Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Letter from Colgate About their Vegetarian Products

NOTE: Can one rely on the following letter that it's kosher? NO
Letter from Colgate About their Vegetarian Products

For vegetarian consumers, Colgate offers a large selection of products free of animal-derived ingredients. With more consumers seeking such products every day, Colgate is committed to making it easier for consumers to identify and select these products.
All Colgate Toothbrushes are free of any animal-derived ingredient.
Regarding Colgate toothpaste, the information below may be helpful to you. The following products do not currently contain glycerin or contain only synthetic or vegetable sourced glycerin:

• All Colgate Toothpastes for Children

• (Kids, Junior, My First -- all variants)

• Colgate Cavity Protection Winterfresh Gel

• Colgate Cavity Protection Great Regular Flavor (2.7 oz.)

• Colgate 2-in-1 Toothpaste & Mouthwash Fresh Mint,

• Icy Blast Whitening, Whitening and Tartar Control

• Colgate 2-in-1 Kids Toothpaste & Mouthwash:

• Watermelon, Bubble Gum, Fairly Odd Parents

• Colgate Fresh Confidence with Whitening Toothpaste

• Colgate Herbal White Fresh Mint Toothpaste

• Colgate Sparkling White Cinnamon Spice Gel

• Colgate Max Fresh Toothpastes

Additionally, another line of Colgate Oral Care products, Colgate

Simply White Clear Whitening Gel and Colgate Simply White Night Clear Whitening Gel also currently utilize only synthetic or vegetable derived glycerin.

The following Household Surface, Personal Care and Fabric Care products are also currently free of all animal-derived ingredients:


• AJAX Cleanser with Bleach


• PALMOLIVE, AJAX, DERMASSAGE and Crystal White Octagon Dish Liquids

• PALMOLIVE Dishwipes

• PALMOLIVE Super Scrub Gel Paste

• PALMOLIVE Gel Machine Dishwasher Detergent

• PALMOLIVE Triple Action Tabs Machine Dishwasher Detergent


• Speed Stick Gel, Lady Speed Stick Gel, and Teen Spirit

• Gel Lady Speed Stick and Teen Spirit Invisible Dry

• Antiperspirants

• Speed Stick 24/7 Antiperspirants

• Speed Stick Power of Nature Antiperspirants

• Speed Stick Ultimate Antiperspirants

• Softsoap Brand Foam Works Liquid Hand Soap

• Softsoap Brand Fruit Essentials Liquid Hand Soap

• Softsoap Brand Clear Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

• (Aquarium & Rainforest)

• Softsoap Brand Naturals Body Wash (Contains dairy)

• Softsoap Brand Morning Mist Body Wash

• Softsoap Brand Plumeria Body Wash

• Softsoap Brand Silky Radiance Exfoliating Bodywash

• Softsoap Brand Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Wash

• Softsoap Brand Aroma Cream Body Wash

• Softsoap Brand Active Body Wash for Men

• Softsoap Brand Morning Mist Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

• Softsoap Brand Vanilla Brown Sugar Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

• (glycerin is vegetable derived)

• Softsoap Brand Lavender and Chamomile Liquid Hand Soap

• (glycerin is vegetable derived)

• Skin Bracer® After Shave

• Skin Bracer® Pre-Electric Shave Lotion

• Afta™ After Shave Skin Conditioner

• Afta™ Pre-Electric Shave Lotion


AJAX, Fab, Dynamo and Fresh Start Laundry Detergents Colgate seeks to provide consumers with the most accurate and up-to-date product information possible. All of the products listed above are free of animal-derived ingredients as of the date of this letter. Because Colgate's sourcing of ingredients and/or the ingredients themselves may be subject to change in the future, however, please contact Colgate's Consumer Affairs Department toll-free at: 1-800-221-4607 or log onto www.colgate.com if you have a question about a product on this list or if you have a question about a Colgate product not listed here.
Consumer Affairs Representative
Consumer Affairs Departmen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I applaud Colgate for not using animal ingredients in so many products, but while they still test on animals their products cannot really be considered vegetarian or vegan.