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Glossier Vegan & Cruelty-Free Status (2019)

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Glossier is a beauty brand inspired by real life but I first wanted to know, is Glossier vegan and cruelty-free?

Is Glossier Cruelty-free?

Answer:

Yes! Glossier is cruelty-free; Glossier does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals.

Glossier 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.

I am happy to add Glossier to ethical elephant’s List of Cruelty-Free Brands!

Is Glossier Vegan?

Answer:

Not all of Glossier products are considered vegan as they do use beeswax, lanolin, honey, carmine, and/or ambrettolide, but Glossier does offer some vegan makeup and skincare.

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:

Makeup – Glossier Vegan

Skincare – Glossier Vegan

Body – Glossier Vegan


Not Vegan – Glossier

The following products from Glossier are not considered vegan as they contain beeswax, honey, lanolin, 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 (contains beeswax and lanolin) – not vegan
  • Boy Brow (contains beeswax) not vegan
  • Cloud Paint (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Colorslide (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Glossier You (contains ambrettolide) – not vegan
  • Glossier You Solid (contains ambrettolide) – not vegan
  • Haloscope (contains beeswax and carmine) – not vegan
  • Lash Slick (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Lidstar (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Moisturizing Moon Mask (contains honey) – not vegan
  • Priming Moisturizer (contains honey and beeswax) – not vegan
  • Priming Moisturizer Rich (contains honey) – not vegan
  • Stretch Concealer (contains beeswax) – not vegan

This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at info@ethicalelephant.com to let me know.

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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