black|Up is the first French upscale beauty brand dedicated to women of color but is black Up cruelty-free and vegan in 2021? We’ve got the answers here!
Is black Up Cruelty-Free?
black Up is Cruelty-free! None of black Up’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
black Up’s Animal Testing Policy
black Up 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 snippet of the response I received from black Up when I emailed them to ask about their animal testing policy:
“None of black|Up’s products have been tested on animals. black|Up is a French based brand and the European cosmetic regulation (Réglement Cosmétique 1223/2009) bans animal testing on cosmetic products. Hence, in accordance with European regulations and the brand’s value, no black|Up products have been tested on animals. Moreover, our products are not available for sale on the Chinese Market.“
Is black Up Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, black Up has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
You can find black Up’s cruelty-free products at Sephora.
Is black Up Vegan?
Not all of black Up’s products are vegan as some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, black Up does have some vegan options.
Below is a list of black Up’s vegan products.
The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on black Up’s official website about its vegan products:
“A lot of our products are vegan but others may contain animal ingredients. These ingredients are lanolin, beeswax and carmine. The complete list of ingredients are always listed on our product pages.“
black Up’s Vegan Product List
The following black Up’s products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
You can also find out which of their products are vegan as they’re labelled accordingly on their website under each product description.
Primer – Black Up Vegan
Foundation – Black Up Vegan
- CC Cream Multi-Action
- Full Coverage Cream Foundation
- Mat Definition Foundation
- Matifying Fluid Foundation
- New Contouring Stick
- Two Way Cake
Concealer – Black Up Vegan
Powder – Black Up Vegan
- Anti-Shine Loose Powder
- Colour Correcting Loose Powder
- Contouring Powder
- Matte Definition Powder
- Sublime Powder
- Two Way Cake
Bronzer & Radiance – Black Up Vegan
Blush – Black Up Vegan
Eyes – Black Up Vegan
Lips – Black Up Vegan
Skincare – Black Up Vegan
- Bamboo Scrub – Exfoliating Gel
- Cleansing Water
- Daily Face Purifying Gel
- Dark Spot Correcting Night Cream
- Dark Spot Correcting Serum
- Hydration Generator Fluid
- Lip Tint Dissolving Gel
- Micro Dermabrasion – Deep Pore Cleanser
- Oxygen Mask – Matifying Fresh Mask
- Ultra Matifying Rebalancing Fluid
This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at [email protected] to let me know.
I hope this article helped you to understand Black Up’s 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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