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Besame Animal Testing Policy + Vegan Products (2016)

by Suzana Rose

May 22, 2018

Besame Cosmetics is a cruelty-free company and was added to my list of cruelty-free brands. You can find the full details and their answer to the cruelty-free questionnaire below.

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At A Glance

  • Finished products tested on animals: No
  • Ingredients tested on animals: No
  • Suppliers test on animals: No
  • Third party animal testing: No
  • Tested on animals where required by law: No
  • Sold in mainland China: No
  • Certifications: None
  • Parent company: None

Website FAQ

They mention their animal policy in their FAQ:

No! Bésame does not test on animals at any level of production and uses natural responsible ingredients in all our products.

To get more information, I e-mailed Besame directly.

E-Mail Q&A

Hi Suzi!

Thank you so much for your e-mail and interest in Besame Cosmetics! We would be happy to answer your questions!

1. Can you guarantee that your products are not tested on animals at any point during production, from the ingredients to the finished product?

Yes we can confirm. We do not test on animals and none of our raw materials are tested on animals.

2. Can you guarantee that your company does not test on animals?


3. Can you guarantee that none of your suppliers test on animals?


4. Can you guarantee that no third parties test on animals on behalf of your company?


5. Do you test on animals where required by law?

No we do not sell to any country that requires animal testing.

6. Are your products sold in mainland China?

We do not export our products to China.

Hope this helps! Thank you again!


Besame Cosmetics is isn't certified by Leaping Bunny and can't be found anywhere on PETA's list.

Vegan Products

According to their FAQ, the following products are vegan:

  • Pressed Powder
  • Loose Powder
  • Sweetheart Balm

All other products contain beeswax or carmine.

Where To Buy

Click here to shop Besame at Sephora.

Final Verdict

They're not certified, but everything checks out. Besame is a cruelty-free company with a few vegan options. Click here to see the full list of cruelty-free brands!

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  • Katia says:

    If they’re truly cruelty-free, why wouldn’t they seek certification?

  • Solar Luna says:

    I also contacted them by both calling and sending an e-mail. Not only are they “cruelty free” in terms of animal testing, but they also don’t get their mica that came from child labor. Now THAT is what I call ethical. Speaking of mica and ethics, why aren’t you calling out Lush? If you had the guts to call out Lime Crime for their unethical practices, why not do the same to Lush? Don’t tell me you don’t care if innocent children die just for the sake of your makeup. Please. I don’t think you’re like that. I’m not saying testing on animals is OK. It’s not. But so is child labor. In fact, both child labor and animal testing are equally just as unethical.

    • It’s awesome that their mica is ethical as well. Lately I’ve been more and more interested in everything fair trade, sustainable, and ethical. I haven’t heard anything about Lush and mica but I’d love to learn more.

    • Mari says:

      Hello, I love cruelty-free products and I don’t want to use mica due to that child labour, do you know makeup brands without child labour?
      Bare minerals is one of them, greetings
      Thank you.

  • Thanks for the info!

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