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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
  • xxta
    November 11, 2018

    Stila sell in China where animal testing is conducted by law – this means they are not cruelty free.

  • J
    November 1, 2018

    Dermaflash is not cruelty free. They put me through hell trying to find out but the ladies there told me that the skincare is basically not cruelty free. Unless they’ve changed that or started lying?

    Animal Testing Statement:
    DERMAFLASH does not conduct testing for any purposes other than worker, environment or consumer safety. DERMAFLASH Regulatory Affairs, in accordance with guidance from the US FDA, OSHA, EU and other international regulatory agencies only perform approved alternatives to animal tests. DERMAFLASH does not conduct or contract animal testing on finished products.

    • Vicky Ly
      November 1, 2018

      Hi J,
      That’s disappointing to hear! I’ve changed DERMAFLASH to a question mark for the time being while I look into this! Thanks for letting me know =)

  • Caroline T
    September 19, 2018

    Thank you so much for this list and your work.

    • Gina
      October 29, 2018

      Dr. Jart+’s website contains the following message:
      “Dr. Jart opposes animal testing. no Dr. Jart products have been tested on animals.”
      How can we fact check this?

      • Vicky Ly
        October 29, 2018

        Hey Gina,
        Dr. Jart products are sold in Mainland China where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics.
        I found Dr. Jart on Sephora China’s website which is proof that their products are being sold there. http://www.sephora.cn/brand/drjart-745/
        Therefore I would NOT consider Dr. Jart to be cruelty-free.

        • Vesna
          November 9, 2018

          I’ve read that Nudestix have found the way to bypass China’s law about animal testing, so they would be able to sell there but still keep the cruelty-free status. Unfortunately, I couldn’t read the entire article, because “it is only for paid subscribers” -_-

          Can this be checked and revealed how do they plan on doing it (and maybe some of the other companies that sell in China do that, too?)?

  • Lauren
    August 30, 2018

    Hey, thank you for this list. One thing – isn’t Cover FX completely vegan? Just wondering why it doesn’t have the little sign beside it. Thanks!

    • Vicky Ly
      August 31, 2018

      Hey Lauren,
      YES!! I’ve just been notified by another reader that COVER FX is now 100% vegan!! YAY. They previously had 2 products that weren’t vegan so I’m happy to see they have discontinued those products now =) Thanks for letting me know!

  • Michael Pham
    August 15, 2018

    dermablend, kevyn aucoin is not cruelty free. evian, fenty beauty, kora organics, marc jacobs beauty, velour lashes, anthony, black up, blithe, cinema secrets, dollar shave club, dyson, glow recipe, grande cosmetics, it cosmetics, j one, makeup eraser, neogen, nudestix, primary raw, saturday skin, skin laundry, stellar, touch in sol are all cruelty free. If you check out Glow Recipe’s website, none of the brands sold on there are tested in animals.

    • Vicky Ly
      August 16, 2018

      Thank you for your feedback. I verify each brand’s cruelty-free status independently so unless I receive a clear response from the brand themselves, I will mark them as being cruelty-free. This list is updated as frequently as possible as new information becomes available.

    • Julia
      September 22, 2018

      Are you sure Saturday Skin is cruelty free? Please check Ethical Elephant! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Hannah
    August 2, 2018

    Thanks for this list – I noticed Skin Inc are selling on the Sephora China website – do you know if this means that they’re no longer cruelty-free?

    • Vicky Ly
      August 2, 2018

      Hey Hannah,
      Thanks for letting me know Skin Inc is now available for sale in China. When I last spoke to them in January, they told me they weren’t selling in China and passed all of my other animal testing inquiries, but now I can no longer consider them as cruelty-free since they’re selling in China. I’ve updated this list to note Skin Inc is NOT cruelty-free.

      Thanks again for letting me know =)

      • Calli
        August 28, 2018

        I was under the impression that companies can sell cruelty free products ONLINE to China, but IN STORES they cannot. If Sephora is selling Skin Inc on their China website but not in store, wouldn’t that mean they were still cruelty free?

  • Adele Major
    July 22, 2018

    As I have posted before, Verso is cruelty free. It’s made in Sweden, animal testing is banned in the EU. They do not sell in China.

  • Samantha
    July 19, 2018

    What does it mean if a company listed as not cruelty-free has a line through it?

    • Vicky Ly
      July 19, 2018

      The brands with a line through it means it’s NOT cruelty-free and that the brand DOES test on animals and should therefore be avoided.

      • Ginger
        September 23, 2018

        On Pat McGraths website it states that they do not test on animals.

  • Gabrielle
    July 19, 2018

    The Ordinary is not Cruelty Free, as Estée Lauder is a minor stakeholder in Deciem.

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