It looks like another brand has changed it’s stance on animal testing. Boscia is well known for making high quality skin care products – face masks, cleansers, moisturizers and more. Until recently the brand stated that their products were cruelty free. When this statement disappeared from product packaging and the website, I decided to investigate.
The FAQ on the Boscia website does still contain the following statement about animal testing.
Are boscia products tested on animals?
We do not conduct any testing of ingredients or products on animals. In addition, our products do not contain any animal ingredients.
As with any brand featured here on Logical Harmony, I emailed them to find out more details about their animal testing stance.
The response that I received from a brand representative was very interesting. Not only does it state that they are unable to control testing in international markets, but they also do not address my question about testing on animals during the production process of their products. The response also gives insight as to why the brand removed the “no animal testing” statement from their products and website.
In response to your inquiry, boscia does not advocate animal testing on raw ingredients and/or finished formulas and endeavors to work with partners who share the same values.
However, as we look to expand into international markets, we are unable to control the testing methods used by outside governments.
In the spirit of transparency, we removed the claim “no animal testing” from our website and packaging.
Thank you for your continued support. Your business is very important to us.
In order to list a brand as cruelty free, Logical Harmony asks very detailed questions about animal testing on ingredients used, the production process, the finished product and in regards to local and regional laws. These questions also ask about the brand, a parent company, affiliate company and third party. Boscia is still listed by PETA as a brand that does not test on animals. Since this blog is not affiliated with PETA and I am not sure what their specifications are, I am unable to speak to why this is.
Transparency on behalf of Boscia is extremely appreciated. They are very clear and up front about their change in animal testing stance and the reasons for it.
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