BECCA Cosmetics is a popular makeup brand widely known for its award-winning highlighters and radiance-boosting primers but is BECCA cruelty-free and vegan? I’ve got the answers here!
Is BECCA Cruelty-Free?
BECCA is Cruelty-free! None of BECCA’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
However, it should be noted that BECCA Cosmetics is owned by Estee Lauder, a parent corporation that does tests on animals when required by law.
UPDATE: Sadly, BECCA will be closing down its business in September 2021 due to the pandemic. I will keep this post up until then.
BECCA Animal Testing Policy
BECCA has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
Below is a screenshot of BECCA’s official animal testing statement:
Is BECCA Sold in China?
Most imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals in 2021. However, BECCA has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
BECCA Acquired by Estee Lauder
In 2016, BECCA was acquired by Estee Lauder, a corporation that does test on animals when required by law.
Although BECCA is owned by Estee Lauder, the brand has remained committed to being a cruelty-free brand.
Is BECCA Vegan?
Not all of BECCA’s products are vegan as some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, BECCA does have some vegan options.
Please reference below for a list of BECCA’s vegan products.
You can also find out which of their products are vegan as they’re marked on their website under each product description. See below for an example.
BECCA Vegan Product List
As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of BECCA vegan products as all of their vegan products are now clearly marked. Check their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on which products are vegan or not.
The following BECCA products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
- Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer
- BECCA Light Shifter™ Dewing Tint
- BECCA Light Shifter™ Finishing Veil
- BECCA x Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Face & Eye Palette
- BECCA x Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Lip Gloss Kit
- BECCA Zero™ No Pigment Virtual Foundation
- Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer
- Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
- First Light Priming Filter Face Primer
- Hydra-Light Plumping Lip Balm
- Hydra-Light Plumping Lip Mask
- Hydra-Light Smoothing Lip Scrub
- Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder
- Ignite Liquified Light Face & Body Highlighter
- Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
- Light Gleam™ Primer & Topper Liquid Eyeshadow
- Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation
- Under Eye Brightening Corrector
- Zero™ No Pigment Glass Highlighter For Face + Lip
- Zero™ No Pigment Virtual Foundation
Is BECCA Sustainable?
BECCA Cosmetics headquarters is based in: New York
BECCA Cosmetics does not claim to be a sustainable company.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any information on BECCA’s sustainability, environmental, and social initiatives.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: “Most BECCA products are paraben-free; however, some are not. We’ve included a full listing of ingredients for each product on the product page and specify claims like “paraben-free” in the Details and Ingredients tab of each page.”
Is BECCA’s Mica Ethically-Sourced? BECCA claims their mica is “globally-sourced” and goes on to state their parent company, Estee Lauder’s partnership with a local NGO working towards improving living conditions in India.
“Becca formulates with mica that is globally sourced. While our ingredient supply chains are complex and multilayered, The Estee Lauder Companies has proactively partnered with local NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (now the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation or KSCF) to help address child labor in the mica mining industry by promoting education as an alternative to work for children in mica-sourcing communities.
For more information, please reference our CR Report. You can also read more, here!“
I hope this article helped you to understand BECCA Cosmetics’ cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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