I took the average of all three categories to deduce the overall rating. Overall, compared to other brands of hair dye (such as L’Oreal or Garnier), Manic Panic is a more sustainable brand, this product has less toxic ingredients, more sustainable ingredients on average, less known cruelty in the process of production, and less packaging.
Paraben-free, Gluten-free, Ammonia-free, Resorcinol-free, PPD-free, Phthalate-free (1 out of 1 Planet)
Ingredients (0.25 out of 1 Planet )
Packaging (0.5 out of 1 planet )
Vegan and Cruelty Free - “Tested on celebrities, not animals” “acredited by PETA”
The product is made in the USA. Therefore, it is assumed that working conditions, hours, and minimum wage meet U.S. law throughout production. However, there is no information about the manufacturing of the product or packaging, not information about conditions of jobs Thats acquire the ingredients.
This Product is made in the USA by the company Manic Panic. Manic Panic was started 43 years ago by two sisters who play punk rock and dye their hair a lot. Their slogan is Dye for Peace.“15% of Manic Panic’s annual profits are donated to various charities.” They donate to a large variety of charities including the World Wide Fund (WWF) (nature), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (animals), Green Chimneys (animals), True Colors (homelessness, LBGTQ+), BCRF (Breast Cancer), Etc. Overall, the company is transparent about their history and current goals/actions. However, on their website there is no information about the ingredients. They also sell their product on Amazon, which is a company that has much worse values than Manic Panic. I give the Manic Panic company 2.8 Planets. This company has really great goals and initiatives and was founded with a virtuous purpose. The only reason they lose 0.2 Planets is because they sell on Amazon which is a company with goals and initiatives nowhere near as virtuous or sustainable (this is a difficult trade-off, though, because we must measure the harm from using amazon against the good of selling more product). Overall, though, compared to most other hair-dye companies, they are a better brand.
All quotes in this review come from Manic Panic’s website: https://manicpanic.com/pages/about-us