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Animal Testing, Gluten & Vegan Info

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LIST UPDATED 6/21/14 - Sephora also suggests contacting brands directly for more information and details than we have provided here if needed :smileyhappy:

 

Hello lovely BTers!! We hear you and we've been working to update the previous post Tiffany did in 2011 regarding Animal Testing. Since we carry over 200 other brands, the ones we've listed below have confirmed that they do not test on animals and/or we’ve confirmed the following brands on the PETA or Leaping Bunny list.  Please keep in mind that the sites may update their information more frequently than we do, but we will try our best to keep it up to date!

 

http://features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-search/index.aspx

http://www.leapingbunny.org/shopsearch.php

(yes, I posted an outside link, but its for your use & was approved :smileywink: )

 

Our private label Sephora Collection and Sephora Originals (Hello Kitty, Kat Von D, Formula X, and Pantone) are cruelty free (meaning that the products have never been tested on animals).

 

Any info we could confirm (vegan/gluten free) are listed below the links.  We hope this helps!!

 

Amika - http://bit.ly/1ns7J3P (PETA)

 

Anastasia - http://bit.ly/dmGpFF (PETA)

 

Bare Escentuals - http://bit.ly/1nCQQ (PETA)

 

Becca - http://bit.ly/Kul5yK

(we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)

 

Betsy Johnson – http://bit.ly/1bMAgcK

(we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)

 

Bite Beauty - http://bit.ly/1px3ze9 (Leaping Bunny)

 

Blinc - http://bit.ly/kzOLQW (PETA)

 

Bond No 9 – http://bit.ly/1fa5hzk

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Butter London – http://bit.ly/Kulr8N

(we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)

 

Carol's Daughter - http://bit.ly/kDoUPh (PETA)

 

Caudalie - http://bit.ly/K0ur4Z

(we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)

 

Clarins - http://bit.ly/1drQjhf

(we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)

 

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - http://bit.ly/1cV0lLp (PETA)

 

DuWop - http://bit.ly/j2deqC

 

Hello Kitty - http://bit.ly/etHHT0

 

Hourglass - http://bit.ly/4kvSzp (PETA)

 

Illume – http://bit.ly/1cV0nmu

Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Jack Black - http://bit.ly/khv2yF (PETA)

 

JINsoon – http://bit.ly/1aCQUw0

Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Josie Maran - http://bit.ly/dJ8G4F (PETA)

 

Juicy Couture – http://bit.ly/K0uFJa

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Julep – http://bit.ly/K0uGwU

Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Jurlique – http://bit.ly/1abDbzR

(we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)

 

Justin Bieber – http://bit.ly/1cV0Bdo

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Kate Somerville – http://bit.ly/1cxsjvK

Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Kat Von D - http://bit.ly/11gvyT

 

KenzoUSA – http://bit.ly/1aCReus

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Keratinperfect – http://bit.ly/1kno5NX

Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Korres Natural Products - http://bit.ly/6wFIIp

 

L’Occitane – http://bit.ly/1aCRBW8

(we reached out to them directly & they confirmed Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free, but they are not listed on either site) 

 

L’artisan parfumeur – http://bit.ly/1ehlTQt

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

LivingProof – http://bit.ly/1eDGmzG

Cruelty Free/Gluten Free Stylers

 

Make Up For Ever – http://bit.ly/1gcSZ5E

Cruelty Free

 

ME Smooth – http://bit.ly/1cxsS8M

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Murad - http://bit.ly/kwC46T (PETA)

 

Nails Inc – http://bit.ly/1dbFJQG

Cruelty Free

 

NARS – http://bit.ly/199Ahgl

Cruelty Free

 

NUDE – http://bit.ly/K0vMIS

Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – http://bit.ly/1cV1DWH (PETA)

 

Ole Henriksen – http://bit.ly/1abDWJc

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Omorovicza – http://bit.ly/1aCSwFS

Cruelty Free Perfect

 

Formula X – http://bit.ly/1gcTflm

Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Pantone - http://bit.ly/wjXwYp

 

Ren – http://bit.ly/K0w4j2 (PETA)

“We do not test any of our products on animals. Our products are not tested on our behalf by any third party. The only animal products we use are honey and beeswax in the Lip Honey.”

 

Rosebud – http://bit.ly/1a2JtOt

“There are no animal by-products in any of the salves or lip balms. Beeswax is contained in Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm, Strawberry Lip Balm, and Mocha Rose Lip Balm, however, NO beeswax is contained in Rosebud Salve, Minted Rose Lip Balm, or Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm”

 

Smashbox - http://bit.ly/cV7R0g (PETA)

 

Tarte - http://bit.ly/9z2JWF (PETA)

 

Tata Harper – http://bit.ly/1icj5aj (LB, PETA)

 

TanTowel - http://bit.ly/JERYJb (PETA)

 

The New Black – http://bit.ly/1iMMhaK

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free

 

Too Faced Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/mimfHa (PETA)

 

Urban Decay - http://bit.ly/kMsQFE  (PETA, LB)

 

Wen - http://bit.ly/NJSeI8 - (LB)

 

We will be updating this list as necessary, since we are constantly adding and removing products on our site. If you have any questions regarding brands listed above, please contact them directly as they may reformulate products and change manufacturers :smileyhappy:

 

xo, Mia & the rest of the Mods

LoveDeeply

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Dear Mia on behalf of Sephora,

 

I am very disappointed that you choose to provide your products and services to consumers wherever they live even if that means throwing your principles out the window in the name of profit.

Because of this, I cannot purchase Sephora-brand and other animal-testing brands' products, even t
hough I really enjoy shopping at the store and online.

While you give with one hand, you take with the other. Your claims to be cruelty-free are meaningless when you agree to sell-out to any country that insists on having antiquated animal testing policies. I look forward to the day when China's government bureaucrats will end its cosmetics animal testing policies.

I am sorry that the decision-makers at Sephora cannot see beyond dollar signs and ignore the needless suffering that thousands of animals must suffer through just so we can wear some lipstick.

 

Sincerely,

 

Daniela

mafan

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Oh give it a rest. 

 

1) 3 posts aren't going to get you more answers.

 

2) China ended their mandatory testing of cosmetics on animals in July.

 

Keep your facts up to date before you start spamming the thread with your complaints.

LoveDeeply

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I did not have much luck emailing Sephora about animal-testing. 

 

The private label Sephora brand seems to test on animals because it is sold in China and I see it on the Sephora China website, and because at least some products are made outside of China - thus the Chinese government officials require by law that they be tested on animals.  The exact same argument goes for many of the brands are listed in Sephora's reply email that I received on August 10, 2014, including the brands Benefit, Clarins, and Phyto, which can clearly be seen on the Sephora China website.

Mia, would you be able to answer my question, which was not addressed in the Sephora email reply?  Re: The Sephora private label brand and Sephora's sub-brands (like Formula X): Which of the Sephora sub-brands are the ones that are sold in in China (tested on animals if they are made outside of China), and which are not sold in China (likely not tested on animals)?

Thank you...

LoveDeeply

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Dear Mia on behalf of Sephora,

 

This list is very deceiving because it shows brands that sell to China who are claiming to not test on animals (such as Clarins, Makeup For Ever, Sephora brand, and Caudalie)

 

I understand China requires that all imported cosmetics be tested on animals. Your brand retails in China.

 

- Exactly what sort of of animal testing does China require?
- What exactly do the cosmetics animal tests entail?
- Is each animal killed after being tested on one or more times?

andyhtrieu

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The list hasn't been updated

SHolmes221

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Tirah, any excuse to buy more makeup works for me! :smileywink:

SHolmes221

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This was taken directly from Smashbox's website:

Do you test on animals?
We don’t test on animals, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.

What countries require animal testing?
China, most notably, in addition to a few others that conduct testing by law of cosmetic products or ingredients to demonstrate safety.

Does Smashbox sell in any of these countries?
No.

What are we doing to end animal testing?
Our founders launched with a commitment to end animal testing, and that commitment remains. For instance, we only conduct or commission in vitro/human volunteer testing to show our products are safe, and we’re part of the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing, among other efforts.

Thank you for reading—and caring!

Smashbox is not listed on Sephora's Chinese website, so I will continue to use their products.

Tirah

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Yes! Smashbox is one of several cosmetic lines that pulled out of China and is back to being Cruelty Free...for now. Many of these companies are finding it very hard to accommodate both the few countries that require testing and the very many countries that have a ban on testing.  My problem with Smashbox is their double talk. If they only test "where required by law" but don't sell in the countries that require testing then why do they need the disclaimer? Also they are an Estee Lauder company who threw out their "cruelty free" status in favor of profits so I'm pretty sure pulling Smashbox out of China was more of an accounting decision, not a humane one.

 

In my opinion - everyone swarm and buy out the Smashbox counter! If Estee Lauder sees that whatever profits they loose by pulling out of testing countries they regain by winning back us bunny friends then they just might put more conviction into their "we love animals" stance.

Tirah

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Sorry my reply is up here...for some reason this board won't let me "reply" to SocialQuota...

You are right, I was mistaken about Hong Kong still being a British Territory, however I wasn't wrong about the self governing. Hong Kong operates its own government with complete autonomy. As such they have followed EU's lead and banned all animal testing for cosmetics in 2013.

Tirah

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Saying "they sell in China" as proof a company has secret bunny torture chambers is very inaccurate. Especially since most, if not all, of these companies also sell in EU countries like France and England where absolutely no part of a cosmetic, from supplier ingredient to finished product, can be tested on animals. Cosmetics that are manufactured outside of China and imported in is subjected to testing if it contains specific ingredients or combinations that China hasn't proven to be safe. If a company wants to sell in China they have to either open their own factory in China and get all ingredients from Chinese suppliers to avoid animal testing. Or they can allow the specific production lots that will be imported to be tested on an animal. At the same time they can't let the same supplier ingredients/finished product to touch a bunny if they want to sell in France. It is a very tight rope.

 

It really depends on how political your convictions are. If you just want to make sure your specific mascara or lipstick hasn't been tested on a bunny at any time, then about 80% of Sephora is open to you as long as you pay attention to where that finished product was manufactured (the origin will be printed on either the box or the label). If you want to make sure your brand is animal friendly then you are down to about 30-40% of Sephora. If you want to condemn the bunny loving child because their parent and only go for brands that are bunny friendly all the way up to the top then you can now only use about 20% of Sephora.

 

Final note: don't confuse Hong Kong for China. Hong Kong is a self-ruled British territory that has banned animal testing. If you go to Sheshido's company page you can find a list of their lines. As of a week ago only about 2 of their lines were sold in China. Bare Minerals, Buxom and Nars is sold in Hong Kong, not China.

TheSocialQuota

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One fact check, sorry! +1 to your other info. Hong Kong was relinquished back to China in 1997. HK still enjoys more freedoms (such as Freedom of Press and others) and privileges than mainland China.

 

Wikipedia: "..a former British Colony and is currently a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China..."

sweetandtoxic

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This list is so TOTALLY wrong - almost all these companies are owner by Animal Testing parent companies (such as in the case of Urban Decay & Bare Escentual) Or sell to China which MANDATES that ALL products be tested on animals if sold in their country (Such as in the case of Sephora Brand.) Maybe 3 of these brands are actually certified cruelty free- listing them as being such is misleading!

TheSocialQuota

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I just checked Shiseido, parent company of Bare Escentuals and PETA has them on the Non-animal test. test.JPGMaybe you have this based on older information?

 

Mar 4, 2013 - With the European Union's new ban just around the corner, Shiseido has officially ended animal testing for its products. - Huffington Post

 

I recommend a read of the entire article as it highlights the points of the EU law that is targeting a clean up of all cosmetics.

shellerz

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It is sad that we have come so far with development that companies still have to test on poor and innocent animals. I think labels should be SWITCHED or at least address animal testing either way! Companies that DO require animal testing should put it on their labels...I think that would have a big impact on consumers too. Like if they buy their makeup and look at the back and it says: Tested on animals...how big of an impact would that make on your purchase decisions? I know I would think twice about buying it. This is a big issue and I hope that one day NO companies ever have to test on animals again!

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sulfate

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Thank you for doing all that work Miabt!
I'm sorry if this has already been covered (I didn't read all the responses), but I want to let people know to be aware they can't simply email a company and rely on the response.  I was very surprised a company would lie in writing, but I corresponded quite a bit with Caudalie a year ago and they didn't hesitate lying in response to very specific questions.  At the time, I let Sephora know that Caudalies cruelty free statement on the Sephora's 'behind the brand' page was incorrect but nothing was done about it.  I see Sephora has since taken that down (good for you Sephora!).  

 

Sephora, if you are listening, I think you are missing a huge business opportunity by not having an accurate cruelty free list to access for products you sell.  The most business I ever did with Sephora is when you used to have the 'natural' section.  It was like having my own little store.   As much as I love Sephora, I've taken a lot of my business elsewhere because I got tired of playing cruelty free detective.  The people who don't care will simply ignore your cruelty free list, but you can see there are a lot of people who would love to do a quick search.  I realize you don't think you can stay current on all that information, but all that would be needed is to have the companies you carry to sign a document that states they need to keep you updated on their policies or they get kicked out of Sephora.. easy peasy.   I'm sure you've thought of this and have made a business decision not to do it, but had to suggest it once again :smileyhappy:

skin40

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I'm curious to know how you KNOW Caudalie lied to you about their testing practices. You seem so confident, yet you have gicen no proof to back uo your claim. 

gogreyhound

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If you go to the "leaping bunny" site, it boggles the mind how FEW companies are truly cruelty free, and how MANY, many many companies are not. Pretty much everything from head to toe, and all over our households, have some sort of either animal product or are tested on animals. It is sad.

wpld

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I don't agree with many things Peta does, however I do use their list, among others to see what companies test.

 

I appreciate the effort  put in by  whoever wrote the above article, however they should not have put it up without having their facts straight about companies that claim to be cruelty free yet sell in China.  The article does a great disservice to readers who are committed to only buying from cruelty free companies.  Please revamp this article and make it correct.

glammyb

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Be aware the companies claiming cruelty free is not cast in stone.  

1. they use deceptive wording (except where required by law - which translates to "we want to sell more products, so if a country requires testing, we'll do it!")

2. they may be owned by a company that does test (Urban Decay purchased by L'Oreal - what a sad day, Burt's Bees owned by Clorox, etc)

3. a company changes policy

 

Even if you find a company that's listed as cruelty free, you have to periodically check to see if things have changed.  This is the most frustrating part.  There have been so many holy grail makeup faves I've had to give up b/c the company was no longer cruelty free.  That means I have to not only find a replacement product I love just as much but it must be from a company that's still cruelty free.

glammyb

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A good check, go to the Sephora China website.  If a brand is sold there, they test on animals.

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