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Is Bobbi Brown Cruelty-Free?
Bobbi Brown is NOT cruelty-free.
Is Bobbi Brown Vegan?
Bobbi Brown might have some vegan products, but I don’t consider any of their products vegan since they test on animals.
Is Bobbi Brown PETA Certified?
No, Bobbi Brown is not PETA Certified, and PETA lists Bobbi Brown as a company that tests on animals.
Is Bobbi Brown Leaping Bunny Certified?
No, Bobbi Brown is not Leaping Bunny Certified.
Is Bobbi Brown Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?
Yes, Bobbi Brown is owned by Estée Lauder, a company that tests on animals.
Animal Testing in 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.
This does NOT include products that are made in China, only if they are sold in China.
The only way to know if a brand sells products in China is to ask them directly. Make sure to note that Hong Kong is not included in this policy, and neither are products only sold online to Chinese consumers.
Is Bobbi Brown Sold in Mainland China?
Yes, Bobbi Brown is sold in mainland China.
This is the statement that Bobbi Brown has on their FAQ page about animal testing:
Here is the statement Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown’s parent company, has about animal testing:
Although Bobbi Brown may not be conducting these animal tests themselves, they are knowingly allowing Chinese authorities to test their products on animals in order to sell in China.
Cruelty-Free and Vegan Alterntives to Bobbi Brown
Kosas was founded in 2015 by Sheena Yaitanes, who has a background in organic chemistry. Kosas creates quick, easy makeup products that double as skincare. It is a cruelty-free brand, and most products are vegan.
Email to the Company
Before classifying any brand as cruelty-free and vegan, I send them an email with the following questions:
- Are your products vegan? If only some are vegan, which ones?
- Are any of your products or ingredients tested on animals?
- Do you have a Leaping Bunny or PETA certification?
- Do your suppliers or any third parties test animals on your behalf?
- Does your company sell products in mainland China (except Hong Kong)?
- Are you owned by a parent company that tests on animals?
Here is how Bobbi Brown responded:
Bobbi Brown has a strong belief that cosmetic animal testing is not necessary and should be eliminated worldwide. We do not test on animals and our Company is helping to bring about change in countries where cosmetics animal testing is conducted on our products as required by law. Read more: https://estee.cm/2OPYeQt
While we don’t maintain a comprehensive list of products that contain or don’t contain certain ingredients if you’d kindly share specific product names (and shades if applicable) you’re interested in, we’d be happy to look into their formulas further, and greatly appreciate your patience as we consult the appropriate teams.