Below is a template email that I have composed when emailing companies to enquire about their animal testing policies and questions regarding vegan ingredients. Please feel free to use this for your own research.
I am doing research on cruelty-free cosmetics and I need to verify a few key points about your company:
- Are any of your finished products tested on animals either by your company or through a third party?
- Are any of the ingredients you use in your products tested on animals either by your company or through a third party?
- Are you or your manufacturers owned or affiliated with any companies that may test on animals?
- Do you currently sell your products in China?
- Do any of your products contain any animal by-products (eg. Lanolin, carmine, albumen, whey, honey, etc)
- What (if any) alternative derivatives for have you used instead of animal-derived ingredients ie. Plant/vegetable derived or synthetically manufactured?
- Do you have a list of vegan friendly products?
Thank so much for your time