Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora 2024 Update

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

Just like on the main Cruelty-Free Brand List, I wanted to give you some helpful notations.

If a brand is 100% vegan. That is noted next to the brand name with (V). It is also noted if the brand is cruelty-free, but their parent company is not. That is noted next to the brand name with (PC).

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
  • Glamglow
  • Gucci
  • Kiehl’s
  • L’Occitane
  • La Mer
  • Laura Mercier
  • Makeup Forever
  • Marc Jacobs Fragrances
  • NARS
  • Origins
  • Sephora Collection

Best selling cruelty-free products at Sephora:

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Last Updated on January 21, 2024

151 Comments

    1. I was wondering why isle of paradise is not on this list? They claim to be cruelty free and vegan, just wondering if that is not true?

      Thanks for all your hard work putting this together by the way!

    1. 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.

  1. Hi Tashina,

    Boscia’s website doesn’t say “where required by law” anymore and I can’t find them being sold at Sephora China. Do you have an update on them by chance? I’ve emailed the brand but idk when or if they’ll get back to me. Thank you for the work you do!

  2. Thanks for the list; the animals and I appreciate it ?
    Dermalogica is cruelty free and available at Sephora. You have it listed on your Nordstrom list so thought you could list it here too.

  3. Hi! I’m wondering if you or anyone else has any info on Fenty? They certainly claim to be cruelty free on their website but I haven’t been able to find a definite yes or no answer from anyone’s CF blog yet. Thanks!

  4. There is a big difference between “anti-cruelty’ and vegan. Anti cruelty means it hasn’t been tested on animals. Vegan mean that it contains no animal products. Most supposed anti-cruelty products contain beef tallow amongst other ingredients, you would be surprised how many. 99% soaps, laundry soap, dish soap and cosmetics contains animal products. The colour Carmine is made from the the dried bodies of a female bug. Carmine is used in 99% products that state it is cruelty-free. It’s brilliant red used in cosmetics as well as paint/dyes.

  5. 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.

      1. Hi there,
        Quick question I knew that Boscia used to sell in China but I thought they changed that again some time this year and are cruelty free again? Did you reach out to them or know anything about it?
        Thanks so much!!!

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