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Is Beautyblender Still Cruelty-Free After Their Foundation Launch?

by Suzana Rose

Sep 7, 2018

It’s no secret that China requires animal testing on foreign cosmetics. However, they don’t require animal testing for non-cosmetics such as beauty tools and brush cleaners, which is why the brand Beautyblender has been able to sell in China while remaining cruelty-free.

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Last month, Beautyblender launched their Bounce Foundation, which is a product that falls into the umbrella of cosmetics that require animal testing by the Chinese government.

I've received questions as to whether or not Beautyblender will be removed from my cruelty-free list after this foundation launch, and I'm happy to tell you that haven't been removed -- and they won't be!

Fortunately, Beautyblender has confirmed that they are NOT selling this product in China, and have no plans to do so in the future. Beautyblender is and will remain cruelty-free even after their foundation launch according to the brand.

Though Beautyblender sells its sponges and sponge cleaner at Chinese Sephora locations (shown in the screenshot below), their foundation is not stocked there.

The new Bounce foundation is also vegan in addition to being cruelty-free. Here's the full ingredients list:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Talc, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Glucuronic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

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Suzana Rose

I created Cruelty-Free Kitty because animal testing has no place in the 21st century. My mission is to tackle ethical issues in the beauty industry one by one and find solutions for a better future.

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