Last Updated: December 31, 2023

How Ethical Is Buxom?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Buxom cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Buxom’s policies.
Buxom doesn’t test on animals but Buxom sells brushes made with animal hair. Buxom is also owned by Shiseido, a parent company that is NOT cruelty-free.
Not all of Buxom’s products are vegan, but they have some vegan options.
Buxom does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
Buxom claims their mica is ethically sourced without child labor. See their ethical mica mining policy here.
Buxom products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About Buxom

Buxom offers a range of tingling lip products and big, bold, sexy eye and skin essentials.


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Is Buxom Cruelty-Free?

🐰 Buxom is a cruelty-free brand. None of Buxom’s ingredients or products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.

How Did We Conclude Buxom is Cruelty-Free?

Buxom has met all the criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist, which includes ALL of the following:

  • ✓ Buxom confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf.
  • ✓ Buxom confirmed all their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals
  • ✓ Buxom confirmed they do not allow or sell their products under conditions where animal testing is required by law

By meeting all of our Cruelty-Free Criteria, Buxom is a truly cruelty-free brand by our standards.

Is Buxom Certified Cruelty-Free?

Yes. PETA recognizes Buxom as cruelty-free. But Buxom is NOT certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny or Cruelty Free International. 

Is Buxom Owned By a Company That Tests on Animals?

Buxom used to be owned by Shiseido, a parent company that isn’t cruelty-free. However, Shiseido sold Buxom to a private equity company, and Orveon is now the parent company of Buxom.

Is Buxom Sold in China?

Buxom has confirmed they do NOT currently sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

What’s going on with China’s animal testing laws in 2024? Some cosmetics sold in China can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, without meeting those conditions, animal testing is still legally required for most cosmetics sold in China in 2024.

Is Buxom Vegan?

⭐️ Buxom is NOT a vegan brand. Some of Buxom’s products contain animal-derived ingredients and by-products. But Buxom offers some vegan options.

Does Buxom Label Its Vegan Products?

Some of Buxom’s vegan products are clearly labeled as vegan.

Are Buxom’s Products Certified Vegan?

No. Buxom’s vegan products are NOT certified vegan by an official or third-party vegan designation. Buxom’s vegan products are self-reported and defined by the brand itself. 

Where are Buxom’s products made?

I asked Buxom where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“All of our products are manufactured in the United States.”

Ethical Mica Mining Policy

Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add a shimmery effect. But the mining of natural mica has been linked to child labor and human rights violations.

Unless the company discloses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

So I asked Buxom if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“We can confirm that BUXOM Cosmetics does not use child labor to source mica and prohibits suppliers from using child labor. At this time, we do not have a certificate that we can provide. You can find more information regarding our Human Rights Policy, by visiting our parent company, Shiseido, here: https://corp.shiseido.com/en/sustainability/rights/index.html.

I would be happy to help you with your Mica inquiry. I am sorry, but due to where we mine our mica for our products is proprietary information and we do not disclose this. Please be assured, we do not mine our mica where children are involved. We are very strict in following the Child Labor Laws.”

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