Is TATCHA Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Tatcha is a luxury skincare brand inspired by the ancient beauty rituals of Japan but is Tatcha cruelty-free and vegan?

Is TATCHA Cruelty-Free?

Yes, Tatcha is Cruelty-free! None of Tatcha’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

However, it should be noted that Tatcha is owned by Unilever, a parent company that does test on animals when required by law.

TATCHA’s Animal Testing Policy

In an email response, Tatcha confirmed to me that none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals, they do not allow other third parties to test on their behalf, their suppliers do not test on animals, and Tatcha products are only sold in stores in Hong Kong and not in mainland China.

Tatcha confirms that Hong Kong does not require the same animal testing requirements as mainland China and states:

Our collection is currently available in select Barneys New York locations and select Joyce Beauty Hong Kong locations. Hong Kong does not require the same animal testing as mainland China, so please do rest assured that we stand by our policy in every country.”

Tatcha is included on our List of Cruelty-Free Brands.

You can find Tatcha products at tatcha.com, Sephora, and Amazon.

Tatcha Acquired by Unilever

In 2019, Unilever acquired Tatcha for an estimated $500 Million. Unilever is not a cruelty-free corporation and admits to testing on animals when required by law.

Even though Tatcha is now owned by Unilever, Tatcha remains committed to not testing any of their products or ingredients on animals throughout their supply chain.

Is TATCHA Vegan?

Not all of Tatcha products are vegan as they do use beeswax, honey, carmine, royal jelly, pearl, and silk derivatives in some of their products. However, TATCHA does offer some vegan skincare products that do not contain animal ingredients or by-products.

Please reference below for a list of TATCHA vegan products.

Which of TATCHA Products is Vegan?

Below is a list of Tatcha’s products that are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

You can also find out which of their products are vegan on this specific vegan page of Tatcha’s website.

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 info@ethicalelephant.com to let me know.

NOT VEGAN – TATCHA

Below is a list of products from Tatcha that contain some sort of animal-derived ingredients like royal jelly, sericin (derived from silkworms), honey, beeswax, pearl (conchiolin protein), or carmine.

  • Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Ageless Revitalizing Neck Cream (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Cherry Blossom Silk Lipstick (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Deep Brightening Serum (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Luminous Body Mist (contains silk extract) – not vegan
  • Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum (contains sericin, royal jelly) – not vegan
  • Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum (contains royal jelly) – not vegan
  • Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (contains sericin, royal jelly) – not vegan
  • Luminous Dewy Skin Night Concentrate (contains royal jelly, sericin) – not vegan
  • Peony Blossom Silk Lipstick (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Plum Blossom Silk Lipstick (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Pure Exfoliating Camellia Soap (contains honey) – not vegan
  • Pure Signature Camellia Soap (contains honey, sericin) – not vegan
  • Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder (contains hydrolyzed conchiolin protein) – not vegan
  • The Dewy Skin Cream (contains gelatin, sericin) – not vegan
  • The Liquid Silk Canvas (contains silk powder, hydrolyzed silk, sericin) – not vegan
  • The Pearl (contains pearl, silk powder, hydrolyzed silk, sericin, conchiolin protein, royal jelly extract) – not vegan
  • The Satin Skin Mist (contains silk powder) – not vegan
  • The Silk Canvas (contains sericin, hydrolyzed silk, silk powder) – not vegan
  • The Silk Cream (contains sericin, hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed conchiolin protein, royal jelly extract) – not vegan
  • The Silky Peony (contains beeswax, sericin, hydrolyzed silk) – not vegan
  • The Water Gel (contains sericin) – not vegan
  • Violet-C Radiance Mask (contains carmine) – not vegan

Is Tatcha Ethical?

Based in: US

Products Manufactured in: Produced and manufactured in Japan, and Tatcha’s Indigo Cream and Pore Perfecting Sunscreen are filled in the US, per FDA regulations.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any public information on Tatcha’s sustainability and environmental initiatives.

Giving Back Initiatives: Ongoing contributions go to fund girls’ education. “Tatcha’s philanthropic model funds girls’ education in partnership with Room to Read with every skincare purchase, helping to nurture the beautiful minds of incredible girls in Asia and Africa.”

Ingredients and Formulations Claims: Tatcha products are formulated without: Parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA.

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