Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora (Updated for 2021!)

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, big stores like Sephora are one of the main places where they purchase cosmetics, skincare, and hair care. It’s easy to have one store where you can take care of so much shopping. What about cruelty-free brands or vegan options at Sephora? This can be tough.

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. There are simply SO many to choose from. Thankfully, this guide will make it easy for you to pick the best options for you.

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.

Looking for different cruelty-free shopping guides? I also have them for Ulta, Nordstrom, Cult Beauty, Beauty Bay, and tons of other stores.

Best selling cruelty-free products at Sephora:

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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. Where possible, I’ve linked vegan product lists for specific cruelty-free brands.

Just as with the Cruelty-Free Brand List, it is noted next to a brand if they are owned by a company that tests on animals. I think everyone should pick what’s best for themselves when it comes to this. Some people avoid these brands and others have no issues supporting them. My personal take is that picking any cruelty-free option is great. It all matters.

It is also noted if they are also a 100% vegan brand. This means that the brand does not use any animal or animal-derived ingredients in its products. Some examples of this are honey, beeswax, carmine, lanolin, and pearl. These are often found in makeup, skincare, and hair care products.

Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora:

Cruelty-Free Perfume Brands at Sephora:

Brands that are NOT Cruelty-Free at Sephora:

Sephora does carry a lot of cruelty-free brands. For those who shop there, I think that it is important for them to know which brands are the best to support. Unfortunately, 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. Their house brand is sold in these stores.

I know that because of this, some people want to avoid shopping at Sephora altogether. 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 or from Ulta.

Sadly, the list of brands that are not cruelty-free at Sephora is long. This is not a full list of the brands that are NOT cruelty-free at Sephora. It’s just ones that I get asked about a lot. Or brands that people tend to think are cruelty-free but actually are not. Go to the brands that are not cruelty-free list to view other brands that test on animals.

If you are looking to purchase only cruelty-free brands at Sephora, you should avoid the following brands:

  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Caudalie
  • Chanel
  • Clarins
  • Clinique
  • Dior
  • Estee Lauder
  • First Aid Beauty
  • Glamglow
  • Gucci
  • Kiehl’s
  • L’Occitane
  • La Mer
  • Laura Mercier
  • Makeup Forever
  • Marc Jacobs Fragrances
  • NARS
  • Nudestix
  • Origins
  • Philosophy
  • Sephora Collection

Here on Logical Harmony, you can find a full list of cruelty-free brands as well as shopping guides to help you find the cruelty-free brands at Dermstore, Ulta, Nordstrom, Sephora, Beauty Bay, Beautylish, Cult Beauty, and tons more. There are also lots of vegan product lists for cruelty-free brands too.

Best selling cruelty-free products at Sephora:

Note: By using the affiliate links in this post you are supporting Logical Harmony! How does it work? When you purchase a product through one of these links Logical Harmony gets a commission at no extra cost to you. This is a very large part of what keeps Logical Harmony running – Thank you!

(142) Comments

  1. 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
    Léa

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

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. Jo-Ann Treige says:

    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?

    1. Hi Jo-Ann! Thankfully, products made in China are not required to be tested on animals. It’s only when sold there. You can read more about it here – Are Cosmetics Made in China Cruelty-Free?

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

    1. FAQ pages are often lacking in information, unfortunately. I have a whole post about that here.

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