Bumble and Bumble is not cruelty-free

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Bumble and Bumble is not cruelty-free

Bumble and Bumble 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


  • 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:

“Dear valued consumer,  thanks for reaching out. Bumble and bumble does not test our products on animals & we don’t ask others to test for us. If a regulatory body demands it for its safety assessment, an exception can be made.”

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The Truth About Bumble and Bumble's Animal Testing Policy

Although Bumble and Bumble is on PETA’s list of cruelty-free brands, we contacted them in 2021 and they gave us the animal testing policy above. Whether or not the brand currently sells products in mainland China, they clearly state in their policy that they do test on animals where required by law. For this reason, Bumble and Bumble is not a cruelty-free brand.

Is Bumble and Bumble owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

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

Is Bumble and Bumble sold where animal testing is required by law?

It's unclear if Bumble and Bumble is available for sale countries with mandatory animal testing.

Is Bumble and Bumble certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

Yes, Bumble and Bumble is certified by Peta.

Is Bumble and Bumble vegan?

Bumble and Bumble 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 Bumble and Bumble 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."

Bumble and Bumble Vegan Product List

Although Bumble and Bumble is not 100% vegan, they do offer a selection of vegan-friendly products. The following products are vegan and contain no animal-derived ingredients:

  • Blondish Hair Powder
  • Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner
  • Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo
  • Super Rich Conditioner
  • Sunday Clarifying Shampoo
  • Gentle Shampoo
  • Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
  • Brownish Hair Powder
  • Prêt-à-Powder
  • Bb. Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo with French Pink Clay
  • Don’t Blow It Fine Hair Air Dry Styler
  • Creme de Coco Conditioner
  • Creme de Coco Shampoo
  • Surf Spray
  • Seaweed Shampoo
  • Color Minded Shampoo
  • Bb. Curl (Style) Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer
  • Thickening Full Form Soft Mousse
  • Thickening Go Big Volumizing Treatment
  • Tonic Lotion
  • Prep
  • Color Minded Conditioner
  • Bb. Color Gloss
  • Bb. Sumogel
  • Bb. Sumoclay
  • Thickening Volume Shampoo
  • Bb. Don’t Blow It Thick Hair Styler
  • Styling Creme
  • Seaweed Conditioner
  • Bb. While You Sleep Overnight Damage Repair Masque
  • Grooming Creme
  • Bb. Save The Day Daytime Protective Repair Fluid
  • Surf Foam Wash Shampoo
  • Bb. Curl (Care) Shampoo
  • Bb. Color Stick
  • Bb. Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Nourishing Dry Shampoo with Hibiscus Extract
  • All-Style Blow Dry
  • Bb. Curl (Style) Conditioning Mousse
  • Surf Creme Rinse Conditioner
  • Surf Styling Leave-In
  • Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray
  • Quenching Shampoo
  • Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry
  • Surf Infusion
  • Bb. Curl Luminous Oil Spray
  • Thickening Great Body Blow Dry Crème

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