Bobbi Brown is not cruelty-free

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Bobbi Brown is not cruelty-free

Bobbi Brown is not cruelty-free. They may test on animals, either themselves, through their suppliers, or through a third party. Brands who fall under this category could also be selling products where animal testing is required by law.

Parent company:

Estée Lauder

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  • Finished products tested on animals

    Yes, where required by law

  • Ingredients tested on animals


  • Suppliers test on animals


  • Third party animal testing

    Yes, where required by law

  • Sold where animal testing is required by law


Official Animal Testing Policy:

“At Bobbi Brown, the safety of our consumers is our highest priority. We utilize the latest advances in non-animal safety testing and human volunteer testing to deliver products of the highest safety and quality to our consumers. We do not test our products or ingredients on animals, or ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.”

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The Truth About Bobbi Brown's Animal Testing Policy

Although Bobbi Brown as a company do not test their finished products or ingredients on animals, they nevertheless pay others to test their products on animals “where required by law”. This means that Bobbi Brown is not cruelty-free.

When companies claim that they test on animals “where required by law”, it typically means that they sell their products in mainland China, where cosmetics are legally required to be tested on animals.

To learn more about animal testing laws in China, click here.

Watch out for the “safety as a priority” trick. When a brand emphasizes “product safety”, like Bobbi Brown does above, this generally means that they prioritize safety at any cost — even if this means testing on animals to prove safety.

Bobbi Brown also doesn’t mention whether or not their suppliers test on animals, which is a red flag.

From Their FAQ

Bobbi Brown’s animal testing policy can be found in their FAQ under “General Topics”, on their website:

They also link to Estée Lauder’s full animal testing policy, which is their parent company.


Is Bobbi Brown owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

Bobbi Brown is owned by Estée Lauder, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Bobbi Brown not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.

Is Bobbi Brown sold where animal testing is required by law?

Yes, Bobbi Brown is available for sale in countries with mandatory animal testing. This means that their products were likely tested on animals.

Is Bobbi Brown certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Bobbi Brown is not certified by any organizations.

Is Bobbi Brown vegan?

Bobbi Brown might offer some vegan products, however because this company is not cruelty-free, we recommend avoiding any products they offer even if they are vegan.

How do you determine that brands like Bobbi Brown are not cruelty-free?

Most brands don't publicly display their full animal testing policies. We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their complete policy. If any brand states that they, their suppliers, or any third party test on animals, the brand is listed as "not cruelty-free."

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