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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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  •  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+


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


  •  FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna



  • 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


  • This brand is not cruelty-free HERMÈS


  •  Iles Formula


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • This brand is not cruelty-free Narciso Rodriguez
  • This brand is not cruelty-free NARS



  • 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



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


  • 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


  • 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



  •  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




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



  • ALTERNA Haircare
  • Anthony
  • Apivita
  • belif
  • 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
  • Dominique Cosmetics
  • dyson
  • Earth’s Nectar
  • Eight & Bob
  • Eve Lom
  • Flash Tattoos
  • FORM
  • ghd
  • GLO Science
  • Glow Recipe
  • Grande Cosmetics
  • IGK
  • invisibobble
  • Isle of Paradise
  • IT Cosmetics (owned by L’Oreal)
  • It’s Skin
  • J.One
  • Kane NY
  • kate spade new york
  • Keranique
  • Kilian
  • Lancer
  • Living Proof
  • LightStim
  • Makeup Eraser
  • Maison Louis Marie
  • Moschino
  • Mugler
  • Naturally Serious
  • Neogen Dermalogy
  • NEST Fragrances
  • No Mo-stache
  • NuFace
  • Nurse Jamie
  • O&M
  • Olapex
  • Omorovicza
  • Ouai
  • Peace Out
  • Perfect Formula
  • 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
  • surratt beauty
  • Taste Beauty
  • TokyoMilk
  • Touch In Sol
  • Verb
  • Vernon Francois
  • Violet Voss
  • Viseart
  • Vitruvi
  • Voluspa
  • Well-Kept
  • The 7 Virtues

94 Responses
  • Lola
    March 21, 2018


    Does anyone know if “Clean” fragrances available at Sephora are cruelty free and vegan friendly? Thank you!

  • Emily
    March 11, 2018

    Hi, Vicky! Firstly, thank you so much for making this list. It can definitely be an inconvenience to ensure that all the different cosmetics I buy are cruelty-free, but the sacrifice is absolutely worth it. I wanted to try out Huda Beauty’s makeup, but as I was researching whether or not they were cruelty-free, I found that they sell mink fur false eyelashes. The real mink falsies aren’t available on Sephora (they’re on the brand website). By technicality Huda can still call its makeup cruelty-free, since they apparently don’t test their products on animals. But I hope you’ll agree that any company involved in fur trades (even if they try to insist that the fur is cruelty-free *eye roll*) doesn’t deserve any cruelty-free credit at all. If your own research gets you the same results that mine did, please change Huda Beauty’s status on this list, or at least add a note that the brand does sell real fur products.

  • Michelle
    March 3, 2018

    DevaCurl is cruelty free.

    • Vicky Ly
      March 4, 2018

      Hey Michelle,
      I received a response from DevaCurl that was a little unclear and ambiguous which is why I marked them as being not cruelty-free but I just changed their status to a question mark as it’s not really clear if they do or do not test on animals.

      DevaCurl products may or may not be tested on animals when required by law.

      Phyrra has an amazing post on her site where she walks us through her response from DevaCurl.. I received a somewhat similar response from them recently. Read it here: https://phyrra.net/is-devacurl-cruelty-free.html

  • Alma
    February 28, 2018

    Marc Jacobs Beauty is according to PETA cruelty free!! 🙂

  • Theresa
    February 17, 2018

    Do you know if Erborian is cruelty free? I couldn’t find anything on them when I was digging around. Thanks.

  • Liz
    February 2, 2018

    Hey Vicky! Quick question! Why is Deva Curl marked on your list as being not cruelty free? Almost all of their products have the PETA certified cruelty free bunny logo on them.


  • Susannah
    January 18, 2018

    Thank you for his list! Helps tremendously. Shared with my brother as welll

  • nady
    January 16, 2018

    isn’t laura mercier cruelty free?

    • Susannah
      January 18, 2018

      Never has been.

  • Ali
    January 13, 2018

    I’m not sure why but it seemed like there were quite a few of the 100% vegan options that came up as “page not found” and were no longer appearing in their list, bummer! Also, have you heard anything about the Kat Von D mascara? Im having trouble finding that as well.

    • Vicky Ly
      January 13, 2018

      Hmm.. This list is from the Sephora’s US website. I know that as a Canadian resident, my browser will sometimes automatically redirect me to Sephora Canada’s website and some of the brands aren’t available on their Canadian site. I used their US brand list because the majority of ethical elephant’s readers are based in the US!

      I also haven’t had any luck with finding Kat Von D’s mascara anywhere too! =( Sorry!

  • Nicole
    January 12, 2018

    Kora Organics js definitely cruelty free!!! I think it’s fully vegan too 🙂

    • Vicky Ly
      January 12, 2018

      Kora Organics didn’t address my specific question about whether they verify with their raw material suppliers if they test on animals, so I’m not quite satisfied with their response to claim Kora as cruelty-free or not! It also should be noted that most of their products are vegan with the exception of their Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm which contains beeswax and their Unscented Cleansing Bar which contains Goat’s Milk.

      Hope they’ll be able to clarify and address my inquiry about their raw material suppliers soon so that I can mark them as being CF! =)

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