Westman Atelier is a luxurious clean makeup brand created by world-famous makeup artist, Gucci Westman, but is Westman Atelier ruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? I’ve got the answers here!
Is Westman Atelier Cruelty-Free?
Westman Atelier is Cruelty-free! None of Westman Atelier’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Westman Atelier Animal Testing Policy
Westman Atelier has confirmed 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, they do not allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law, and their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Westman Atelier’s website of its official animal testing policy:
In addition, I emailed Westman Atelier to ask for further details about its animal testing policy. The following is a snippet of the response I received from the brand:
“Our products are cruelty free and are not testing on animals nor contain animal ingredients . This information can be found by visiting the following Westman Atelier web link: https://www.westman-atelier.com/pages/faq
We do not allow third party testing of animals nor the use of products, ingredients nor raw materials associated with animal testing.“
Is Westman Atelier Sold in China?
Most imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals in 2021. However, Westman Atelier does not currently sell its products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
Is Westman Atelier Vegan?
Not all of Westman Atelier’s products are vegan as some of its cosmetics contain beeswax and/or carmine. However, Westman Atelier does have some vegan options.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Westman Atelier’s website about its non-vegan products:
You can also find out which of their products are vegan as they’re all marked accordingly on their website in the product description. See below for an example.
Westman Atelier Vegan Product List
As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of Westman Atelier vegan products as all of their vegan products are now clearly marked. Check their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on which products are vegan or not.
The following Westman Atelier products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
- Beauty Butter Powder Bronzer
- Eye Pods Eyeshadow
- Face Trace Contour Stick
- Lip Suede
- Lit Up Highlight Stick
- Vital Skin Foundation Stick
- All brushes are made from synthetic fibers and are vegan
Not Vegan- Westman Atelier
- Baby Cheeks Blush Stick (contains beeswax and carmine) – not vegan
- Super Loaded Tinted Highlighter (contains beeswax and carmine) – not vegan
- Eye Love You Mascara (contains beeswax) – not vegan
Is Westman Atelier Sustainable?
Westman Atelier’s headquarters is based in: New York
Westman Atelier’s products are manufactured in: Italy and their brushes are made in Japan
Westman Atelier is a sustainable company, learn more about their sustainability initiatives and policies here.
Sustainability & Environmental Initiatives: Westman Atelier offsets its carbon footprint for each order from its website. They’re also committed to working with sustainable labs that measure and aim to reduce their water consumption each year, that utilizes energy from renewable sources, and that have long-term tracebility of recovered waste.
Eco-Friendly Packaging Initiatives: Westman Atelier claims all of its secondary packaging including its boxes, brush boxes, and shopping bags are recyclable and they use Invercote board for its folding cartons which have the lowest carbon footprint of any paperboard. All their boxes and shopping bags are made from recycled content including their tissue paper is made from 60-70% post-industrial fiber and 10% post-consumer fibers.
They’re also working toward refillable packaging and state they’ll be steadily converting over as many products through 2021! Westman Atelier encourages customers to drop off their empties at Credo boutiques nationwide to be responsibly recycled in partnership with TerraCycle.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: Westman Atelier claims its cosmetics are formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, PEGs, Phthalates, Formaldehyde Donors, Mineral Oil, BHA and BHT, Hydroquinone, Mercury and Mercury compounds, Retinol, Gluten
Is Westman Atelier’s Mica Ethically-Sourced? Westman Atelier claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
“Our list of manufacturers and labs that provide all micas and other pigments for our products consist of suppliers with enforced child labor control policies in place.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Westman Atelier’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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