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Which Brands at Sephora are Cruelty-Free or Tested on Animals?

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Shopping at Sephora but wondering which brands are cruelty-free and not tested on animals? Well you’ve come to the right place because I went through Sephora’s entire brand directory list of over 300+ brands and did the research to find out which brands are cruelty-free or not!

In this list, you’ll be able to figure out which brands, that are available at Sephora, test or do not test on animals. To keep things simple, I’ve noted each brand accordingly:

This brand is not cruelty-free This brand is not cruelty-free; tested on animals

This brand is cruelty-free! This brand is cruelty-free!; does not test on animals (may or may not be vegan)

This brand is cruelty-free! This brand is cruelty-free but is owned by a parent company that does test on animals

I received a response from this brand but am not 100% satisfied with the information provided to me to claim if they’re cruelty-free or not

100% Vegan – This brand only offers vegan products; no animal-derived ingredients or by-products

Don’t see a brand listed here? It might be because I’m still waiting to hear back from them! Check the list at the very bottom of this post to see if the brand you’re looking for is on my pending list.

A

  • This brand is not cruelty-free Acqua Di Parma
  • This brand is not cruelty-free AERIN
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Algenist
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Amazing Cosmetics
  • This brand is not cruelty-free AMOREPACIFIC
  • This brand is not cruelty-free The Art of Shaving
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Atelier Cologne
  • This brand is cruelty-free! AXIOLOGY100% Vegan

B

  • This brand is not cruelty-free BALENCIAGA
  • This brand is cruelty-free! BECCA *owned by Estee Lauder
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Benefit Cosmetics
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Biotherm
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Bobbi Brown
  • This brand is not cruelty-free boscia
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Bumble and bumble
  • This brand is not cruelty-free BURBERRY
  • This brand is cruelty-free! Buxom *owned by Shiseido
  • This brand is not cruelty-free BVLGARI

C

  • This brand is not cruelty-free Calvin Klein
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Cartier
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Caudalie
  • This brand is not cruelty-free CHANEL
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Chloé
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Christian Louboutin
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Clarins
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Clarisonic
  • This brand is not cruelty-free CLINIQUE
  •  COMME DES GARCONS

D

  •  DERMAFLASH
  •  Dermarche Labs
  •  DevaCurl
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Dior
  • This brand is not cruelty-free DKNY
  • This brand is not cruelty-free DOLCE&GABBANA
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Donna Karan
  •  dpHUE
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Dr. Brandt Skincare
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Dr. Jart+

E

  •  Elizabeth and James
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Erno Laszlo
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Estée Lauder

F

  •  FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna

 

G

  • This brand is not cruelty-free Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Givenchy
  • This brand is not cruelty-free GLAMGLOW
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Gucci
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Guerlain

H

  • This brand is not cruelty-free HERMÈS

I

  •  Iles Formula

J

  • This brand is not cruelty-free JIMMY CHOO
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Jo Malone London
  • This brand is not cruelty-free John Varvatos
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Juicy Couture

K

  •  Karuna
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Kenzo
  • This brand is not cruelty-free KENZOKI
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Kerastase
  •  KEVYN AUCOIN
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Kiehl’s Since 1851
  •  Kiesque
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Klorane

L

  • This brand is not cruelty-free L’Occitane
  • This brand is not cruelty-free La Mer
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Lab Series for Men
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Lacoste
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Lancôme
  • This brand is not cruelty-free LANEIGE
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Laura Mercier

M

  • This brand is not cruelty-free MAC Cosmetics
  •  Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture
  • This brand is not cruelty-free MAISON MARGIELA
  • This brand is not cruelty-free MAKE UP FOR EVER
  •  Marc Jacobs Beauty
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Marc Jacobs Fragrances
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Michael Kors
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Miu Miu
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Montblanc

N

  •  NAILS INC.
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Narciso Rodriguez
  • This brand is not cruelty-free NARS

O

P

  • This brand is not cruelty-free Paco Rabanne
  • This brand is not cruelty-free PAT McGRATH LABS
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Peter Thomas Roth
  • This brand is not cruelty-free philosophy

Q

R

  • This brand is not cruelty-free Ralph Lauren
  • This brand is cruelty-free! REN *owned by Unilever

S

  • This brand is not cruelty-free SEPHORA COLLECTION
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Shiseido
  • This brand is not cruelty-free SK-II
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Skin Inc. *NO LONGER CRUELTY-FREE
  •  Stella McCartney
  • Summer Fridays

T

  • This brand is not cruelty-free TOM FORD
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Too Cool For School
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Tory Burch

U

V

  •  Velour Lashes
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Versace
  • This brand is not cruelty-free VERSO SKINCARE
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Viktor & Rolf

W

X


Y

  • This brand is cruelty-free! YUNI
  • This brand is not cruelty-free Yves Saint Laurent

Z

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  • ALTERNA Haircare
  • Anthony
  • Apivita
  • belif
  • BERDOUES
  • Black Up
  • Blinking Beauté
  • Blithe
  • By Rosie Jane
  • Cane + Austin
  • Capri Blue
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Christophe Robin
  • Cinema Secrets
  • Coal and Canary
  • Commodity
  • Comptoir Sud Pacifique
  • Conture
  • DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY
  • Dominique Cosmetics
  • dyson
  • Earth’s Nectar
  • Eight & Bob
  • Erborian
  • Eve Lom
  • Flash Tattoos
  • FORM
  • ghd
  • GLO Science
  • Glow Recipe
  • Grande Cosmetics
  • HISTOIRES DE PARFUMS
  • IGK
  • invisibobble
  • Isle of Paradise
  • IT Cosmetics (owned by L’Oreal)
  • It’s Skin
  • J.One
  • JO LOVES
  • Kane NY
  • kate spade new york
  • Keranique
  • Kilian
  • Lancer
  • LASHFOOD
  • LAWLESS
  • Living Proof
  • LightStim
  • Makeup Eraser
  • Maison Louis Marie
  • MARAJÓ
  • Moschino
  • Mugler
  • Naturally Serious
  • Neogen Dermalogy
  • NEST Fragrances
  • No Mo-stache
  • NUDESTIX
  • NuFace
  • Nurse Jamie
  • O&M
  • Olapex
  • Omorovicza
  • Ouai
  • Peace Out
  • Perfect Formula
  • PHLUR
  • Pinch Provisions
  • Pink Sugar
  • Playa
  • PMD
  • Primary Raw
  • Proraso
  • Qhemet Biologics
  • rag & bone
  • ReTress
  • Rita Hazan
  • Rossano Ferretti Parma
  • Saturday Skin
  • Say Hello To Sexy Legs
  • Shaveworks
  • Shhhowercap
  • Skin Laundry
  • Son & Park
  • St. Tropez
  • STELLAR
  • surratt beauty
  • TAN-LUXE
  • Taste Beauty
  • TOCCA
  • TokyoMilk
  • Touch In Sol
  • Verb
  • Vernon Francois
  • Violet Voss
  • Viseart
  • Vitruvi
  • Voluspa
  • Well-Kept
  • WILDFOX
  • The 7 Virtues
86 Responses
  • Niki
    December 31, 2018

    I know this is an old post so you might not update, but I noticed that Fenty is listed as unknown, but they are definitely not tested on animals 🙂

    • Vicky Ly
      January 4, 2019

      Hi Niki,
      This post is updated frequently as new information becomes available. Unfortunately, I still haven’t received confirmation from Fenty Beauty about whether any of their products are sold in-stores in Mainland China or if they have plans to expand to selling in China this year, which will require them to test on animals as per China’s animal testing laws. I’ll reach out to them again and will hopefully receive a response that clears things up! I would love to classify them as being cruelty-free! 🤞🏻

  • Kate
    November 19, 2018

    Hi ! I had a question regarding Dr. Jart. Their website says “we oppose animal testing and no product has been tested on animals”. Are they considered not cruelty free since they are based in South Korea, where I think animal testing is required?

  • Danielle
    November 19, 2018

    Hi,
    I am a bit confused. I am looking for brands that are vegan, but not necessarily parent company vegan. It says that Tarte is 100% vegan on this list, but when you go to the Sephora store only certain Tarte items are designated “vegan” on the display and on the packaging , which leads me to believe the whole product range is not vegan (only about 40%).
    Also I was under the impression Kat Von D is 100% vegan as well.
    Another concern I have, is on this list Urban Decay is classified as 100% vegan, aside from parent company testing, but again in store only certain items are labeled as vegan on the display and on the packaging leading me again to believe the whole product range is not vegan (only about 30% is)
    I was under the impression Milk was 100% vegan,
    NudeStix is also 100% vegan (they have lip and face -> concealer, blush, highlighter, products)
    Anastasia Beverly Hills is the other brand that is a go to for me, I was told only certain products are vegan, so I check the packaging on each product before i buy, and of the 30 or so lip products (gloss, liquid lipstick, and bullet lipstick), all have had the vegan logo (unlike Tarte and UD which less than half have the vegan logo), This leads me to believe they are at least 90% vegan.

    • Danielle
      November 19, 2018

      just to clarify, I meant of the 30 or so ABH lip products I have browsed through in the store, all were vegan.

    • Vicky Ly
      November 19, 2018

      Hi Danielle,

      I’d be happy to clarify some of your questions about this list.

      Not ALL of the brands that I have marked as being cruelty-free are 100% Vegan. Only brands that are labeled as “100% VEGAN” next to their name are cruelty-free AND vegan.

      Just to clarify the difference between cruelty-free and vegan:
      cruelty-free: not tested on animals
      vegan: does not contain any animal ingredients

      So, Tarte and Urban Decay are on this list as being cruelty-free because they don’t test on animals (but they are owned by a parent company that does, and I’ve included which parent company, next to their name). Tarte and Urban Decay are NOT marked as being 100% Vegan, because not ALL of their products are vegan, as you stated.

      This is the same for Anastasia Beverly Hills. They’re cruelty-free but not 100% vegan. And no parent company animal testing.

      Kat Von D Beauty is still working on reformulating some of their shades to be 100% vegan. As far as I know, they have a few eyeshadows that are not 100% vegan yet.

      Milk Makeup is now 100% vegan, I was hesitant to mark them as being 100% Vegan since some of their old products may still be available for sale. Thanks for reminding me to change that now =)

      And finally, as for NudeStix… I haven’t been able to verify their animal testing policy. They gave me a shady response about selling in Mainland China where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics. They seemed to have found a way to bypass China’s animal testing requirements but I’m hesitant to classify them as being cruelty-free to my standards. But if you feel comfortable buying from them, then that’s totally up to you!

      Hope that helps to answer all of your questions!

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