Is theBalm Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is theBalm cruelty-free and vegan?

theBalm Cosmetics offers a range of makeup products with sassy but classy packaging and cheeky product names but is theBalm cruelty-free and vegan?

Is theBalm Cruelty-Free?

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

theBalm has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not ask others to test on their behalf, their suppliers also do not test on animals, and they do not sell their products in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.

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

You can find theBalm products on Amazon and at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Is theBalm Vegan?

Not all of theBalm’s products are vegan as some of their products contain beeswax and carmine or other animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, theBalm does have some vegan options.

Please reference below for a list of theBalm vegan products.

Which of theBalm Products is Vegan?

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

Face – theBalm Vegan

Eyes – theBalm Vegan

Lips – theBalm Vegan

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.

Is theBalm Ethical?

Based in: US

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

Ingredients and Formulations Claims: theBalm claims their products are Paraben-Free and Talc-Free.

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14 Comments
  • Patricia
    April 18, 2019

    Hi! I’m sorry but the official website of The Balm says that the Foiled Again… Eyeshadow Palette and In theBalm of Your Hand Palette, have CARMINE (CI 75470) as an ingredient 🙁

    • Vicky Ly
      April 19, 2019

      Hi Patricia,

      Hm.. thanks for catching that! I’ve removed both the products you mentioned from this list. This vegan product list was pulled from the balm’s official website when I searched for the keyword “vegan”. It appears as though some of their products that contain carmine were included in the search results. Thanks for letting me know and to help keep this list as accurate and updated as possible =)

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