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Is Charlotte Tilbury Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Charlotte Tilbury Cruelty-Free?

Charlotte Tilbury 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.

Charlotte Tilbury is certified cruelty-free by Cruelty-Free International Leaping Bunny.

Is Charlotte Tilbury Vegan?

Only some of Charlotte Tilbury’s products are vegan. You can shop for all of their vegan products here.

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


Is Charlotte Tilbury Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?

Charlotte Tilbury is owned by Puig, a company that tests on animals.

Is Charlotte Tilbury Sold 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.

Charlotte Tilbury products cannot be purchased in stores in China.

There have been pop-up shops with Charlotte Tilbury products in China, but customers were directed to order products online and were not able to purchase them in-store.

Cosmetics sold online in China do not require animal testing.

Charlotte Tilbury can sell their products online and ship directly to customers’ homes in China without pre-market animal testing.

About Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury created her brand after over 20 years as a makeup artist. It is now an award-winning makeup and skincare brand.

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 Hong Kong)?
  6. Are you owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

This is how Charlotte Tilbury responded to my email:

We would like to reassure you Charlotte Tilbury Beauty and our suppliers do not test our products or ingredients used in our products on animals for cosmetic purposes. In addition, we do not use third parties to carry any out of those tests. 

We can confirm we offer a range of vegan-friendly options here:

From February, we are delighted to confirm that Charlotte Tilbury Beauty will be sold through the e-commerce website, Tmall Global.

The brand will be available under the cross-border e-commerce model which allows the importation and sale of foreign cosmetic brands to Chinese consumers without pre-market approvals – a process which would involve testing on animals for cosmetics manufactured overseas. 

Therefore, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty continues to not test its products on animals, nor require others to test on animals on their behalf, including manufacturers.

After partnering with Tmall global we are not working with any other partners for our Chinese customers. They should either have stopped in contract or is in the process of phasing out.

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