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:
- Daily Oil Wash
- Generation G Lipstick
- Invisible Shield sunscreen
- Lidstar – in the shades: Moon, Fawn
- Lip Gloss
- Mega Greens Galaxy Pack
- Milky Jelly Cleanser
- Perfecting Skin Tint
- Soothing Face Mist
- Super Bounce
- Super Glow
- Super Pure
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)
- Moisturizing Moon Mask
- Priming Moisturizer
- Priming Moisturizer Rich
- Stretch Concealer (contains beeswax)