This list of vegan brands at Sephora will help make shopping easier for you!
Finding cruelty-free brands at Sephora is pretty simple. Buying from completely cruelty-free and vegan brands at Sephora it can be another story. 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 is easy, but finding completely vegan brands can be another challenge.
Sephora carries so many brands. Thankfully there are lots of cruelty-free brands at Sephora and they all have some vegan-friendly options. There are a handful of brands that also happen to be completely vegan as well. This is helpful because it takes the guess work out of knowing what may or may not be vegan when shopping from these brands.
What’s the difference between cruelty-free and vegan? Cruelty-free simply means that there is no animal testing involved, but animal and animal-derived ingredients can be used. If a brand is both cruelty-free and vegan, this means there is no animal testing involved and the brand does not use any animal or animal-derived ingredients in any of its products.
Best selling cruelty-free & vegan products at Sephora:
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Can you trust Sephora’s vegan filter? Unfortunately not.
Some people use the Sephora keyword searches for cruelty-free or vegan, but it’s not reliable. Brands that test on animals are listed as cruelty-free and some products that contain animal ingredients are listed as vegan. If you’re curious about vegan options from a cruelty-free brand, there are lots of vegan product lists here on Logical Harmony.
Sephora now has a vegan products page to list only vegan products. It does not claim that the brands are cruelty-free nor does it claim that the brands make only vegan products. In fact, the only definition Sephora gives of their criteria is the tagline in the header image – “High-performance formulas with no animal products or by-products“. It’s important to point out that vegan and cruelty-free don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. This page does not make that clear for the average consumer.
Some of the products listed are not actually vegan-friendly. Some are made by brands that are not cruelty-free. For example, products from Clinique, Gucci, and Nudestix are included on this page but these brands are not cruelty-free. I will say it’s more accurate than the vegan brand page on the Ulta website at least.
My concern is that this could lead people to think brands are cruelty-free that are not, or that it could make people think vegan beauty is tricky and confusing. One of my main goals with Logical Harmony is to take the guess work out of cruelty-free and make it simple for you. Pages like this on store websites motivate me with that goal and make me want to create more shopping guides and vegan product lists to take the guess work out.
If you’re curious about vegan options from a cruelty-free brand, there are lots of vegan product lists here on Logical Harmony.
Vegan 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 they also are free of animal and animal derived ingredients. 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.
Below are the truly vegan brands at Sephora. These brands are cruelty-free and all of their products are vegan.
- 7 Virtues, The
- Aether Beauty
- Bite Beauty
- KVD Vegan Beauty
- LYS Beauty
- Makeup Eraser
- Milk Makeup
- Ordinary, The – It should be noted that they are cruelty-free, but their parent company is not.
- Youth to the People
Sephora does carry many 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. I also think it’s important to point out 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.