Is elf Cruelty-Free?

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Is elf Cruelty-Free?

elf is cruelty-free. The brand has confirmed their cruelty-free status with CFK. They don't test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. We've also verified that their products are not tested on animals anywhere in the world, including mainland China.

When you shop through the above links, we donate 15% of our proceeds to animal charities!

  • Finished products tested on animals


  • Ingredients tested on animals


  • Suppliers test on animals


  • Third party animal testing


  • Sold where animal testing is required by law


About elf

“We make quality products at get-real prices. Because we know beauty. Look good and feel good—all our formulas are 100% vegan, no animal testing and made without the nasty bad-for-you stuff. Totally guilt-free. 100% vegan and cruelty-free, worldwide. Free from phthalates, parabens, nonylphenol ethoxylates, triclosan, triclocarban, and hydroquinone. All skincare is also free from sulfates.”

Is elf owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

elf is not owned by any parent company that tests on animals.

Is elf sold where animal testing is required by law?

No, elf is not sold where animal testing is required by law.

Is elf certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

Yes, elf is certified by Leaping Bunny & Peta.

Is elf vegan?

elf is 100% vegan, which means none of their products contain any animal-derived ingredients.

How do you determine that brands like elf are cruelty-free?

We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their full animal testing policy. If brands answer all our questions and confirm that no animal testing is happening at any point during production and beyond, they're added to our cruelty-free list. All brands we add have confirmed the information above.

elf Vegan Product List

ELF is 100% vegan! This means that none of ELF’s products contain animal-derived ingredients.

Since 2016, all of their makeup brushes are also 100% vegan and made from synthetic fibers. Some of their older makeup brushes were made from animal hair, but any brushes purchased right now from their official website no longer contain animal hair.

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