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Downy

P&G (Proctor & Gamble)

our verdict

This brand is not cruelty free. Many ingredients used are questionable. zoobop suggests using verified clean, green, cruelty free alternatives which are good for you and the planet.

1.4

Very poor

0 1 2 3 4 5

Clean formula

Green policy

Cruelty free

honesty

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  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
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why this score ?

Downy is not clean.
Criteria

synthetic free

naturally derived

organic certified

Ingredients used in products can be toxic to humans. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteriato understand why.

Hazard index: according to global standards.

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7-10

potential human toxins.

3-6

moderate human toxins.

1-2

low or no human toxins

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

synthetic free

Some products contain Fragrance~, Colour~, M.I.T, Dioxolane, B.H.A, Chlorine, Lilial, Lyral, M.C.I, B.I.T, P.E.Gs~, PPGs~, Benzyl Salicylate~, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Ammonium Chloride, Dye, Dimethicone, Eugenol~, Isoeugenol~, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal

~can be natural/ synthetic derived

naturally derived

Some Products Contain Fragrance~, Colour~, P.E.Gs~, PPGs~, Benzyl Salicylate~, Geraniol, Eugenol~, Isoeugenol~, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol

~can be natural/ synthetic derived

organic certified

Downy is not entirely green.
Criteria

earth safe

recycle material

We are not clear if Ingredients used in some products are eco pollutants. We have asked brand for further clarity.
Brand's recycling policies are not clear.

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

earth safe

Though Parent brand claims to be a responsible sourcer, ingredients used in some products are not earth friendly.
Some products contain P.E.Gs, Dioxolane, Siloxanes, Silicones, Deedmac, Acrylate Copolymer*

*not clear if this is water soluble or a micro plastic, we have asked the brand for clarity

Some of the major concerns about the chemical ingredients used in laundry detergents include toxicity to aquatic organisms and algae, Persistence in the environment
Eutrophication of fresh water, particularly by phosphate-based detergents (now, phosphates have been replaced by zeolites which may be alleviating this problem).
Further, it can make the wash water acidic, and depending on where that water runs to, it could impact the environment, having effects similar to acid rain.

recycle material

Parent Brand has announced participation with Terracycle™ – in some countries to collect and recycle their waste.
However, Post-consumer collection of packaging components is not available in all areas where products are sold.
In developing and third world countries all waste & plastic ends up in landfills.

Downy is not cruelty free.
Criteria

cruelty free

100% vegan

This brand tests on animals when required by law. By testing on animals, brand can no longer be considered vegan friendly.

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

cruelty free

Brand is on PETA list to avoid
Brand tests on animals when required by law

It should be noted that their Parent brand tests on animals when required by law.

100% vegan

By testing on animals, brand can no longer be considered vegan friendly
Some products contain PEGs~

~can be plant/ animal/ synthetic derived*
*it always best to write to the brand for more details on an ingredient origin.

Downy is honest.
Criteria

honesty

Brand has transparent labelling. Complete ingredients used are mentioned on product label / their website.

Please tap the ingredients to know more

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

honesty

Downy FAQs

Is Downy Cruelty Free ?
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Brand is on PETA list to avoid
Brand tests on animals when required by law

It should be noted that their Parent brand tests on animals when required by law.

Is Downy Eco friendly ?
-

Though Parent brand claims to be a responsible sourcer, ingredients used in some products are not earth friendly.
Some products contain P.E.Gs, Dioxolane, Siloxanes, Silicones, Deedmac, Acrylate Copolymer*

*not clear if this is water soluble or a micro plastic, we have asked the brand for clarity

Some of the major concerns about the chemical ingredients used in laundry detergents include toxicity to aquatic organisms and algae, Persistence in the environment
Eutrophication of fresh water, particularly by phosphate-based detergents (now, phosphates have been replaced by zeolites which may be alleviating this problem).
Further, it can make the wash water acidic, and depending on where that water runs to, it could impact the environment, having effects similar to acid rain.

Is Downy safe ?
-

Ingredients used in products can be toxic to humans. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteria to understand why.

Is Downy Organic ?
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Downy is not organic certified.

Is Downy safe for kids ?
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Ingredients used in products can be toxic to humans. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteria to understand why.

Is Downy vegan? ?
-

By testing on animals, brand can no longer be considered vegan friendly
Some products contain PEGs~

~can be plant/ animal/ synthetic derived*
*it always best to write to the brand for more details on an ingredient origin.

Does Downy use sustainable packaging ?
-

Parent Brand has announced participation with Terracycle™ – in some countries to collect and recycle their waste.
However, Post-consumer collection of packaging components is not available in all areas where products are sold.
In developing and third world countries all waste & plastic ends up in landfills.

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