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Glossier Cruelty-Free & Vegan Status

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Is Glossier cruelty-free?


Yes, Glossier is cruelty-free with some vegan options.

Glossier’s Animal Testing Policy

Glossier has confirmed to me in an email response that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals; they do not hire or ask any third parties to test on their behalf; they make sure their manufacturers and suppliers abide by the same standards; and Glossier does not sell in China where animal testing is required by law.

Therefore I consider Glossier to be a cruelty-free brand.

Some of Glossier cosmetics and skincare are not vegan as they do contain beeswax, carmine, or ambrettolide.

Glossier Vegan Product List

The following products from Glossier are considered to be vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products:

The following products from Glossier are not considered vegan as they contain beeswax, carmine, or Ambrettolide—a synthetic musk.

“To create Ambrettolide, the lab uses sap from tree bark. The reason we can’t call this ingredient (or Glossier You) vegan is that this sap may contain saliva from bugs that live in the trees.” – Glossier

  • Balm Dotcom
  • Boy Brow (contains beeswax)
  • Cloud Paint
  • Daily Perfecting Cream
  • Glossier You (contains ambrettolide)
  • Glossier You Solid (contains ambrettolide)
  • Haloscope
  • Moisturizing Moon Mask
  • Priming Moisturizer
  • Priming Moisturizer Rich
  • Stretch Concealer (contains beeswax)


5 Responses
  • wen
    April 16, 2018

    Hi Vicky, thanks so much for this list! I thought all lidstar shades were non-vegan, good to find out that’s not true. Would you consider doing a vegan list for Buxom? I requested for a vegan list two times from them to no avail :\

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