Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is a luxury makeup brand created by an American professional makeup artist, but is Bobbi Brown cruelty-free in 2019?
Is Bobbi Brown Cruelty-Free?
It should also be noted that Bobbi Brown is owned by Estee Lauder, a parent corporation that does tests on animals when required by law in 2019.
Bobbi Brown Animal Testing Policy
Bobbi Brown states on their website that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, or ask others to test on their behalf, except where required by law.
Below is a screenshot of what is currently stated on Bobbi Brown’s website about their animal testing policy:
The disclaimer, “except where required by law” implies that Bobbi Brown products may be sold in China where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics in 2019. So, is Bobbi Brown makeup sold in China?
Bobbi Brown Sold in China?
In my research, I discovered that Bobbi Brown products are indeed sold in-stores in mainland China and therefore Bobbi Brown products are tested on animals by the Chinese government.
Below are a couple of screenshots taken from Bobbi Brown’s Chinese website:
Because of Bobbi Brown’s decision to sell their products in-stores in mainland China, they must consent and pay the Chinese government to test their products on animals.
Although Bobbi Brown may not be conducting these animal tests themselves, they are knowingly allowing Chinese authorities to test their products on animals in order to sell in China.
Therefore we would not consider Bobbi Brown to be cruelty-free.
Looking for a cruelty-free alternative to Bobbi Brown? We recommend the following cruelty-free makeup brands:
- Too Faced (owned by Estee Lauder)
- COVER FX – 100% Vegan
- Kat Von D – 100% Vegan
- Tarte (owned by Kose)
- Charlotte Tilbury