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Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora (Updated for 2019!)

Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora

This list of cruelty-free brands at Sephora will help make shopping easier for you!

Finding cruelty-free brands at Sephora is a struggle for many. For many consumers, big stores like Sephora are one of the main places where they purchase cosmetics, skincare, and hair care. Being aware of the cruelty-free brands at Sephora can be a challenge. Sephora carries so many brands and it can be a little overwhelming to figure out which are cruelty-free and which are not.

If you’re looking for cruelty-free makeup, you can use this guide to shop online, download the list of cruelty-free brands at Sephora to your phone, or even print the list of cruelty-free brands at Sephora to take with you into the store.

Best selling cruelty-free products at Sephora:

All of the brands listed here are cruelty-free and are also sold at Sephora. They are free of any animal testing and all of them have vegan options. Just as with the Cruelty-Free Brand List, it is noted next to a brand if they are owned by a company who tests on animals. It is also noted if they not only a cruelty-free brand but are also a 100% vegan brand.

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Want to take this list with you? Scroll down to get a printable PDF and a mobile-friendly version!

Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora:

Cruelty-Free Brands Available at Sephora
Cruelty-Free Brands Available at Sephora
Cruelty Free Brands Available at Sephora

Sephora does carry cruelty-free brands and, for those who shop there, I think that it is important for them to know which brands are the best to support. Please note that the house line of cosmetics sold at Sephora is not cruelty-free. Sephora does have stores in China, where animal testing is required by law. For those who decide to not purchase items from Sephora, you can always go into the store to look at the cruelty-free brands and cruelty-free products in person, take home samples, and then order online directly from the brand itself.

Sadly, the list of brands that are not cruelty-free is long. If you are looking to purchase only cruelty-free brands at Sephora, you should avoid the following brands: Benefit Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Caudalie, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Glamglow, Sephora Collection, and more. Check out the brands to avoid list to view other brands that are not cruelty-free.

Best selling cruelty-free products at Sephora:

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Other cruelty-free shopping guides:

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Foundation at Sephora

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  • Reply Bouteloup Wednesday - May 8, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Hello Tashina,

    I can’t find Kosas on any of the lists on your website (cruelty-free list, waiting list, non cruelty free list…). Have you had time to reach at them yet?

    Thank you sooooo much for all your hard work!
    Best wishes

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - May 10, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Hi! They have been on the cruelty-free brand list since 2017. 🙂

  • Reply Anna Friday - April 26, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Tashina,
    Why Huda isn’t on the list? I thought they claimed they don’t test on animals. Did you ever got any proof of them? They never replied to my questions.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - April 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Anna,

      I have been unable to get a response from Huda, so I don’t have enough information to determine if they are cruelty-free or not.

  • Reply Jo-Ann Treige Thursday - January 31, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    I just bought Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation and Contour but saw in small print on the box when I got home made in PRC? How can they be cruelty-free?

  • Reply Rachel Monday - January 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you for this list! ColourPop is also sold in some of the Sephora stores near me, but not on the Sephora website. Just a heads up!

  • Reply Sandra Foo Wednesday - January 9, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Pat McGrath’s FAQ page carries a statement that they don’t test their products or ingredients on animals. Is this something worth considering at all?

  • Reply Emily Saturday - December 29, 2018 at 8:31 am

    There are several brands listed here that are not actually sold at Sephora, Pixi being one of them.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - December 31, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Emily! All of the brands on this list are sold in Sephora stores, but the brands do vary from region to region. Pixi, for example, is sold at Sephora in some regions but not all. I hope this helps to clarify.

  • Reply Sarah Sunday - November 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    What about Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, they have a statement on their site saying they don’t test on animals

    • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - December 17, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Unfortunately their statement does leave room for animal testing and is not enough details for me to feel comfortable calling them cruelty-free.

  • Reply Stevie Wednesday - August 29, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Have you reached out to Drunk Elephant? They are cruelty free and I would love to see them on your list to buy 🙂

    • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - December 17, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      I have many times but have not received any response.

  • Reply Dania Tuesday - December 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you for all you do! I’m surprised to see Boscia and Caudalie on this list. Do you have any more info about their practices? I only use vegan products and thought they both had quite a few vegan CF items.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - December 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Hi Dania,

      Neither Boscia or Caudalie is listed because both brands state that they do test on animals when required by law. 🙁

    • Reply Krys Tuesday - June 12, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      They’re technically not CF because they sell in China, where animal testing is required.

  • Reply Flavia Tuesday - November 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I just wanted to let you know that Sephora is not carrying Butter London anymore.
    And Kat Von D is 100% vegan.
    Thank you so much for taking care of out beauty needs. Big yay to you.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - December 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Hi Flavia,

      While Kat Von D Beauty has a lot of vegan products, they aren’t a fully vegan line. You can see a list of their vegan products on the Kat Von D Beauty website.

  • Reply Ciah Tuesday - November 14, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Fenty Beauty needs to be added to this list.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - November 14, 2017 at 9:56 am

      I have been unable to get them to confirm if they are cruelty-free or not.

  • Reply Christine Hensley Thursday - August 10, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Thank you so much for this list. I was told that Hourglass is now owned by Unilever. Is this true?

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - August 11, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Unilever has announced plans to acquire them, but they have not been purchased yet.

  • Reply Bomee Wednesday - May 24, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I found ‘youth to the people’ cruelty free at sephora. Is this correct?

  • Reply Paula Kemp Saturday - April 15, 2017 at 9:43 am

    This is a brilliant help, as I am off to your lovely country next week and will be visiting Sephora so I will be armed with CF companies before I go!

  • Reply Vick Tuesday - March 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm


    Is Bite Beauty cruelty free? They are sold at Sephora and they have really nice colours, but I am hesitant to buy without knowing 100%…

  • Reply Corrin Sunday - March 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Hey Tashina!

    Do you know anything about the brand Sol De Janeiro? They claim to be CF, but who knows.


    • Reply Sabira Tuesday - November 21, 2017 at 4:27 am

      hey tashina i would also like to know theyre brazillian bum bum cream smells so good in store

  • Reply Ashley Sunday - March 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    When a company, like Too Faced or Tarte is bought out by parent companies who test on animals, does it change their practices in animal testing? I’m new to the Cruelty Free world and I am trying to understand the Parent company thing. Or is it because the money goes into funding the animal testing of their other brands?


    • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - March 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Hi Ashley,

      It depends. In the examples of Too Faced and Tarte, their policies and practices did not change. They are still cruelty-free. When some brands are purchased, their policies do change. It can be different for each company.

  • Reply Kate Sunday - March 12, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Hi there,

    What exactly does it mean when a company states they only test on animals when it is “required by law”?


    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      It could be a couple of things – that they use ingredients that are required to be tested, are creating formulations that are required to be tested, or are selling in markets that require testing on the finished products.

  • Reply Debra Kelly Friday - March 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I recently heard that Kat Von D is now 100% vegan because Kat herself is vegan. Do you have any information on that?? Thanks for putting this list together!

  • Reply Yuri Monday - February 20, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Hi, sadly First Aid Beauty is no longer cf 🙁

    • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - February 20, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      They are. Nothing has changed about their policies or practices. 🙂

      • Reply Erin Monday - February 27, 2017 at 7:13 pm

        I saw that they no longer guarantee that their suppliers are cruelty-free–so they don’t personally test but they don’t ensure that their ingredients haven’t been tested on animals. They’ve been really quiet on it so it hasn’t gotten a lot of attention.

        • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - February 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm

          Hi Erin,

          I talked to them about this specifically and they have assured me nothing about their stance or requirements of their suppliers have changed. They do still require that their ingredient suppliers be cruelty-free. I’ve given them feedback on the customer service response a few people have received and let them know it’s confusing.

  • Reply Leti Friday - February 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Just wanna let you know Rosebud Perfume Co. isn’t listed on the main CF list- only it only says Rosebud company I think which confused me. Just thought the feedback would help. Much love and light 🙂 <3 Thank you for this amazing list, will share.

  • Reply Michelle Sunday - February 5, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve noticed on other cruelty free blogs that marc jacobs beauty and kate somerville are listed as cruelty free but aren’t on here. Any info on these brands would be helpful.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - February 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      Marc Jacobs Beauty is on the Brands to Avoid list. They have told myself and other cruelty-free bloggers (Phyrra and My Beauty Bunny) that the ingredients they use may be tested on animals. They have also told me that they test when required by law. I don’t think I have reached out to Kate Somerville before, but I’ll do that now!

      • Reply Michelle Thursday - March 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm

        Thanks for answering my question, just frustrating because another popular cruelty free blog says that marc jacobs is. Think its the only one that states that, I trust you though and really appreciate all the time and effort you put into this blog.

      • Reply Chelle Thursday - April 20, 2017 at 8:25 am

        Hi Tashina,
        I’m confused because Marc Jacobs Beauty is on the list on this page?

      • Reply Leslie Wednesday - April 26, 2017 at 8:22 pm

        Marc Jacobs beauty is on your cruelty free list. Why is this?

  • Reply Louise Thursday - February 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Dr. Perricone’s website states that they sell to China. Great post, btw…so helpful!!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - February 3, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Hi Louise,

      While they do ship products directly to consumers there through the mail, they don’t have distributors, sell in stores in China, or sell in registered business in China like Sephora that would require them to test on animals. So thankfully they are still cruelty-free! 🙂

      • Reply Louise Friday - February 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

        Wow, that’s so confusing! I did not interpret it like that when I read the info on their website. Thanks so much for the clarification. You rock, Tashina!

  • Reply Erica Thursday - February 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you so much, this is a fab post & your blog is gonna be an unreal help!

  • Reply Sarah Thursday - January 5, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Oh my goodness, the fear that ran through me when I thought I was gonna have to give up my KVD foundation. It’s the only foundation that matches my skin tone so far, and I had no idea what I was gonna do without it. Thank you for clarifying that while their sister companies may test, their parent company doesn’t!

    • Reply Dails Wednesday - March 7, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      KAT Von D’s parent company is Kendo, which is a sister company to Sephora. Sephora and Kendo are owned by LVMH. LVMH is not cruelty free.

      • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - March 7, 2018 at 1:25 pm

        LVMH is a corporation, and while they own brands that test on animals, they themselves are just a corporation.

  • Reply emmy nguyen Wednesday - January 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    thanks for the update about too faced. i stop buying their products. i also have informed them via email about it.

  • Reply Sandra Chavez Monday - September 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I’m curious if anything in the Sephora brand line is cruelty free…I can’t seem to find any information.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - September 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Sadly, their line is not cruelty-free. You’ll find them on the Brands to Avoid section of the Cruelty-Free Brand List.

      • Reply Lorraine Thursday - February 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm

        Thank you for answering my question

  • Reply Jody Tuesday - July 26, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you so much for this list!! It’s so difficult to find out which cosmetics companies are subsidiaries of companies that test on animals. It’s been depressing to find my favorite cruelty free cosmetics companies selling out! I really can’t define myself as cruelty free if my $$ is supporting the profit of cruel parent companies!!

    Thanks again for taking the time to research and to update!!

  • Reply Carol Monday - June 20, 2016 at 6:49 am

    This was so helpful, thank you so much!

  • Reply Cori Friday - April 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Is this current? I’m wondering why Benefit isn’t listed. From their site: “Benefit does not test our products on animals.

    Since 1989, the Perfumes & Cosmetics companies of LVMH group (including Benefit Cosmetics) have not performed any tests on animals for our products – this was implemented long before the 2013 official ban set by the European Union.

    We are deeply committed to the elimination of animal testing. We’re playing a leading role in developing alternative methods through our support of the “Fund for Alternatives to Animal Testing” in the United States. We also actively participate in validation studies of new alternative tests in the framework of the European cosmetics association, Cosmetics Europe. We are one of only a few companies to have invested in creating our own internal department to test raw materials and ingredients to further ensure the quality of our products and the satisfaction of our customers, which is our top priority.

    We are hopeful that alternative testing methods will be adopted worldwide and we will see an end to animal testing.”

    • Reply Tashina Combs Saturday - May 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Cori,

      Sadly, Benefit is not cruelty-free. If you reach out to them directly, they state that they do test on animals when required by law. 🙁

  • Reply Chloe Saturday - April 9, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I am really confused about beauty blender. I saw them being sold on Sephora China so emailed them and they never replied. Someone please help me out.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - April 10, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Hi Chloe,

      I’ve talked to beautyblender about this. What is sold in China are only the products of theirs that do not require animal testing. Since they don’t make cosmetics, it’s easier for them to work within the limitations of the laws there. The sponges aren’t tested on animals, and not all of their cleansers are available there. They are still cruelty-free and assured me that they would not bring items into China that would be required to be tested on animals. I hope this helps!

  • Reply Angelique Sunday - February 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics are no longer sold at Sephora unfortunately. I’ve now had to rediscover Ulta and shop there. Lol.

  • Reply Mariana Wednesday - February 10, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Tashina, out of curiosity, is there a particular reason that brands with parent companies that do test (Kat Von D, Bare Minerals, etc) are promoted on logical harmony? I’m a fan of checking for information regarding brands here (Thank you for providing so many people with such valuable information!), and recall that after Tarte was acquired by a parent company that tests, you no longer supported them.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - February 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Mariana,

      Those brands are included in some lists, such as this one, so that people can find brands that work for them. I would rather someone buy from a cruelty free brand with a parent company who tests, than to buy a cruelty free brand directly. I don’t promote those brands outside of these lists. While I do talk about Kat Von D Beauty, I think it’s important to note that her parent company is cruelty free, but some of the KVD beauty sister companies are not.

  • Reply Stella Chesler Tuesday - December 29, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you so much for this site and all your work. I use this site almost exclusively now and appreciate your standards in determining which companies are cruelty free. Thank you!!

  • Reply Kirsten Martin Thursday - November 5, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Im pretty certain Bite Beauty is also a cruelty free brand!

    Thank you so much for your site, really has been helping me! I recently decided to make the switch to Cruelty Free only, and your site has been a huge help for me!

  • Reply Nataliya Tuesday - November 3, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Tashina!
    I believe that 100% pure is also owned by LVMH. Is this true? 🙁
    Thank you so much for all you do to promote cruelty free and vegan lifestyle:-)

    • Reply Tashina Combs Saturday - November 28, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Hi Nataliya,

      This is not true. 100% Pure is still an independently owned brand. 🙂

      • Reply Tori Gutierrez Monday - December 5, 2016 at 12:09 pm

        Why on the packaging does it say the Louis Vuitton Building level 5? Is that just a coincidence?

  • Reply Cheryl Friday - October 30, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Hi, thank you for this list. I am in the process of switching my products to cruelty free now and need this list. I did find one company that is not on the list, Toulon. Please let me know if this correct. thank you.
    They state that are not tested on animals.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - December 27, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Hi, Cheryl! I’m so happy to hear that Logical Harmony has been helpful to you. Thanks for suggesting TOULON. I’ve reached out to them and hope to add them to the list soon. 🙂

  • Reply Maggie Tuesday - August 11, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Hi Tashina! I love all of your CF consumer lists, and I was wondering if you would eventually do one for perfumes specifically?

    • Reply Maggie Tuesday - August 11, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Aaaaand, never mind, just found the vegan perfume guide!

      • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - August 11, 2015 at 9:32 pm

        That’s always how it works, huh? 😉 Glad you found what you were looking for!

  • Reply Heather Tuesday - August 11, 2015 at 2:18 am

    I love shopping at sephora since we don’t have much store options to get cosmetics in Hawaii except department stores. This list is soooo helpful 🙂

    • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - August 11, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear it’s helpful for you, Heather! 🙂

  • Reply Aleisa Friday - August 7, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I’m so glad I found this list! There are so many products at Sephora its overwhelming to try and sort out all the vegan and cruelty free brands. And whenever I go many of the associates do not know which products are vegan and cruelty free and thus try to get me to buy products that are not either. The thank you so much for making my make up buys all that much easier!!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Saturday - August 8, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad that you find this list helpful! 🙂

  • Reply Aimée Saturday - April 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    While Hourglass and Urban Decay have a FEW and yes I said few (only maybe a handful of their products are actually vegan AND cruelty free) the rest are completely not, within the two brands. It is very unfortunate. Even if it claims it is vegan it does not also mean that they were not tested on animals! Please do lots of research! Typically smaller more independent brands have safer ingredients and are also vegan AND cruelty free but they will not be in such broad corporate stores like Sephora, Ulta, department stores, etc.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - August 2, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Exactly. Stating a product is vegan doesn’t mean the brand is cruelty free. This is why I do such extensive research into brands and require documentation in order to verify their cruelty free status. 🙂

      • Reply Kathryn Wednesday - December 2, 2015 at 8:34 pm

        I’m confused…what products are okay to use then from Hourglass & UD? And, if the brand is not 100% cruelty free does it move to the avoid list?
        thank you!

        • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - December 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm

          Hi Kathryn,

          Hourglass is cruelty free with vegan options. So is Urban Decay, but they are owned by a parent company who does test on animals. If a brand takes part in any animal testing they are added to the Brands to Avoid list. I would not promote a brand as cruelty free if they were testing on animals in any way. 🙂 The products seem on Logical Harmony are all from cruelty free brands and the products are also free of animal ingredients.

  • Reply Mila Monday - April 20, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Hello! Just noticed you appear to be missing several brands. Buxom, Ole Henriksen, First Aid Beauty, Perricone MD, and Perfekt! : )

    • Reply Tashina Combs Saturday - January 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, Mila! 🙂

  • Reply Nadisha Friday - March 13, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Thank you.

  • Reply Emma O. Friday - March 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Isn’t Anastasia Beverly Hills cruelty free?

  • Reply Janet Tuesday - February 24, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Shouldn’t Smashbox be on this list?

    • Reply Janet Tuesday - February 24, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Sorry, I just found the details. 🙁 Boo 🙁

  • Reply Kelsie Haseloff Dos Santos Monday - February 16, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    This site has my heart. I love that you point out who Sephora’s parent company is and how it’s much more helpful to use them only as a sampling point. You’re my go to for everything vegan/vegan beauty. Do not stop being awesome!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - February 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you so much, Kelsie! Your support means a lot to me!

  • Reply Ileah Barnes Tuesday - February 3, 2015 at 11:36 am

    sunday riley has vegan stuff too! albeit exspensive

    • Reply Tashina Combs Saturday - April 25, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Hi Ileah,

      Thanks for suggesting them! We have reached out to them and they will be added to the Pending Brands list. They will be included in future weekly update posts about the brands list. These updates are posted every Sunday. 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Reply Vanessa Elise Tuesday - January 13, 2015 at 11:39 am

    There are a few brands not on your list that I am curious about:

    – Dr. Dennis Gross claims to be both cruelty free and vegan, they even have the vegan stamp on their packaging
    – Ren is one of the “natural” brands, and the rep told me that they are cruelty free, and that only two of their products have any animal ingredients (yogurt and honey)
    – Murad says on their packaing “tested on people, not animals” and on their website specifically states that they do not sell in china for this reason
    – The rep from Origins told me they do not animal test, and the boxes state no animal ingredients.
    – Amore Pacific also told me they don’t animal test.

    I would love to know if you’ve either confirmed any of this, or learned anything that says otherwise. Thanks!

    • Reply Vanessa Elise Tuesday - January 13, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Correction regarding Murad – it wasn’t their website where I saw that statement, it was an email from the company on another blog.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - May 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Hi Vanessa,

      Dr. Dennis Gross, Amore Pacific, and Murad are currently on the Pending Brands list. I have yet to receive a response from any of those brands, but hopefully I will soon. Ren is currently on the Grey Area list. Origins, sadly, does test on animals when required by law. 🙁 Sorry that I cannot be of more help! Without getting the correct documentation from these brands, I just cannot say if they are cruelty free or not.

  • Reply Beth Thursday - January 8, 2015 at 11:00 am Jack Black is also sold at Sephora and is cruelty free.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - May 8, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks for suggesting them, Beth! Jack Black is listed as cruelty free on the main brands list, but I wasn’t aware they were sold at Sephora. I’m adding them to this list now!

  • Reply Bianca Wednesday - January 7, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    what about OCC??

    • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - January 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      They are included in this list. 🙂 They are a great company. I love their products!

  • Reply Cassandra Monday - December 29, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Bummer about Sephora! I did not know that they started selling in China, OR that they are owned by Louis Vuitton! (ahhhh, no!). I will stick to what I know works well for me, and is 100% cruelty-free and all natural for cosmetics – Alima Pure and 100% Pure (I highly recommend these brands)!

  • Reply Madeline Monday - November 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Hi, i recently found this website and i’ve decided to get only vegan products. I love makeup, i’m actually running out of some products, but some of the cruelty free ones are kinda pricey -i’m not ready to spend $40 dls on a foundation- so i saw that Sephora collection products were in good price. I sent an email earlier today to the company and they told me they’re cruelty free. DId they just lie to me? I don’t think that’s ethic. Hope you can help, thank you (:

    • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - November 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Madeline,

      Because there is no regulation on the term cruelty free, the brand technically did not lie. However, the Sephora collection line is sold in China. In China it is required by law that brands agree to animal testing. While Sephora themselves may not be doing the testing, they have agreed to allow the testing to occur and to pay for the testing. I hope that this helps to clarify.

      • Reply Madeline Wednesday - November 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

        Oh, that’s why they told me that their products “have never been tested in animals”; they’re right, but then they’re fine with having them tested in furry creatures ): not cool. I need a new foundation, but i find UD and Nars too pricey, has anyone tried a good and cheaper one? I’m traveling to the US next month and i’ll make a trip to Sephora to get one. Thank you!

        • Reply anne goodwin Sunday - March 29, 2015 at 11:25 pm

          Madeline I know this is months later but I thought I’d reply to you anyway. I find Sonia Kashuk and Physicians Formula foundations to be very good. It all depends on your skin type but I hope this helps.

        • Reply Katherine Sunday - April 26, 2015 at 9:38 am

          Wet n’ Wild is super cheap and is caring consumer certified.

  • Reply hanusia Sunday - November 2, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for the great list, Tashina! Just wondering- is this an exhaustive list, in that any other brand not on this list that is sold at Sephora isn’t cruelty free? Because I’ve had contact with TokyoMilk and NEST Fragrances that have led me to believe they are cruelty-free. Also, I’m pretty sure that Zoya and China Glaze (sold at Ulta) are cruelty-free, but they aren’t on the Ulta list.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Hanusia,

      This list includes only brands that have been verified as cruelty free by Logical Harmony. We have reached out to TokyoMilk and NEST – hopefully we will hear from them soon! 🙂 Zoya has been added to the list of brands sold at Ulta. We have still not yet received a response from China Glaze though. For a more detailed list of brands, be sure to check out the complete Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List.

  • Reply Jessica Larson Bailey Sunday - November 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    i thought Murad was cruelty free. it’s not?

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - January 18, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Jessica,

      Murad is currently on the Pending Brands list. This means that I have reached out to them with my specific set of questions, but have yet to hear back from them. Please check back in the future to see what list they are on. This will depend on how fast I hear back from them.

  • Reply mina Saturday - November 1, 2014 at 8:02 am

    “Sephora is also owned by Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy (LVHM), which is a large producer of leather and fur items.”

    –That will definitely stop me from buying anything there again. Horrid store where women go to waste all their money!

  • Reply Gina Friday - October 31, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Very helpful list. If one is opposed to buying CF brands with non-CF parent company, they may not wish to shop at Sephora, which has stores in China.

  • Reply Caitlin Thursday - October 30, 2014 at 8:21 am

    great list, lady! i’ve been wanting to know this info for a while now.

    just a side note- i use wen (yay!). last time i checked, some of their cleansing conditioners contain honey (i remember it in the tuscan fall pear). perhaps this changed?

    • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - November 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      This is so sad! They were a 100% vegan company. I’ve updated to note that they are not.

  • Reply Lisa G. Wednesday - October 29, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Great list Tashina!! Thank you for puting it together. Often times I’ve found that the Sephora associates do not know which of the brands they carry are cruelty free. I appreciate your diligence! Have a blessed day!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

      I’m glad you find it helpful, Lisa!

  • Reply Kate Wednesday - October 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    This is incredibly helpful! Do you know anything about Image Skincare? They claim to be cruelty free but I’d appreciate your input –

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Hi Kate!

      I’ve reached out to Image Skincare, but have not yet received a response. They will be included in future weekly update posts about the brands list. Hopefully I hear back from them soon!

  • Reply Brittany Smith Wednesday - October 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    As far as I’m currently aware, TokyoMilk is cruelty free as well. Last I heard they were also in the process of being certified by Leaping Bunny. They have some really interesting perfumes!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      I’ve reached out to TokyoMilk, but have not yet received a response. They will be included in future weekly update posts about the brands list. Hopefully I hear back from them soon! I would love to add them to the Brands List!

  • Reply MaryEllen@HealthBalanceHappiness Wednesday - October 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Great post! I try not to shop at Sephora too much after I found out their house line is not cruelty free but for many people Sephora might be the only option to purchase cosmetics and it’s great to know which lines to support.

    I also wanted to say I loved the two Petit Vour box you helped create. I get so excited every month to receive my new goodies from there and feel so happy to know that no animals were harmed in those products.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - December 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      I’m so glad that you liked the two boxes! That means a lot to me to hear! <3

  • Reply Taylor Wednesday - October 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Cover FX is not 100% vegan, just mostly! Their lip products and blush/bronzer duo contain carmine.

    • Reply Taylor Wednesday - October 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Also, what vegan options does Bite have? Everything I’ve seen is gorgeous, but I didn’t know anything was vegan!

      • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - October 31, 2014 at 9:04 am

        Hi Taylor,

        I’m honestly not 100% sure which items are vegan. I was told by the brand that they do have vegan items, but haven’t seen the items in a store yet or had the time to dig into the ingredient lists. If you’re interested in specific items, I would reach out to Bite directly and ask about specific ingredients.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - October 30, 2014 at 6:03 am

      Hi Taylor,

      Thanks for pointing that out! I have been told by CoverFX several times that no animal ingredients, including carmine, are used in their products. But looking at the ingredients for this specific item I see that you are right – it does contain carmine. This is a bit disappointing. Thanks for letting me know though. I’ve corrected both this list and the vegan brands list as well.

      • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - November 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

        Hi Taylor,

        I wanted to post an update. I’ve received a statement that all CoverFX products have been reformulated and are all 100% vegan. The specific items can be found through a Google search, but they are not a part of the active CoverFX line anymore.

  • Reply rachel Wednesday - October 29, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Would love a list like this for Ulta! And thanks for the heads up the owners, had no idea. A total turn off for shopping sephora!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - October 30, 2014 at 6:04 am

      Hi Rachel,

      I’m glad that you find this list helpful! One for Ulta is in the works! 🙂

  • Reply Tabitha Wednesday - October 29, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Sorry, but even though I love many items from the brand Lavanilla is not 100% vegan. If you look on their website it their “Healthy Lip Shine” in Vanilla Lavender contains carmine. Not sure what if any other products contain that ingredient (and since that item is on sale they may be phasing it out) but thought that you should know.

    I’m also wondering about Blinc. They certainly claim to be cruelty free on their website….

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - October 31, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Thanks for catching that! I had no idea that they had an item with carmine. I found that item and you are correct, it does have carmine. The brand told me that all items were vegan. I’ve adjusted both this list and the Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List to reflect that.

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