Today, many people are concerned about animal welfare. This interest in animal welfare has led to the development of "vegan" and "cruelty free" labels and logos.
Unfortunately, these labels do not all have the same requirements or methods of obtaining them.
We therefore propose a comparison between the Vegan and Cruelty Free labels.
First of all, it is important to know that cosmetic tests on animals have been banned in Europe since 2013.
Therefore, a product that has not been tested on animals should not be valued because it is not an ethical commitment .
It is only compliance with a regulation.
Don't confuse the vegan logo with cruelty free!
Indeed, cruelty free and vegan labels pay particular attention to the animal condition.
They check that products donot contain ingredients of animal origin and that they are not tested on animals.
On the one hand, the vegan label highlights the fact thatnone of the product's components are derived from animal exploitation.
As for the Cruelty Free label, it assures that no tests were done on animals to create this product.
Please note: these labels do not guarantee that the product is organic or natural.
Therefore, always check that the vegan or cruelty free labels are associated with an organic label.
Comparison of the VEGAN logos
Vegan Society logo, Vegan Approved, Vegan Awareness Foundation, VeganOK and Vegecert Vegan
These labels guarantee that there is no testing on animals and that there is no animal flesh.
Therefore, there is no no ingredients of animal origin in the product.
However, these labels do not guarantee the absence of animal testing in foreign markets.
Moreover, there are not necessarily control audits.
Vegan Expertise Europe (EVE) logo
This label guarantees that there are no no animal testing, no animal flesh, no ingredients of animal origin in the product.There is no no animal ingredients in the packaging and no animal testing on foreign markets.
In addition, the ingredients are from organic vegan farming (for the EVE VEGAN 02 level).
Vegancert logo (Bioagricert)
In addition, obtaining this label requires an audit of compliance with the Vegancert standard.
Despite this, the label does not guarantee that no animal testing has taken place in foreign markets.
Comparison of CRUELTY FREE labels
Peta's cruelty free label and logo
Concerning the ingredients, there are no ingredients of animal origin in the products and in the packaging (for the "cruelty free and vegan" logo).
Choose Cruelty Free label and logo
This label guarantees that there is no animal testing and no testing on foreign markets.
But this label does not guarantee that there is no animal flesh or ingredients of animal origin in the product or in the packaging.
One Voice label
First of all, the label guarantees that there are no animal tests .
On the one hand, the tiger logo with T guarantees the absence of animal testing on foreign markets.
On the other hand, the tiger logo with C guaranteesthe non-exploitation of monkeys to harvest coconuts.
The One Voice logos will be present until 2020. After that, the One Voice logos with the tiger will replace them.
The blue label means that the product is not tested on animals.
But the orange is that it is not tested on animals and is organic.
Finally, the orange and blue chevron labels mean that the products are not tested on animals and that they are vegan.