Sephora Collection 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 funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.
“Our own brand, Sephora Collection, does not test products on animals, and we will not ask others to do so on our behalf, unless it’s required by law in specific countries where we operate. We want to see the practice of animal testing ended entirely and we are a strong advocate for the development and implementation of alternative methods.”
Although Sephora as a brand do not test their finished products on animals, they nevertheless pay others to test their products on animals “where required by law”. This means that Sephora is not cruelty-free.
When companies claim that they test on animals “where required by law”, it typically means that they sell their products in mainland China, where cosmetics are legally required to be tested on animals.
To learn more about animal testing laws in China, click here.
Sephora also doesn’t mention whether or not their suppliers test on animals or if their ingredients are tested on animals, which is a red flag.
Sephora claims to be “a strong advocate for the development and implementation of alternative methods”, however they willingly agree to having their products tested on animals. Brands that are truly committed to the elimination of animal testing do not test on animals, and do not sell in countries where animal testing is required by law.
Sephora Collection is owned by LVMH, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Sephora Collection not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.
Yes, Sephora Collection is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, Sephora Collection is not certified by any organizations.
Sephora Collection 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.
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."
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