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Is Patchology Cruelty-Free?
Patchology is a cruelty-free brand. Patchology does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals.
Patchology’s Animal Testing Policy (2019)
Patchology claims they do not test any of their products on animal and they do not purchase ingredients that have been tested on animals. Patchology also requires their ingredient suppliers and manufacturers to comply with the same policy.
In order to consider Patchology to be cruelty-free, we wanted to know whether Patchology’s products are sold in-stores in mainland China (where all imported cosmetics are required by law to be tested on animals).
Below is the response I received from Patchology:
“Patchology is committed to bringing you products that are not tested on animals. We do not test any of our products on animals and we do not knowingly purchase ingredients that have been tested on animals as well. We also request that our vendors, chemists, ingredients suppliers, manufacturers and formulators comply with our beliefs.
We do not sell to China and are not owned by any third party companies that test on animals or sell to China.
The only animal ingredients we use are honey and snail secretion, however all of our ingredients are ethically sourced.”
Therefore we would consider Patchology to be a cruelty-free brand and we’re glad to add them to our List of Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands!
Is Patchology Vegan?
I would not consider Patchology’s products to be vegan. Patchology claims the only animal ingredients they use is honey and snail secretion but I have spotted carmine and collagen in some of their skincare products.
In the original email response, a Patchology representative informed me that “the only animal ingredients we use are honey and snail secretion, however all of our ingredients are ethically sourced.”
As I was browsing their products and ingredient lists, I noticed carmine and hydrolyzed collagen in some of their products. I emailed Patchology back to inquire about the source of their collagen and whether it was animal or plant-derived and also why carmine wasn’t considered an animal ingredient to them but snail secretion was.
Patchology responded and informed me that,
“We can’t guarantee that our products are vegan. In rare cases, when a suitable plant alternative is not available, our products do include ingredients that contain animal derivatives, such as Collagen. Additionally, while we only work with the best ingredient suppliers, there may be a chance of cross-contamination at the supplier facility.”
We would not consider Patchology’s products to be vegan at this time however they told me that they’re working to eliminate animal by-products from their formulas so I’m keeping my fingers crossed! 🤞🏻