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Is Glossier Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Glossier Cruelty-Free?

Glossier 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.

Glossier is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

Is Glossier Vegan?

Only some of Glossier’s products are vegan. Here is a list of all of their vegan products updated in September 2021:




Glossier may add new vegan products before I update this list again. Luckily, they are very good about labeling vegan products on their website.

Glossier Vegan Products

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About Glossier

Glossier is a mid-range brand that was founded in 2014. They sell makeup, skincare, and fragrance.


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

Glossier is not owned by a parent company.

Is Glossier Sold in China?

No, Glossier 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.

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 yes, are all of them vegan or only some?
  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 Glossier responded:

We’re committed to being cruelty-free: this means we do not test on animals at any stage of product development, and we will only work with vendors who uphold the same standards. Manufacture locations also vary by product, and you can find this information listed on each products’ packaging. If you’re curious about a specific item and aren’t able to check the details on the packaging, just let me know! I’ll be happy to provide more details. We also currently ship to the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Denmark, and Sweden.

We are proud to share that our products are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, the only internationally recognized certification organization for cruelty-free companies. Being Leaping Bunny certified also means we’ll have regular independent audits to ensure we’re compliant.

I’ve also listed our products below, by vegan and non-vegan.



Please note: Stretch Concealer and Lash Slick contain beeswax, which is their only non-vegan ingredient, and Boy Brow contains beeswax and atelocollagen, which makes the formula non-vegan. Similarly, Glossier You contains Ambrettolide—a synthetic musk that contributes to the notes of Ambrette. To create Ambrettolide, the lab uses sap from tree bark. The reason we can’t call this ingredient (or Glossier You) vegan is that this sap may contain saliva from bugs that live in the trees.

Note: the email response from Glossier was sent summer of 2020. I have updated the vegan product list at the top of this post with relevant information.

Glossier also has this statement listed on their website:

Glossier is Cruelty-Free

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