theBalm Cosmetics Is Cruelty-free

QUESTION ANSWER SOURCE
Do they test their products on animals? No Email statement (see below)
Do they use third party testing? No Email statement (see below)
Do they use ingredients tested on animals? No Email statement (see below)
Are they owned by a parent company who tests on animals? No Email statement (see below)
Are their products vegan (they contain no animal ingredients)? No Email statement (see below)
Do they sell in countries that require animal testing? No Email statement (see below)
Are they on Peta’s cruelty-free list? No Not on Peta’s Companies That Do Not Test list
Are they certified by Leaping Bunny? No Not on Leaping Bunny’s Color Cosmetics list

TheBalm is a company whose products I’ve been using for years and had read that they were cruelty-free but I never got around to actually reaching out to them for a statement until now. Here is an email conversation I had with them on their animal testing policy.

PARTY DATE RESPONSE
Me Jan 18, 2015 Hi there,
I’d like to know if your products or ingredients are tested on animals by yourself or a third party. Also, do you sell in countries that require animal testing, such as China?
theBalm Jan 20, 2015 Hi Hotashi,

Thank you for your email! We do not test our products on animals, suppliers of raw materials used in our products certified that they have not been tested on animals since December 31, 1990 and our products have not been tested on animals. Our line of cosmetics is not considered a vegan line as some of our ingredients may have animal byproducts (such as bees wax or carmine) but do not contain any ruminant extracts or derivatives.

Distributors of theBalm Cosmetics from all over the world do not test our products on animals and we are not currently sold in China. Let me know if you have any further questions!

Me Jan 22, 2015 Thanks for getting back to me. Is theBalm owned by a company who tests on animals?
theBalm Jan 23, 2015 Nope, we are a private company :)
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