Is Essie Cruelty-Free?

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Is Essie Cruelty-Free?

It's currently unclear whether or not Essie is cruelty-free, since they haven't provided enough information. Some brands that fall under this category refuse to share their complete animal testing policy or answer questions about their cruelty-free status.

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  • 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


There have been claims about Essie being cruelty-free. We’ve looked into these claims and contacted the brand directly, however we weren’t able to confirm that Essie is truly cruelty-free. Even though Essie claims not to be sold in China, they still test on animals where required by law. If Essie is able to answer all our questions and clarify their position, we will move them to the appropriate list.

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

Essie is owned by L'Oréal, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Essie not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.

Is Essie sold where animal testing is required by law?

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

Is Essie certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Essie is not certified by any organizations.

Is Essie vegan?

Essie 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.

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