Is Buxom Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Buxom Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Buxom Cosmetics is a popular color cosmetics brand known for their plumping lip glosses and big, bold, sexy eye makeup products but is Buxom cruelty-free and vegan?

Is Buxom Cruelty-Free?

Buxom is Cruelty-free! None of Buxom’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

However, it should be noted that Buxom is owned by Shiseido, a parent corporation that does test on animals when required by law.

Buxom Animal Testing Policy

Buxom has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not allow others to test on their behalf, their suppliers also do not test on animals, and their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing by law.

Below is what’s currently stated on Buxom’s website:

Does Buxom Test on Animals? | Buxom's Animal Testing Statement 2019
Buxom Animal Testing Policy

Although Buxom Cosmetics is owned by Shiseido, the brand has remained committed to being a cruelty-free brand.

Buxom is included on our List of Cruelty-Free Brands.

You can find Buxom’s cruelty-free products at buxomcosmetics.com, Sephora, and Ulta.

Is Buxom Vegan?

Buxom’s products do contain animal-derived ingredients and by-products like beeswax, carmine, and lanolin and Buxom’s makeup brushes are also not cruelty-free or vegan as they’re made from real animal hair.

The one and only product BUXOM claims to be vegan is their Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara.

Below is what’s currently stated on Buxom’s website about their vegan options:

Are Buxom products vegan-friendly? | Buxom claims many of their products are suitable for vegans however some of Buxom products do contain animal-derived ingredients.
Buxom Vegan Status

When I emailed Buxom to ask for a list of their vegan-friendly products, they replied stating

“We have many Buxom products that are suitable for vegan customers. However, some of our products do contain one or more of the following: Carmine, Beeswax, or Lanolin-derived ingredients. Such ingredients are clearly identified on our website and can be found on the product page. Our Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara is completely vegan-free and does not contain any of the animal ingredients listed above.

At this time, Buxom’s Lash Waterproof Mascara (not to be confused with their other mascara that isn’t a waterproof formula) is the only product from BUXOM that we would classify as vegan, in which it doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Hopefully Buxom will release more vegan-friendly makeup products in the future!


Is Buxom Cosmetics Ethical?

Based in: US

Products manufactured: Buxom states, “Product manufacturing locations may vary. The country of origin can be found on the back of each product packaging.”

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any public information on Buxom’s sustainability, environmental, and social initiatives.

Ingredients and Formulations Claims: Buxom claims, “all BUXOM products are formulated without parabens.


I hope this article helped you to understand BUXOM’s cruelty-free and vegan status and you discovered another cruelty-free brand to support because together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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