Eva NYC is a brand out of Brooklyn New York that specializes in the development of hair products and tools, using ingredients like Keravis protein complex, argan oil, as well as other premium ingredients like Vitamin C, Omegas 3, 6, 9, natural rich starch, zeolite, and more.
The brand also claims that it wants to spread kindness to the planet, animals, which is why they are considered a cruelty-free brand. In fact, Eva NYC is an officially cruelty-free certified brand by the Leaping Bunny Organization.
In other words, Eva NYC must abide by certain criteria and follow certain procedures that enable them to remain cruelty-free.
However, does this mean Eva NYC is a vegan brand? Not quite.
Why is Eva NYC Not Considered a Vegan Brand?
The reason is simple.
Even if it’s just one product, there are animal-based ingredients being used in the formulas. In response to an email we found online, Eva NYC stated the following:
“As far as vegan options; Royal Jelly, derived from honey bees, is utilized in our Skip the Spa Thermal Hair Wrap. No other Eva-NYC product uses animal-derived ingredients.”
They often differentiate between just certified cruelty-free products and certified vegan & cruelty-free products. Here is how they do it via logos:
Does that mean the product on the left isn’t vegan? Not necessarily.
For instance, within the Chameleon Color Set, there isn’t a flagrant animal ingredient you’d typically find in non-vegan products like beeswax or carmine. However, there are ingredients like Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate which is basically a synthetic skin-conditioning agent derived from stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid.
Stearic Acid is an ingredient that is often used as a binder in foods, and it can be extracted from either an animal or vegetable source. In fact, it can be found in animal and vegetable oils, animal fats, cascarilla bark extract, and it can also be found in synthetic form.
There is a chance it’s not vegan but that depends on the actual source, which can only be known by contacting either the company or the manufacturer.
In any case, the reason we cannot consider Eva NYC a vegan brand is that they have a product that is not vegan. At the same time, it’s simply not fair if we didn’t also say that Eva NYC’s entire product range is FOR THE MOST PART vegan-friendly.
Other animal ingredients to keep in mind
Let me also say the following: If you’re planning to buy beauty products in the near future, there are certainly some ingredients that you should be particularly careful about.
Here is a list of them:
- Oleic Acid
- Animal hair
As we’ve mentioned before when talking about stearic acid, some of these ingredients may or not be vegan depending on their origin.
Where to Purchase Eva NYC Products
Verdict: Eva NYC is Cruelty-Free but is not 100% Vegan
Indeed, Eva NYC is a certified Leaping Bunny brand so you can be sure that they’re truly not testing on animals given the set of rules they have to stick to in order to renew the certificate.
Also, while we say that Eva NYC is not 100% vegan, in fact, it would be more accurate to say that Eva NYC is 99.9% vegan. According to information we found, they only have one non-vegan product that contains honey.
Other than that one product, they’re fully vegan.