Carmex is not cruelty free.

At present, unless the brand has proven its cruelty free status by joining a cruelty free programme, it should not be considered cruelty free. Carmex has not joined any known cruelty free programmes; therefore, in 2022, Carmex can not be considered cruelty free.

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Certification = Cruelty Free Brand

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About Carmex
  • Headquarters: Franklin, Wisconsin, US
  • Parent company: Carma Laboratories
  • Products: lip care
Carmex:

We never test on animals. Carmex® founder Alfred Woelbing believed animal testing to be uselessly and needlessly cruel, and that stance against animal testing has remained a part of our culture.

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Our standard:

Cruelty Free Claim ≠ Cruelty Free Brand

Cruelty Free UK

Animal testing is a very complex subject, and despite years of fighting against it, animal testing is still happening everywhere in the world, including the most developed economies. Therefore, only by submitting legally binding documentation signed by the brand and its suppliers to the internationally recognised animal rights organisations, such as Leaping Bunny and PETA, and getting approved, can the brand prove and rightfully claim that it is cruelty-free. At present, only the established animal rights groups have the resources and capacity to verify cruelty free status.

In 2022, Carmex cruelty free status remains unverified; therefore, Carmex should not be considered cruelty free.

To help you switch to cruelty free cosmetics, we have certified cruelty free and certified vegan lists of brands for you to explore.


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