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Is Laurel Skin Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Laurel Skin

Is Laurel Skin Cruelty-Free?

Laurel Skin 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.

Is Laurel Skin Vegan?

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

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


Is Laurel Skin Certified Cruelty-Free?

No, Laurel Skin is not certified cruelty-free by any third-party cruelty-free organizations.

Is Laurel Skin Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?

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

Is Laurel Skin Sold in Mainland China?

No, Laurel Skin is not sold in mainland 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.

Laurel Skin does sell products in Macao, China, but this area is exempt from the animal testing rules since it is not part of mainland China.

About Laurel Skin

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 Skin 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. 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. None of our products or ingredients are ever tested on animals. 
  3. 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. No, our suppliers do not test on animals on our behalf, nor do any third parties. 
  5. 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. 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! 

**This email was sent in 2020, so some answers may have changed. I have updated the sections above “Email to the Company” with accurate information.

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