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Is Amika Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Amika Products

Is Amika Cruelty-Free?

Amika has confirmed that they are 100% cruelty-free.

They don’t test their ingredients or final products on animals, and they don’t sell their products where animal testing is required by law. 

Amika is certified cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny.

Is Amika Vegan?

Amika is not a 100% vegan brand, but most of their products are vegan.

Vegan Shampoos and Conditioners

Vegan Masks and Treatments

Vegan Prime + Protect Products

Vegan Styling Products

If you only want to purchase products from 100% cruelty-free and vegan brands, click here.


Is Amika Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?

No, Amika is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

Is Amika Sold in Mainland China?

No, Amika is not sold in mainland China.

Animal Testing is required by law in China for all foreign cosmetics companies. All American and European cosmetic brands that are sold in China must undergo animal testing.

Any brand that chooses to sell its products in China cannot be considered cruelty-free.

Even products that can bypass mandatory tests may still be pulled from the shelves by Chinese authorities to be tested on animals.

About Amika

Amika creates a wide-range of hair products for all hair types and styles.

Email to the Company

Before classifying any brand as cruelty-free and vegan, I send them an email with the following questions. 

  1. Are your products vegan? If only some are vegan, which ones?
  2. Are any of your products or ingredients tested on animals?
  3. Do you have a Leaping Bunny or PETA certification?
  4. Do your suppliers or any third parties test animals on your behalf?
  5. Does your company sell products in mainland China (except for Hong Kong and online sales)?
  6. Are you owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

This is how Amika responded:

  1. Most are; however, a small handful of products use animal-derived ingredients. Hydrolyzed Keratin is utilized in Vault Color-Lock Leave-In Conditioner and The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray. Additionally, Haute Mess Texture Gel (now discontinued) contains Honey Extract, Heist Styling Molding Blend (now discontinued) contains Lanolin Wax, and Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm contains PEG-8 Distearate.
  2. No, never have been.
  3. Our products are Leaping Bunny certified. 
  4. No. 
  5. No. 
  6. Nope!

*This email was sent in December 2021, so some answers have changed. I have updated all of the answers in the sections above “Email to the Company.”

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