ILIA Beauty is a clean makeup and cosmetics brand with a collection of natural and organic products, but is ILIA cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable in 2021? We’ve got the answers here!
Is ILIA Cruelty-Free?
ILIA is Cruelty-free! None of ILIA’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
In addition, ILIA is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
ILIA Animal Testing Policy
ILIA has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
Below is a screenshot of ILIA Beauty’s official animal testing statement:
Is ILIA Sold in China?
Most imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals in 2021. However, ILIA has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
Is ILIA Vegan?
Not all of ILIA’s products are vegan as some of their products contain beeswax. However, ILIA does have some vegan options.
Below is a list of ILIA vegan products.
The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on ILIA’s official website about its vegan products:
You can also find out which of their products are vegan as they’re all marked accordingly on their website under each product description. See below for an example.
ILIA Vegan Product List
As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of ILIA vegan products as all of their vegan products are now clearly marked. Check their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on which products are vegan or not.
The following ILIA products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
- Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil
- Clean Line Gel Liner
- Clean Line Liquid Liner
- Color Block High Impact Lipstick
- Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigment
- DayLite Highlighting Powder
- Essential Brow Gel
- Liquid Light Serum Highlighter
- Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint
- Natural Brightening Eye Primer
- NightLite Bronzing Powder
- Radiant Translucent Powder SPF 20
- Radiant Translucent Powder SPF 20 | Flow-Thru
- Soft Focus Finishing Powder
- Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
- The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette
- True Skin Serum Concealer
- True Skin Serum Foundation
Not Vegan – ILIA Beauty
The following products from ILIA contain beeswax and are not suitable for vegans.
- Illuminator – not vegan
- Limitless Lash Mascara – not vegan
- Lip Conditioner Balmy Days – not vegan
- Lip Exfoliator – not vegan
- Multi-Stick – not vegan
- Pure Eyeliner – not vegan
- Tinted Lip Conditioner – not vegan
Is ILIA Sustainable?
ILIA’s headquarters is based in: USA
ILIA’s products are manufactured in: Mostly in the US, a few are made in Italy, Korea, Canada. And ILIA’s brushes are made in China.
Sustainability & Environmental Initiatives: ILIA is committed to sourcing ingredients from organic farmers around the world and manufactured in an organic certified lab.
Eco-Friendly Packaging Initiatives: ILIA is committed to using more sustainable packaging including the use of recycled aluminum, glass components, and responsibly-sourced paper.
They also offer a recycling program with TerraCycle where US-based customers can mail in 5 empty beauty products per month and TerraCycle will break it down responsibly so that it doesn’t end up in a landfill.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: ILIA claims “All of our products are cleanly formulated and thoughtfully made without talc, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, BHA/BHT, propylene glycol, PEG’s, cyclomethicones, and chemical screens.“
Is ILIA’s Mica Ethically-Sourced? ILIA states they ask for certificates from their suppliers to ensure “ethical practices” are in place. However, they didn’t specifically address where their mica is sourced from and how they trace or audit to ensure their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
“Thank you for reaching out! Transparency is one of our core values so we work closely with our sources to ensure our values are upheld. Many of our suppliers are domestic, European, or with known sources in Southeast Asia.
We ask each of our manufacturers for certificates from their suppliers to ensure ethical practices are in place. We hope this helps and have a great rest of your week!”
I hope this article helped you to understand ILIA’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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