Kosas Cosmetics is a luxury green beauty brand, all of their products are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, synthetic fragrance, they also claim to be gluten, egg, nut, soy, and cruelty-free. Kosas is available at Sephora, MECCA, and The Detox Market.
Before adding Kosas Cosmetics to our wish list, we first had to ask Is Kosas Cruelty-free?
Is Kosas Cruelty-Free?
Kosas is cruelty-free in 2019; Kosas does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals. Kosas is also certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
Kosas Cruelty-Free Status (2019)
I couldn’t find any information on Kosas website about their animal testing policy.
So I emailed Kosas and they confirmed to me that Kosas is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and that none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals. Kosas also verifies that their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals as well.
In addition, Kosas confirmed that none of their products are sold in Mainland China where animal testing is required by law.
As a result, I am happy to add Kosas Cosmetics to ethical elephant’s list of cruelty-free brands!
Is Kosas Vegan?
Not all of Kosas Cosmetics products are vegan as some contain beeswax and/or lanolin. Kosas does have some vegan options, please reference below for a list of Kosas vegan products.
Kosas Vegan Product List (2019)
The following Kosas cosmetics are considered vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.
Not Vegan – Kosas Cosmetics
Below is a list of Kosas cosmetics that are not suitable for vegans as they contain beeswax, lanolin, or carmine.
- Color & Light: Pressed Powder Blush & Highlighter Duo in Contrachroma, Papaya 1972, and Longitude Zero (contains carmine) – not vegan
- LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm (contains beeswax and lanolin) – not vegan
- Weightless Lip Color Lipstick (contains beeswax, lanolin, carmine) – not vegan