Essence

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Essence is cruelty-free.

This brand has confirmed that it is truly cruelty-free. They don't test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. They also don't sell their products where animal testing is required by law.

At a Glance

Finished products tested on animalsNo
Ingredients tested on animalsNo
Suppliers test on animalsNo
Third party animal testingNo
Sold in mainland ChinaNo

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About Essence

Essence is a budget brand that sells and . Their products are available in or ship to , and . Essence isn't certified by any official cruelty-free organizations.

Essence's Vegan Product List

Although Essence isn’t 100% vegan, they offer a selection of vegan-friendly products. The following products don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients:

  • 10 SEC NAIL OIL
  • 24ever ink liner
  • BLOOM BABY, BLOOM! healthy glow primer oil
  • BLOOM BABY, BLOOM! nectar lipgloss
  • Blush brush
  • blush lighter
  • BRONZED this way! baked bronzy blush
  • BRONZED this way! bronzer brush
  • BRONZED this way! matt bronzer
  • BRONZED this way! shimmering body oil
  • BYE BYE PANDA EYES! mascara
  • CHOOSE YOUR Glow! highlighter palette
  • city palette Hallo Berlin!
  • coconut kiss caring lip peeling
  • fruit kiss caring lip balm
  • GROWTH BOOSTER BASE COAT STRONGER GROWTH
  • HIGH BEAUTY caring lip balm
  • HIGH BEAUTY face mask
  • HIGH BEAUTY fixing compact powder
  • HIGH BEAUTY hydrating face primer
  • HIGH BEAUTY mattifying make-up fixing mist
  • HIGH BEAUTY under eye brightening concealer
  • HIGH BEAUTY vegan volume mascara
  • Highlighter brush
  • it’s BRUSH hour! brush holder
  • it’s BRUSH hour! eyeshadow blender brush
  • it’s BRUSH hour! eyeshadow shader
  • it’s BRUSH hour! face brush
  • it’s BRUSH hour! foundation buffer brush
  • it’s BRUSH hour! precise eyeshadow brush
  • it’s BRUSH hour! precise face brush
  • JELLY NAIL POLISH REMOVER
  • lashes to impress 07 bundled single lashes
  • my SKIN PERFECTOR LOOSE FIXING POWDER
  • my SKIN PERFECTOR TINTED PRIMER
  • NAIL & CUTICLE CREAM
  • REPAIR & CARE BASE COAT REGENERATING
  • RIDGE FILLER BASE COAT SMOOTH NAILS
  • sprinkled CHROME eyeshadow (01, 02)
  • STRONG HARDENER NAIL TREATMENT ADVANCED
  • sun club luminous bronzing powder
  • sun club matt bronzing powder
  • Sunset Beach semi matte nail polish set

How We Classify Brands Like Essence As Cruelty-Free

We communicate directly with brands regarding their animal testing policy. Brands are only added to our cruelty-free directory once they answer all our questions and they meet our cruelty-free criteria.

  • Does your brand test on animals, for either finished products or ingredients?
  • Do your suppliers test on animals? How do you ensure this?
  • Do any third-parties test on animals on your behalf?
  • Do you test on animals where required by law?
  • In which countries are your products sold (excluding online sales)?

Learn more about the Cruelty-Free 5 (our cruelty-free criteria) and why we ask brands these specific questions.

Some brands are listed as cruelty-free by organizations such as PETA or the Leaping Bunny program. These brands are not automatically added to our list, and we sometimes find that PETA-approved brands don’t meet our cruelty-free criteria.

View Comments (2)
  • Hi, I’ve just stumbled across this article and I hope you could help me to clear something out. I try my best to buy only cruelty-free items, but sometimes it can be hard since I live in SE Europe, where this matter is not spoken about. But I’ve always relied on Essence product because there are one of my fave brands since high school. A year ago, I bought their Born Awesome pallete and just now realised that on the back of it, it says “made in PRC”. I don’t think it’s some kind of knock off because I bought it in store that specifically sells cosmetics and even has some high end and luxurious stuff. I also checked some of my other Essence products and they are all made in Germany. Hope this explanation wasn’t too long and you’ll be able to help me clarify this situation. Thanks 😊

    • Hi! Made in PRC = Made in China, which does not mean it’s tested on animals! Only if products are sold in China do they risk being tested on animals. Hope this helps!

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