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Is Desert Essence Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Desert Essence

Is Desert Essence Cruelty-Free?

Desert Essence 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. 

Is Desert Essence Vegan?

Desert Essence isn’t a vegan brand, but most of their products are vegan. All of their vegan products are listed below.

Vegan Oils

Vegan Skin Care

Vegan Hair Care

Vegan Body Care

Vegan Personal Care

Vegan Dental & Oral Care Products


Is Desert Essence Certified Cruelty-Free?

Yes, Desert Essence is certified cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny.

Is Desert Essence Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?

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

Is Desert Essence Sold in Mainland China?

No, Desert Essence 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 Desert Essence

Desert Essence offers a range of products for the body, skin, and hair to help nourish your body as well as your senses.

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 Desert Essence responded:

Our products are certified Cruelty Free by Leaping Bunny and many of our items are vegan, and if not vegetarian.

At this time, we do not currently sell in China.

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