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 funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Bobbi Brown is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, Bobbi Brown is not certified by any organizations.
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.
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."
Help spread the word by clicking the buttons below to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Reddit.