South African makeup enthusiasts have been left spellbound by the recent launch of Sorbet’s brand new range of makeup. Before purchasing cosmetics, no matter how compelling it may appear, it is your responsibility to ensure that the business you wish to support is absolutely ethical. This is to avoid funding cruelty towards helpless animals and fellow human beings for something as self-serving as one’s own vanity. On Love, Kaylyn, I am committed to asking the big question and all of the little questions in between, specifically: is Sorbet cruelty-free? I encourage you to simply use this article as a guide on your journey towards living a cruelty-free life.
Questions & Answers
- Can you guarantee that your products are not tested on animals at any point, from the ingredients to the finished product? Yes
- Can you guarantee that your company does not test on animals? Yes
- Can you guarantee that none of your suppliers test on animals? Yes
- Can you guarantee that no third parties test on animals on behalf of your company? Yes
- Do you test on animals where required by law? No
- Are your products sold in mainland China? No
- Are you owned by a parent company? If yes, who? Yes*
- Are you certified cruelty-free by a reputable organisation, such as Leaping Bunny or Beauty Without Cruelty? If yes, who? If no, do you plan on getting certified in the future? No**
- Are any of your products vegan? If yes, do you have a list of these products? Yes***
(Please note that questions 1 to 6 were directly copied from Suzi.)
* Clicks is a listed company on the JSE. Sorbet is owned by Long 4 Life and the original owners are still the management team.
** We are not certified by Beauty Without Cruelty yet but have had positive discussions with them and are accumulating the documents necessary for certification.
*** Many of our products are vegan. We do not have a list but all ingredients are displayed on the product packs. This is a good suggestion and we can compile a list for our vegan customers.
Is Sorbet Cruelty-Free?
Sorbet’s production team has guaranteed that Sorbet is cruelty-free. Due to the fact that Sorbet is currently not certified by a reputable organisation, Sorbet’s guarantee is the only thing that one can rely on. Clicks have also stated that their products are private-labeled. It is your choice as to whether or not you feel comfortable supporting this business.