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Forest Essentials

Este’e Lauder

our verdict

Brand needs to be transparent with full ingredients on all product labels and website.

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why this score ?

unclear if Forest Essentials is clean.
Criteria

synthetic free

naturally derived

organic certified

Brand does not give full label transparency for all products. Hence it is difficult to give it a clean chit.

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Hazard index: according to global standards. Please tap the ingredients to know more

7-10

potential human toxins.

3-6

moderate human toxins.

1-2

low or no human toxins

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

synthetic free

Though brand claims to be totally natural, it mentions key ingredients on their website and some product labels.
In the absence of complete ingredient transparency, it is very difficult to ascertain this.

Some products have Retinyl Palmitate, EDTA, Tocopherol~, Reconstituted oils

naturally derived

Though brand claims to be totally natural, it mentions key ingredients on their website & labels.
Some products contain Fragrance*, Palm Oil Derivatives**, Shea Butter***, Alcohol Denat (derived from Grain), Tocopherol~, Natural Preservatives (Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate)

*from essential oils
*sustainable/ Parent brand is part of RSPO
***we have asked for clarity on fair trade source

organic certified

Brand is certified Ministry Of Ayush (India) For Ayurvedic Formula.
Brand claims to use certified organic ingredients in some products, but no certification is given for these.

unclear if Forest Essentials is green.
Criteria

earth safe

recycle material

Brand does not give full label transparency for all products. Hence it is difficult to give it a green chit.

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

earth safe

Brand claims to follow environmental waste friendly practices at their manufacturing units, and uses renewable plant energy source in their products.

However they do not give full ingredient transparency on product labels/ website.
In the absence of complete ingredient transparency, it is very difficult to ascertain this.
Some products contain Palm Oil derivatives*, Titanium Dioxide**

*sustainable/ Parent brand is part of RSPO
To know more about Palm Oil & its impact on forests wildlife & the environment, check this post https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail.aspx?id=5

**unclear if this is non nano/ we have asked the brand for further information

recycle material

They use glass, metal & plastics for most their product packaging.
We have asked them for further clarity on their recycling policies and PCR content.

It should be noted, that most makeup plastics are difficult to recycle.
So it is always good when brands accept back their empties for sterilizing and recycling and when they offer refills.

Forest Essentials is cruelty free.
Criteria

cruelty free

100% vegan

Brand is committed to being cruelty free. And has confirmed to zoobop that they do not sell their products where animal testing is mandatory as per law.

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

cruelty free

Brand is PETA listed and is committed to being a 100% cruelty free.
With no animal testing at any stage of production or marketing.

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

100% vegan

Some products contain Beeswax, Cow’s Milk, Goat’s Milk, Hydrolyzed Silk, Royal Jelly, Honey, Urea, Ghee, Glycerine~, Lecithin~, Cetearyl Alcohol~, Fatty Acid~, Panthenol~
Brand has vegan options**

~can be plant/ animal derived
**users are advised to check the label for all ingredient content.

Forest Essentials is not entirely honest.
Criteria

honesty

Not all products have complete ingredients mentioned on back labels or their website.

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

honesty

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