Is KORRES Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Korres is a modern Greek apothecary brand specializing in natural skin, bath & body, and color cosmetics but is Korres cruelty-free?

Is KORRES Cruelty-Free?

KORRES is Cruelty-free! None of KORRES’ ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

KORRES’ Animal Testing Statement

KORRES has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not allow others to test on their behalf, their suppliers also do not test on animals, they do not allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law, and their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.

Below is what’s currently stated on KORRES’ website:

KORRES Cruelty-Free Claims: "We also are strictly against animal testing, and do not test any ingredients or products on animals, nor do we hire outside companies to do so for us at any stage in production. All our tests are performed in the lab either in vitro (using synthetic skin cells) or on human volunteers under the surveillance of a dermatologist or specialty doctor, i.e. an ophthalmologist. We do not sell to any countries that require animal testing, and we follow the European Union's strict legislation that bans animal testing on finished cosmetic products and their ingredients."

Is KORRES Sold in China?

All imported cosmetics sold in stores in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals, however, KORRES has confirmed their products are only sold to Chinese customers through online orders and in Hong Kong, where animal testing is not required by law.

As long as KORRES is not selling their products in retail stores in mainland China (not including Hong Kong), then KORRES is not required to have their products tested on animals.

Below is their statement regarding selling in China:

We launched in China this year, but we are able to distribute in China without animal testing. We are selling online only and via Hong Kong (cross-border) so therefore the animal testing policies are not applicable. We still maintain our policy as a cruelty-free brand.

KORRES is included on our List of Cruelty-Free Brands.

You can find KORRES cruelty-free products at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Amazon.

See Also: Cruelty-Free and Vegan Brands at Sephora

Is KORRES Vegan?

Not all of KORRES’ products are vegan as some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, KORRES does have some vegan options.

Please reference below for a list of KORRES vegan product list.

KORRES Vegan Product List

Below is a list of KORRES products that are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

You can also find out which of their products are vegan as they’re labelled accordingly on their website under each product description.

If a product you’re interested in is not included in this list, please check “KORRES – not vegan” list at the bottom of this post.


Face Makeup

Eyes Makeup

Lips Makeup


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 to let me know.

Not Vegan – KORRES

The following KORRES products contain some animal-derived ingredients or by-products and are not considered suitable for vegans:

Face – Not Vegan

  • Milk Proteins 3-in-1 Emulsion – not vegan
  • Milk Proteins Cleansing Wipes – not vegan
  • Milk Proteins Foaming Cream – not vegan
  • Greek Yoghurt 3-in-1 Cleansing Emulsion – not vegan
  • Greek Yoghurt Cleansing Wipes – not vegan
  • Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream – not vegan
  • Greek Yoghurt Mask – not vegan
  • Greek Yoghurt Cream – not vegan
  • Greek Yoghurt Eye Cream – not vegan
  • Greek Yoghurt Sleeping Facial – not vegan
  • Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Fluid Veil SPF 30 – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Smoothie – not vegan
  • Wild Rose Mask Instant Brightening & Illuminating Mask – not vegan
  • Milk Soap – not vegan
  • Magnolia Night Cream – not vegan
  • Castanea Night Cream – not vegan
  • Castanea Night Cream – not vegan
  • Castanea Foaming Cream – not vegan
  • Olive Night Cream – not vegan
  • Cranberry Lifting Mask – not vegan
  • Watermelon Mask – not vegan
  • Grapefruit Mask – not vegan
  • Avocado Mask – not vegan
  • Nectarine Face Mask – not vegan

Hair – Not Vegan

  • Laurel and Echinacea Shampoo Against Dandruff and Dry Scalp – not vegan
  • Sunflower & Mountain Tea Shampoo for Coloured Hair – not vegan
  • Almond & Linseed Shampoo for Dry Hair – not vegan
  • Shampoo Aloe & Dictamus for Normal Hair – not vegan
  • Shampoo Urtica & Liquorice for Oily Hair – not vegan
  • Shampoo Rice & Linden for Thin/Sensitive Hair – not vegan
  • Rice Proteins & Linden Toning Shampoo for Fine and Fragile Hair – not vegan
  • Lime Styling Gel Strong & Long-Lasting hold – not vegan

Body – Not Vegan

  • Yoghurt Shower Gel – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Body Milk – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Body Butter – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Hand Cream – not vegan
  • Lily Bouquet Hand Cream – not vegan
  • Guava Hand Cream – not vegan
  • Bergamot Pear Hand Cream – not vegan
  • Japanese Rose Hand Cream – not vegan
  • Almond & Calendula Hand Cream – not vegan
  • Almond & Shea Butter Hand Cream – not vegan

Sun Care – Not Vegan

  • Yoghurt Face Cream SPF 50 – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Face Cream SPF 30 – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Face Cream SPF 50 Tinted – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Face Cream SPF 30 Tinted – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Body Emulsion SPF 50 – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Body Emulsion SPF 30 – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Body Emulsion SPF 20 – not vegan
  • Yoghurt Cooling Gel – not vegan
  • Red Grape SPF 30 Tinted – not vegan

What do you think?

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  • Sarah Silverman
    November 18, 2019

    I think Korea has decided to expand into Mainland China and thus does
    Can you reach out to them to confirm?

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