Lime Crime loves our furry friends! We offer cruelty free cosmetics, which means we do NOT test on animals and we certify that all of our makeup products are 100% vegan. We're proud to be certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program. Check out their sites and certification requirements, below.
Lime Crime HQ is full of animal lovers of all kinds. Most employees actively adopt and foster furry friends who need our love. Everyone at our company is committed to creating animal-friendly cosmetics for everyone. It’s a part of our culture about which we’re most passionate and proud!
We're elated to confirm that the FDA has formally verified that Lime Crime corrected the Velvetine mislabeling error that was addressed in their warning note issued in July 2015.
Your safety, trust & satisfaction, has been, and always will be, our top priority. We care about your confidence in our products and we're passionate about the work that we get to do.
The entire team at HQ has heard many of your concerns and we're happy to put your mind at ease with official verification, so you can go back to enjoying our cruelty-free and vegan products!
In July 2015, Lime Crime HQ received a warning letter from the FDA in reference to the cosmetic pigments Ultramarines and Ferric Ferrocyanide printed on the Velvetines box. The FDA inquiry was a simple request for clarification as to whether those ingredients, which are commonly used in cosmetic and personal care products, but not approved for use in lipstick in the U.S., were in the product, or whether the Lime Crime boxes had been mislabeled.
An FDA-inspected, third party laboratory performed physiochemical, organoleptic and vibrational spectroscopy FTIR studies to prove that the ingredients in question were not in the products, proving that the Velvetine boxes had in fact been mis-labeled: “There was a labeling issue, not a formulation error.” - Flora Research Laboratories