***EDIT*** Too Faced has recently lost its Leaping Bunny Approval and therefore no longer meets my requirements to be a cruelty free brand.
A while ago the most adorable makeup collection from Too Faced was pinned on Pinterest by Grace (cosmeticcouturier on YouTube). While, no, I will not be digging into my bank account to purchase these products (everything is now exclusively earmarked for grad school), I’m interested in eventually trying out their BB cream (Beauty Balm) which is vegan and looks as though it might be light enough for me. I’ve heard that Too Faced is cruelty free, but I wanted to double check especially to make sure the company met my cruelty free standards. So I sent off an email March 6, 2013.
To whom it may concern:
I have some further questions about Too Faced's animal testing policies. I was very happy to see that the FAQ section listed vegan products and already has PETA certification, however, I prefer to use the Leaping Bunny guide which has more stringent requirements to be considered cruelty free. Does Too Faced test ingredients or finished products on animals or have a third party do so on their behalf? Does Too Faced have a parent company, and, if so, is their animal testing policies the same as Too Faced's? Does Too Faced direct sell to China or any other area which requires or reserves the right to animal test products?
Response from Too Faced on March 7, 2013:
Thank you for contacting us. In answer to your questions, no, we do not test ingredients or finished products on animals, nor do any of our labs do so on our behalf. We do not sell to China for this exact reason of your concern and will not do so as long as it is required to test on animals. We, like you, feel very strongly about the well-being of all of our furry friends, and will continue to reflect our beliefs in all of our behaviors beginning with the creation of our formulas all the way to the end product and where it is sold. P.S. We are in the process of the Leaping Bunny approval, so stay tuned and stay Too Faced!
Also, the Too Faced website’s FAQ section had the above to say about their animal testing policies. Here, they list their vegan friendly products as well. This is great since a lot of ingredients can be plant or animal based and many labels do not differentiate the two.
First of all, I’m excited that Too Faced is attempting to get Leaping Bunny certification for their business! While they did not answer whether Leaping Bunny was a subsidiary or not I already assumed from earlier research that it was not. I’m glad they answered the rest of questions clearly.
I’m excited to purchase their BB cream in the future!