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Is Dr. Barbara Sturm Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Dr. Barbara Sturm Cruelty-Free?

Dr. Barbara Sturm 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. 

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s products are not certified cruelty-free by any third-party organizations.

Is Dr. Barbara Sturm Vegan?

Dr. Barbara Sturm is NOT a 100% vegan brand, but they do have a lot of vegan products.

Here are all of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s products that are NOT vegan:

If you only want to shop at 100% cruelty-free and vegan brands click here.


Is Dr. Barbara Sturm Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?

No, Dr. Barbara Sturm is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

Is Dr. Barbara Sturm Sold in China?

No, Dr. Barbara Sturm is not 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.

About Barbara Sturm

Dr. Barbara Sturm is a highly sought-after aesthetics doctor with a practice based in Düsseldorf, Germany, and a worldwide clientele. Known for her innovative non-surgical approach to younger-looking skin, and her work with molecular cosmetics, she was inspired by her daily work to develop a skincare range for “maximum results with a minimum number of products.” Combining cutting-edge science and powerhouse botanicals, the formulas work at a cellular level to protect and regenerate, activating an essential “fountain of youth” enzyme in the skin to halt aging and promote firmer, healthier skin.

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 Dr. Barbara Sturm responded to my email:

1. The majority of Dr. Barbara Sturm products are vegan however the following are our products that are not:

2. No

3. Not currently but we are looking into certification.




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