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Is Laurel Skin Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Laurel Cruelty-Free?

Laurel 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. Laurel does sell products in Macao, China, but animal testing is not required there since it is not part of mainland China. Laurel is not certified cruelty-free by any third-party cruelty-free organizations.

Is Laurel Vegan?

Laurel is NOT a 100% vegan brand, but they do have many vegan products. Here is their list of vegan products:

Laurel may add additional vegan and non-vegan products in the future, so always make sure to read the ingredient lists. If you would like to contact me about a new vegan product to add to this post, feel free to do so here.

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

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About Laurel

A trained herbalist and botanist, Laurel founded her organic brand to fill the void she found in non-toxic beauty options. Her herbal and raw botanical line draws on her deep knowledge of biology — and the riches of the Bay Area terroir where it’s sourced — to deliver transformative benefits.

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 Laurel responded to my email:

Thank you for reaching out, I’m happy to answer your questions for you! Laurel is committed to whole plant, organic, biodynamic ingredients that support sustainable farming practices and healthy skin. Laurel wrote about our commitment to our ingredient sourcing standards on our website, which I encourage you to read if you’re interested! 

  1. Are your products vegan? If only some are vegan, which ones? Some of our products do contain honey and beeswax. We source our honey from local organic California farms that share our goal of restoring the bee population. We love supporting them because we know they support the long term life of bees. That said, we have many products that are vegan, and I’ll list them all for you below! In addition to our retail line, our Abundant Harvest line used exclusively by estheticians in treatments is vegan. If you wish to have a vegan Laurel Signature Facial, reach out to a Laurel Skin Esthetician to make arrangements ahead of your appointment! Here’s a list of our vegan products: 
  2. Are any of your products or ingredients tested on animals? None of our products or ingredients are ever tested on animals. 
  3. Do you have a Leaping Bunny or PETA certification? We have not sought Leaping Bunny or PETA certification at this time, but we do not test on animals nor do we have anyone test our products or ingredients on animals on our behalf. 
  4. Do your suppliers or any third parties test animals on your behalf? No, our suppliers do not test on animals on our behalf, nor do any third parties. 
  5. Does your company sell products in mainland China (except Hong Kong)? We do not sell products in mainland China. We have one stockist in Macao, China. Not all parts of China require Animal Testing for Cosmetic entry. We are proud that Beauty Gallery is our exclusive partner in China at this time, and that they do not test on animals! 
  6. Are you owned by a parent company that tests on animals? We are not owned by a parent company. 😊

We do launch limited edition products throughout the year that are not included in this list. If you ever have a question about if a product is vegan, feel free to reach out! 

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