Sunday Riley is a luxury, high-performance skincare brand but is Sunday Riley cruelty-free, vegan, and/or sustainable? Find the answers here!
Is Sunday Riley Cruelty-Free?
Sunday Riley does not conduct, commission, or allow their products or ingredients to be tested on animals, anywhere in the world. Sunday Riley is also certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
Not all Sunday Riley products are vegan. Some of their products contain beeswax, honey, lanolin, and/or pearl powder. But Sunday Riley labels their vegan products, making it easy to spot which of their products are suitable for vegans.
Continue reading to learn more about Sunday Riley’s animal testing policy, vegan product offerings, and sustainability initiatives!
Sunday Riley Animal Testing Policy
Below is what’s currently stated on Sunday Riley’s website:
Also, in an email response, Sunday Riley has confirmed to me they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not allow others to test on their behalf, their suppliers also do not test on animals, and their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing by law.
See Also: List of Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora
Is Sunday Riley Vegan?
Not all of Sunday Riley’s products are vegan as some of their products contain beeswax, honey, lanolin, pearl powder and/or other animal by-products. However, Sunday Riley does have some vegan options.
Please reference below for a list of Sunday Riley vegan products.
Sunday Riley Vegan Product List
Below is a list of Sunday Riley products that are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal by-products. This vegan product list was provided by Sunday Riley.
You can also find out which of their products are vegan as they’re labelled accordingly on their website under each product description.
Note that Sunday Riley used to list their Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner and U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil as ‘Vegan’ but these products contain Pearl Powder, making them NOT vegan.
- CEO Glow – Vitamin C and Tumeric Face Oil
- Ceramic Slip – Cleanser
- Charcoal Smoothie – Jelly Body Scrub
- Clean Rinse – Clarifying Scalp Serum
- Fairy Godmother – Shimmering Body Oil Gel
- Good Genes – Glycolic Acid Treatment
- Good Genes – Lactic Acid Treatment
- Juno – Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil
- Luna – Sleeping Night Oil
- Saturn – Sulfur Acne Treatment
- Tidal – Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at [email protected] to let me know.
Not Vegan – Sunday Riley
The following products from Sunday Riley contain some animal by-products and therefore are not suitable for vegans:
- A+ – High-Dose Retinoid Serum (contains honey) – not vegan
- Auto Correct – Eye Cream (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- Blue Moon – Clean rinse Cleansing Balm (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- CEO – 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- CEO – Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- Ice – Ceramide Moisturizing Cream (contains lanolin) – not vegan
- Martian – Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner (contains pearl powder) – not vegan
- Pink Drink – Firming Resurfacing Essence (contains honey) – not vegan
- UFO – Ultra Clarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil (contains pearl powder) – not vegan
Is Sunday Riley Sustainable?
Sunday Riley is based in the US.
Sunday Riley products are also made in the US and their research lab is based out of Houston, Texas. In addition, Sunday Riley states, “The majority of our ingredient suppliers are based in the U.S., Japan, Germany, U.K., France, and Italy. All of our ingredients are vetted for purity and our suppliers are vetted for good manufacturing practices. We never cut costs with cheaper suppliers.”
Sustainability & Environmental Initiatives: Sunday Riley is now B-Corp Certified! The company also purchases carbon credits to offset its manufacturing processes and shipping carbon footprint.
In addition, Sunday Riley claims they only work with suppliers and manufacturers who agree to their Supplier Code of Conduct, which covers: fair wages, fair working hours, no child labour, workplace health and safety, and non-discrimination
Sunday Riley claims they purchase organic and sustainable ingredient options where available and suppliers & manufacturers are evaluated on sustainability metrics.
Eco-Friendly Packaging Initiatives: Sunday Riley’s goal is to use completely recyclable packaging by 2021 and is currently working on reducing their packaging waste by switching out their EVA foam trays to recycled pulp board and switching to soy-based inks, as well as, FSC materials.
Giving Back Initiatives: Sunday Riley has matched client and employee donations for the Amazon during the 2019 fires, as well as, donated to Friends for Life, a non-profit animal shelter in Houston. “From Monday November 18th through Sunday, November 24th, 2019 we donated 10% of all pre-tax sales from sundayriley.com to Friends For Life.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Sunday Riley’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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