Erborian is a Korean skincare brand sold at Sephora. I want to know if Erborian tests on animals or not?
Is Erborian Cruelty-Free?
Yes. Erborian is cruelty-free; they do not test on animals. However it should be noted that Erborian is owned by L’Occitane, a corporation that does test on animals.
Erborian Animal Testing Policy
I had a hard time finding any information about Erborian’s animal testing statement on their US website. But Google led me to a statement found on Erborian’s Singapore website.
Here’s a screenshot of what I found:
I did reach out to Erborian to inquire about their stance on animal testing and they replied with a similar statement found on their Singapore website, stating and confirming the following:
- Erborian does not and has never tested its products, its active ingredients or its raw materials on animals at any point in the product development or manufacturing process
- This principle applies similarly to our raw material suppliers
- Erborian products are not sold in-stores in Mainland China and therefore they’re not required to test on animals as per China’s animal testing laws
With Erborian’s cooperation and response, I would consider Erborian to be a cruelty-free brand. However, Erborian is owned by a parent company that does sell their products in Mainland China and is not considered cruelty-free. Erborian is owned by L’Occitane.
Is Erborian Vegan?
Not all of
Erborian stated in an email response that honey was the only animal by-product they use in their skincare but was not able to provide a list of Erborian products that do not contain honey and would be considered vegan.
I would advise checking and reading ingredient lists before buying.