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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
  • Sofia Reyes
    June 27, 2018

    Hi Vicky,

    Just wanted to know why the Kat Von D brand is not considered 100% vegan?

    And I thought NYX was cruelty free :/ but you didn’t include it in your list :O


    • Vicky Ly
      June 27, 2018

      Hi Sofia,

      Kat Von D is still transitioning to being a 100% vegan brand. They announced they were replacing carmine in their non-vegan items but as of today, I believe some of Kat Von D Beauty’s metal crush eyeshadows still contain carmine. So Kat Von D is not an entirely vegan brand (yet!).

      You’re right! NYX is cruelty-free (with some vegan options!). The reason NYX isn’t on THIS list right now is because this list is exclusively just for brands sold at Sephora.

      Hope that helps to answer your questions, Sofia =)

  • Lucy
    June 9, 2018

    Hi there, KORRES are no longer cruelty-free as they entered the Chinese market in 2016, which requires products sold there to be tested on animals.

    • Vicky Ly
      June 9, 2018

      Hi Lucy,
      I reached out to them in April 2018 and they told me “with regards to China, Korres is not active in the market and is presently exploring appropriate entry options to make our products available to consumers there as well.” Then they sent me a link about doing business in Hong Kong, which is exempt from China’s animal testing requirements. I believe they are planning to enter the Chinese market via Hong Kong in order to remain cruelty-free and not have their products tested on animals.

  • Sash
    May 30, 2018

    Hey, according to Amore Pacific’s site they have discontinued all animal testing since 2013. Could you let me know how you arrived at your conclusion regarding Amore Pacific’s standing on animal testing? I’m very interested because I decided on them over some other brands because they’re supposedly cruelty free. I will no longer purchase from them if they’re not… Looking forward to hearing back thanks!

    • Vicky Ly
      May 31, 2018

      Hey Sash,
      They told me that they don’t test on animals unless it is required by law. So, that means they’re selling in countries that require all imported cosmetics to be tested on animals (like Mainland China) and/or that they’re using ingredients that are required to be tested on animals =(

      • Taina
        June 19, 2018

        Hi, if I may add to the comment, I contacted Amorepacific because I used to love their CC and they answered me they are selling in Mainland China!
        “Thank you for taking the time to contact AMOREPACIFIC Online.

        Yes, we do sell in countries that require animal testing by law. Mainland China is an area in which we sell our products and it is required to test on animals.

        No, the ingredients we use do not require to be tested on animals unless that country requires animal test. Many of the other countries we sell in do not require animal testing like USA therefore we do not test here.

        Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

        AMOREPACIFIC Online”

  • Tracy
    May 25, 2018

    Hi 🙂
    According to Pat McGrath’s website, they are cruelty free, but here they are not.
    I don’t know which is true :/
    Do you mind checking this for me?

    • Courtney Taylor
      July 17, 2018

      Pat McGrath is in fact Cruelty free and is not sold in China (look under list of countries that they cannot ship to under FAQ)

  • Rebecca
    May 15, 2018

    You have listed Huda beauty as cruelty free, but they sell mink lashes? How can the brand be considered cruelty free and sell real mink lashes?

    • Vicky Ly
      May 15, 2018

      Hey Rebecca,
      When I use the term “cruelty-free” here, I’m only referring to whether the brand test on animals or not. So Huda Beauty is a cruelty-free brand in the sense that they do not test on animals.
      However, you’re absolutely right that Huda Beauty does sell some mink lashes made out of real animal fur but they also do offer some vegan and animal-free lashes. You can find more information about Huda Beauty’s vegan and cruelty-free status here >> https://ethicalelephant.com/huda-beauty-cruelty-free-vegan/

      • Rebecca
        May 15, 2018

        Ok. Thank you for the fast response!

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