|Tests finished products on animals?||No|
|Tests ingredients on animals?||No|
|Suppliers test on animals?||No|
|Leaping Bunny Certified?||Yes|
|Uses animal-derived ingredients?||No|
|Sold in Mainland China?||No|
|Parent company?||Tengram Capital Partners|
|Are all parent company brands cruelty-free?||No|
Why We Consider Lime Crime a Cruelty-Free Brand
To start with, there is no legal definition for the claims of “cruelty-free” or “not tested on animals” that are used by cosmetic brands.
The most common definition for “cruelty-free” is that a product or its ingredients were not tested on animals.
Where this gets murky is when brands only talk about their direct testing activities, and omit facts about 3rd party animal testing that may take place on their products or ingredients.
Is Lime Crime cruelty free? We consider Lime Crime to be a cruelty-free brand because they do not allow their products or ingredients to be tested on animals.
Our Cruelty-Free Standard
At Beauty + Kind our standard for “cruelty-free” and “not tested on animals” is very simple. We require brand disclosure that no animal testing has occurred during any part of bringing their product to market by any party. This includes testing on raw materials, ingredients, finished products or selling in countries where animal testing is required by law.Beauty + Kind
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Should You switch to kinder beauty brands?
Our philosophy and Beauty + Kind is that TRUE CRUELTY-FREE BEAUTY means that no harm to animals has happened during the entire manufacturing and testing process. This includes the source and harvest of ingredients, ingredient testing, and testing of the final product.
Lime Crime meets our Beauty + Kind highest standards as they are 100% vegan and cruelty free!
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