Is Tatcha cruelty-free?
Yes. Tatcha is cruelty-free (not tested on animals) with some vegan options. However it should be noted that Tatcha is owned by Unilever, a parent company that does test on animals when required by law in 2019.
Tatcha’s Animal Testing Policy (2018)
In an email correspondence, Tatcha stated:
“I am proud to tell you that our collection is not tested on animals. We do extensive 3rd party safety and efficacy testing on voluntary human subjects but never with our furry friends.
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.
We are officially a part of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program. This is a voluntary pledge that we have taken to clear animal testing from all stages of product development, certifying us as a cruelty-free organization.”
Tatcha Vegan Product List
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.
They also kindly sent me a list of Tatcha products that are considered vegan however I spotted Sericin (derived from killed silkworms) in some of the products listed so I removed them from the vegan product list that they provided me.
Below is a list of Tatcha’s vegan products:
- Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm
- Cherry Blossom Lip Balm
- Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
- Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
- One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
- Original Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers
- Red Camellia Lip Balm
- The Essence
- The Water Cream
- Violet-C Brightening Serum
Below is a list of products from Tatcha that contain some sort of animal-derived ingredient like royal jelly, sericin (derived from silkworms), honey, beeswax, pearl (conchiolin protein), or carmine.
- Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream (contains silk extract)
- Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream (contains beeswax)
- Ageless Revitalizing Neck Cream (contains beeswax)
- Beautyberry Silk Lipstick (contains hydrolyzed silk and carmine)
- Cherry Blossom Silk Lipstick (contains sericin)
- Deep Brightening Serum (contains sericin)
- Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter (contains sericin)
- Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream (contains sericin)
- Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream (contains sericin)
- Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick (contains sericin)
- Luminous Body Mist (contains silk extract)
- Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum (contains sericin, royal jelly)
- Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum (contains royal jelly)
- Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask (contains sericin)
- Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask (contains sericin)
- Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (contains sericin, royal jelly)
- Luminous Dewy Skin Night Concentrate (contains royal jelly, sericin)
- Plum Blossom Silk Lipstick (contains sericin)
- Pure Exfoliating Camellia Soap (contains honey)
- Pure Signature Camellia Soap (contains honey, sericin)
- Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen (contains sericin)
- Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder (contains hydrolyzed conchiolin protein)
- The Deep Polish Rice Enzyme Powder (contains sodium lauroyl hydrolyzed silk)
- The Dewy Skin Cream (contains gelatin, sericin)
- The Pearl (contains pearl, silk powder, hydrolyzed silk, sericin, conchiolin protein, royal jelly extract)
- The Satin Skin Mist (contains silk powder)
- The Silk Canvas (contains sericin, hydrolyzed silk, silk powder)
- The Silk Cream (contains sericin, hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed conchiolin protein, royal jelly extract)
- The Water Gel (contains sericin)
- Violet-C Radiance Mask (contains carmine)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.