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Is Kosas Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Kosas Cruelty-Free?

Kosas 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.

Kosas is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

Is Kosas Vegan?

Kosas is not a 100% vegan brand, but most of their products are vegan. At the time of writing this post, the only products that aren’t vegan are the lip fuel and lipstick.

They may add additional non-vegan products in the future, so make sure you always read the ingredient list!

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

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

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

Is Kosas Sold in China?

No, Kosas 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 Kosas

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.

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 Kosas responded to my email:

Thank you for contacting Kosas. We are not a vegan brand but most of our products are indeed vegan. Here is a list of our products, and whether or not they are vegan:

Tinted Face Oil: YES
Cream Blush: YES
Powder Blush: YES
Lip Oil: YES
10-Second Eyeshadow: YES
Revealer Concealer: YES
Sun Show Bronzer: YES
Lip Fuel: NO
Lipstick: NO

All products are egg-free, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified. No animal testing is done on our behalf and we are not owned by a parent company that tests on animals. Kosas products are available worldwide.

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