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Animal Testing, Gluten & Vegan Info

LIST UPDATED 2017 - Sephora also suggests contacting brands directly for more information and details than we have provided here if needed Smiley Happy


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!

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


Our private label Sephora Collection 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 - (PETA)


Anastasia - (PETA)


Bare Escentuals - (PETA)


Becca -

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



Bite Beauty - (Leaping Bunny) Gluten Free


Blinc - (PETA)




Gluten Free


Cane + Austin-

(we reached out to them and they confirmed no testing and all products are vegan except for the eye cream) 


Caudalie -

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


Clarins -

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



(We reached out to the brand and they confirmed no testing)


Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - (PETA)



(We reached out to them and they have confirmed no testing)


Hourglass - (PETA)



(We reached out to them and confirmed no testing)

Jack Black - (PETA)


Josie Maran - (PETA)


Juicy Couture –

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free 



(We reached out and they said no to testing and all of the products are vegan except the Clarifying+ Mask because it contains honey)


Kate Somerville –

Cruelty/Gluten Free


Kat Von D -



Korres  -


L’Occitane –

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


L’artisan parfumeur –

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free


LivingProof –

Cruelty Free/Gluten Free Stylers


Make Up For Ever –

Cruelty Free


Milk Makeup-

(We reached out to the brand and they confirmed they are cruelty free)


Murad - (PETA)


Nails Inc –

Cruelty Free



Cruelty Free


Ole Henriksen –

Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free


Omorovicza –

Cruelty Free Perfect


Ren – (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.”


Reverie- (LB)


Rosebud –

“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 - (PETA)



(We reached out to them and they confirmed no testing


Sweat Cosmetics-

(We reached out to the brand and they confirmed that they are vegan/gluten free and cruelty free)


Tarte - (PETA)


Tata Harper – (LB, PETA)


Too Faced Cosmetics - (PETA)


Urban Decay -  (PETA, LB)


Wen - - (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 Smiley Happy


xo, Mia & the rest of the Mods

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The list hasn't been updated

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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,


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.





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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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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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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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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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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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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.



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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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4everacting, I have found this list which is a vegan list but it ALSO shows the parent company for a brand WHEN that parent company tests on animals. This list is also frequently updated! Smiley Happy

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popcorn anyone ? 

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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, is very helpful.

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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....




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


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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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Most of these company are owned by companies they do test on animals. Try also sell to china. Dog deeper and you'll find companies use loop holes to deny animals testing, when in fact they do test. 

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Wow, a billion typos....! You get the point though!

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Regardless, if they live or die and how testing is performed, these animals live very sad and lonely lives locked in cages.

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You guys should check out LaRitzy ( It's a cruelty free beauty box and they only send non toxic products. I've discovered so many new products and brands that I didn't know about, it's great. 

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Thanks for the post. This sounds interesting.

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This is awesome info. Just yesterday I was trying to decide on a beauty box but gave up bc non were cruelty free. Thank you!!

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How can you claim that Sephora private label products are "cruelty free" and "have never been tested on animals"?


That is a flat out lie!  Your products are sold in China!  Where the law mandates animal testing!  


If you want to sell in China, fine, but at least have the integrity to be honest your products.