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        For the longest time since going cruelty free I thought that Soap and Glory tested on animals. Here’s their stance on animal testing: 

        At Soap & Glory, we uphold very strict guidelines through our regularly audited manufacturing partners that uphold the ‘no animal testing’ policy. As well, we are fortunate that our biggest retail partner – Boots The Chemists- upholds the very same standards by funding through an organisation called FRAME, which is the FUND for the REPLACEMENT of ANIMALS in MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS) in an effort to eliminate reliance in the industry on animal testing That said – and because we feel it necessary to be transparent and to educate EVERYBODY- it’s important for you to know that no retailer or manufacturer can categorically state that ‘none’ of their raw materials or ingredients have –at some time in the past- been tested on animals. The majority of individual raw materials used in cosmetics today have been through some kind of animal testing process.

        At Soap & Glory, we absolutely do not test our formulations on animals, however we can’t say that each and every ingredient that goes into them has not, at some point historically, been cleared for human use, by animal testing. We hope this answers your question. 

        So… Is Soap and Glory cruelty free?

        This is a tricky one with this answer because they’re saying that they are (they also do not sell in China) but that some of the ingredients they use might have been tested by others in the past. But ‘historically’ is the word that throws it off. This is pretty unclear and seems as though they don’t hold the information. Because of this it would be down to personal preference. Personally I think they could do better so I shall still be avoiding them. 

        Final verdict: Unclear.

        I’ve tweeted Soap and Glory about their cruelty free status, and their response was ‘many raw materials, used in cosmetics, were tested on animals years ago when they were first introduced. And although we do uphold very strict guidelines through out regularly audited manufacturing partners that uphold the ‘no animal testing’ policy we’d prefer to be transparent and honest in saying we can’t YET fully guarantee this x’

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