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Last Updated: May 27, 2021

Is lilah b. Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here’s a summary of lilah b's ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is lilah b. cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on lilah b.’s policies.
lilah b. is cruelty-free. None of lilah b.’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
Not all of lilah b.’s products are vegan, but they have some vegan options.
lilah b. believes in the philosophy of less is more and encouraging consumers to be more mindful of their purchasing. More specifically, “to declutter, minimize, and simplify their beauty routine with purposeful products.” Also, lilah b. offer a recycling program where you can send in unwanted beauty products and they’ll process and recycle them for you.
lilah b. claims their mica is ethically sourced without child labor.
lilah b. cosmetics come in plastic packaging but they promote the idea of multi-purpose cosmetics to consume less and therefore waste less.

About lilah b.

lilah b. makes beauty simple with their luxe, minimalist collection that offers multitasking heroes to streamline your beauty routine. Uncomplicated, clean beauty designed for the minimalist.
COMPANY BASED IN: USA
PRODUCTS MADE IN: Italy, Japan
PRODUCTS: Makeup, Skincare, Makeup Brushes
CERTIFICATIONS: Leaping Bunny

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You can find lilah b.’s cruelty-free products at Sephora, Dermstore, and Nordstrom.

lilah b. is Cruelty-Free

lilah b. 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.

By our standards, we would consider lilah b. to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2021.

But lilah b. has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

“Our products are not sold into China. At this moment, there are no plans for distribution into China.”

Cruelty-Free Policies

Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.‘ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.

At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, and by any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

lilah b. is Not 100% Vegan

‘Vegan’ in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand that is 100% Vegan or a specific product is vegan.

In the case of lilah b., not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.

Our line is vegan-friendly, as the majority of our products are vegan.

The products that are not vegan are: Tinted Lip Balm, Lip Balm, Glisten + GlowTM Skin Illuminator in shade, b. enchanting and Virtuous VeilTM Concealer + Eye Primer in shades b. bright, b. radiant & b. polished.

How to know which of lilah b. products are vegan?

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.

lilah b. Vegan Product List

As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of Paul Mitchell 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 lilah b. products are vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

Face – lilah b. Vegan

Lips- lilah b. Vegan

Eyes – lilah b. Vegan

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Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it’s usually used in the context to describe something that doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.

There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.

So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.

Ethical Mica Mining Policy

Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add a shimmery effect. But the mining of natural mica has been linked to child labor and human rights violations.

Unless a company discloses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

So I asked lilah b. if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“We have documentation that the mica in our product formulations is ethically-sourced and without use of child labor.”

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