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

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Dear, DEAR! Mia and rest of the Mods,

 

Thank you so very much for all this investigating. I can't even imagine how much time and effort it all involved. Just for an example, I had NO, NONE, ZERO idea that Estee's hand reached out to so many companies, cruelty-free - or NOT! Talk about gilding the lily! That company brings in kabillions of dollars and I bet many of their customers have NO idea how many other customers they've fooled because the customers who've purchased a brand they believe to be cruelty-free actually is, but it's owned by good ol' Estee who doesn't give a hoot and a holler about cruelty or not in so many other of "her" brands! Deceit at its purest, I say.

 

Anyway, thank you - I've learned a lot and appreciate the source, who I "trust". And in the cosmetic industry in the U.S., that's hard to come by.

 

With enduring appreciation -

 

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Many of these brands are owned by a parent company who DOES test on animals...keep that in mind. Like tarte who is owned by Kose who sells in china.....or smashbox owned by estee lauder (who owns like 25 other brands many of which you may have been deceived to believe are cruelty free which are not in my opinion when owned by a company who does).....or urban decay & nyx both owned by L'Oreal. You MUST do your own research....

 

Danyell

 

Brands Estee Lauder Owns...This is directly from their site....

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I contacted Sephora just a couple of days ago about their brand of products and if they tested on animals.  I was told that they do not and that they fight animal testing.  When I asked about their policy if a country requires animal testing, they admitted that they do test if it is required.  This to me is a cop out.  Be sure to ask this question when you are contacting any company about their animal testing policies.  One animal being tested on for beauty is one too many.  Also, their list of companies who do not test is flawed.  Check out the cruelty cutter app by the beagle freedom project for a more accurate list.  It's the best I've found so far.  For those of us in canada, crueltyfreeincanada.ca is very helpful.

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popcorn anyone ? 

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Sure!

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Thank you sooo much for posting the list. It's been difficult to find an recent accurate list of cruelty free sephora products. Now I know which brands to go for and ones that I will mostly avoid. 

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Thanks MiaBT for starting and updating this list. It's a start. There are so many organizations that have cruelty free lists like PETA, Leaping Bunny, Paula's Choice, Phyrra beauty blog and My Beauty Bunny to name a few. All have inconsistent information as the beauty world is so big and ever changing. Some brands are listed as cruelty free on PETA, but not on Leaping Bunny for instance and vice versa for example.

 

Even though this is a heated topic (and it should be) I think it's important that consumers make an informed decision. Not sure if you can add this information to your next update, but if you could include whether or not these products are sold in foreign markets like China that would be helpful.

 

Thanks!

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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

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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.

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Firstly, telling a concerned person to "give it a rest" is rude. If this isn't information you consider important, then move past it. But don't imply someone shouldn't care about this topic.

Secondly, you should also keep your facts up to date before you become unnecessarily sassy with others. Yes, China DID end their mandatory testing on animals law in July 2014, however this only applies to items that are manufactured in China, not to items that are imported. 

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I find it offensive of you to tell a caring person to give it rest. That's your own prerogative if you don't care about the torturous lives of these mistreated animals, but I believe you should at least respect the people that do care.

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The list from Sephora is most certainly inaccurate and deceiving. Mafan, you are 100% incorrect and doing a disservice by spreading partial-facts. China DID end mandatory testing of a few tests on a few products on July 31st. This accounts for a teensy percentage of cosmetic animal testing. It's a start., but that's all it is. 

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Perhaps you should get your facts straight

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China has not ended animal testing, and this list posted by sephora is inaccurate to say the least

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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...

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Honestly LoveDeeply, your best bet is probably to browse the Sephora website for mainland China. Because brands change all the time in each store and each country, asking a beauty advisor isn't the most reliable. Chances are they are asking a supervisor or viewing a company list which may have been issued 9 months ago and be 20% incorrect. By going to the Chinese sites you can see for yourself and reduce errors by cutting out the middle man

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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?

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The list hasn't been updated

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

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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.

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