Kristin Ess is cruelty-free

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Kristin Ess is cruelty-free

Kristin Ess 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.

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 Kristin Ess

“Each product in the Kristin Ess Hair collection has been designed to either be used alone and integrated into your current haircare routine, or can be paired with other products in the line, which is made possible thanks to lightweight, buildable formulas.

Kristin Ess is a cruelty-free brand and we’re committed to being cruelty free. This means we do not test on animals at any stage of product development, and we will only work with vendors who uphold the same standards.”

Is Kristin Ess owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

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

Is Kristin Ess sold where animal testing is required by law?

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

Is Kristin Ess certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

Yes, Kristin Ess is certified by Peta.

Is Kristin Ess vegan?

Kristin Ess is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan, meaning that some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients.

How do you determine that brands like Kristin Ess 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.

Kristin Ess Vegan Product List

Kristin Ess is not completely vegan. However, they are taking steps to revise some formulas that still have animal-derived ingredients. This is their statement:

“We are revising our formulas that are not vegan to be vegan. Sadly, not all of our products are vegan and this is due to the hydrolyzed keratin present in their formulations. We are in the middle of reformulating these products to make them vegan. However, we can confirm that our European versions are vegan!”

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

  • The One Signature Shampoo
  • Weightless Shine Working Serum
  • Weightless Shine Leave-In Conditioner
  • Instant Lift Volumizing Mousse
  • Style Reviving Dry Shampoo
  • Dry Finish Working Texture Spray
  • Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray
  • Refine Signature Finishing Hair Spray
  • Instant Lift Thickening Spray
  • Rose Gold Temporary Tint
  • Extra Gentle Shampoo
  • Extra Gentle Conditioner
  • Weightless Shine Air Dry Creme
  • Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm
  • Style Assist Blow Dry Mist
  • The One Signature Hair Water
  • The One Signature Shampoo (Travel Size)
  • Scalp Purifying Micellar Shampoo
  • Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub
  • Weightless Hydration Daily Scalp + Hair Mask
  • Anytime Anywhere Scalp + Hair Milk Oil
  • Scalo Detoxifying Bubble Mask
  • Style Reviving Dry Conditioner
  • Dry Finish Working Texture Spray (Travel Size)
  • Style Reviving Dry Shampoo (Travel Size)
  • Ultra Hydrating Curl Repair Mask
  • Weightless Shine Curl Defining Jelly Gloss
  • Moisture Rich Curl Shampoo
  • Moisture Rick Curl Conditioner
  • Ultra Hydrating Curl Leave-In Cream
  • Fragrance-Free Daily Cleansing Shampoo
  • Fragrance-Free Shine Enhancing Conditioner
  • Fragrance-Free Deep Treatment Mask
  • Fragrance-Free Detangling Tonic
  • Fragrance-Free Texturizing Paste
  • Fragrance-Free Soft Shine Grooming Cream
  • Fragrance-Free Dry Shampoo Powder
  • Deep Clean Clarifying Shampoo
  • The One Signature Shampoo – 1L
  • Sea Salt Air Dry Mousse
  • Ultra Light Curl Defining Cream
  • Ultra Fine Workable Hairspray
  • Style Reviving Brunette Dry Shampoo
  • Ultra Hydrating Curl Co-Wash
  • Working Texture Loose Styling Powder
  • Signature Hair Gloss (Crystal Quartz, Winter Wheat, Golden Hour, Smoky Topaz, Tortoise Shell, Bittersweet, Chocolate Cosmo, Copper Penny, Amethyst Stone, Platinum, Wild Berry, Ruby, Black Iris)

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