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Thanks so much for reaching out to us! We are happy to answer your questions. Please see our responses below:
1. Does your company test ingredients or/and finished products on animals?
- No. cosnova beauty is strongly against animal testing and we only partner with suppliers that do not test on animals.
2. Do you test ingredients or products on animals through a 3rd party? If your answer is no, how do you ensure that your manufacturers do not test?
- No. We can assure you that cosnova neither conducts testing on animals, nor commissions it to any third parties – not in Germany or anywhere else in the world. This is also one of the criteria for the selection of cosnova suppliers as we need to ensure that their products are produced strictly without testing on animals. We also strongly disapprove of testing on animals with end-products.
3. Do your manufacturers test ingredients or products on animals?
4. Are you owned or affiliated with any companies that test products or ingredients on animals?
5. Do you have a parent company? If so who are they?
- Yes - cosnova beauty.
6. Do you/your parent company currently or have plans to market and sell your products in the Chinese market, which requires animal testing by law to sell in that country?
7. Do you use palm oil/carnuaba wax in any of your products? If so, is it from an organic and sustainable source?
- Yes. For the time being we are unable to provide this information. However, we strive for 100% transparency with our product ingredients and offer each individual product's ingredient list both on our fixtures and online at www.essence-cosmetics.com
8. Could you provide a list of all of your current vegan items available for purchase?
- While we do not currently have a comprehensive list of our vegan products available, again, we strive for transparency with our product ingredients and offer each product's ingredient list online and in store.
9. Can I post this information on my blog?
Again, thank you for reaching out to us! We hope we have been able to clarify these issues for you and that you will continue to have lots of fun with our products. Should you have any further questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us again at any time.
All the best,
Your essence beauty team