I’ve been interested in purchasing from OCC or Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for a while because of their amazing lip tars. I am a lipstick/lip color person when it comes to makeup. OCC not only has an awe inspiring range of opaque colors but equally amazing reviews. My communication with OCC occurred in November of 2012, but to my knowledge there have no been no changes to their animal testing policies or ownership since then.
While I usually include email correspondence in my posts while discussing a company’s cruelty free status, OCC stated that it is prohibited to copy or disseminate their emails. Instead I will say that from my correspondence with them, they meet my standards of a cruelty free company. OCC does not animal test nor contract out animal testing on their products. OCC does not sell in China or any other countries with mandatory animal testing policies. In addition, this is a 100% vegan product company.
As far as I can tell, OCC is still owned by its founder, David Klasfeld [Link]. The FAQ section of their website states that they are a 100% vegan company not only to raise the bar on what is considered cruelty free, but also, because animal ingredients are the most common allergens and skin irritators. Given the back and forth of a lot of companies recently, this practical reasoning for being vegan is reassuring [Link].
I’m looking forward to purchasing some of OCC’s amazing lip tars in the future!