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Is ILIA Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is ILIA Cruelty-Free?

ILIA 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.

ILIA is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

Is ILIA Vegan?

ILIA is not a 100% vegan brand, but they have many vegan products. Here is a list of all of their vegan products:

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


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

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

Is ILIA Sold in China?

No, ILIA 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 ILIA

ILIA Beauty was founded by the inspiration to create a connection between organic beauty and contemporary fashion. Their products are filled with up to 85% certified organic bioactive botanicals that nourish and rejuvenate the skin.


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 ILIA responded to my email:

  1. Only some. We use ethically sourced beeswax in some products. Other than that they’re vegan!
  2. No
  3. Leaping Bunny
  4. No
  5. No
  6. No

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