Is Charlotte Tilbury Cruelty Free?

Is Charlotte Tilbury Cruelty Free?

Charlotte Tilbury's Cruelty Free Status

I emailed Charlotte Tilbury to find out their cruelty-free status. They are cruelty-free and currently sold at Sephora, Beautylish, and

I asked:
Hi! I wanted to know if your products were cruelty-free.
Is Charlotte Tilbury Cruelty-Free?

Do you (or a third party on your behalf) test your products on animals?
Have any of your materials/ingredients been tested on animals?
Do you sell in countries that require animal testing (like China or Brazil)?

Thank you for your assistance with my questions.

I got back a very good response:
Thank you for your email and interest in the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty brand. I can assure you that all of our products are cruelty-free. We do not test on animals, nor do any of our suppliers. Furthermore, we do not distribute in Brazil or China.

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

I believe Charlotte Tilbury is cruelty-free.

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  1. Thank you for this info. I was just reading an article that included Charlotte Tibury’s Film Stars On The Go palette and I was curious if I should even be looking at that brand as I only buy cruelty-free make up.

  2. Sou brasileira tb e fiquei um bocado indignada! Inclusive porque em SP foi proibida a realização de testes em animais para cosméticos. Legal da sua parte esclarecer isso a quem interessar.

  3. I need to know if her makeup brushes are vegan. On her website it doesn’t specify, it just calls it “hair” so I’m assuming it’s fur.

      1. Only a few of their products are vegan. Oddly, some people think “Cruelty Free” doesn’t include killing animals to include animal ingredients.

        1. In the USA, there is no legal definition of ‘cruelty free.’ However, it is widely accepted by PETA, Leaping Bunny, and Choose Cruelty Free that products are cruelty free if:

          a company states they will not test on animals during any stage of the product development. Companies also must have their ingredient suppliers make the same pledge. This gives us, the consumers, a product guaranteed to be free of animal testing as of the fixed cut-off date.

          This means that a company doesn’t conduct testing, doesn’t contract testing out to a third party, doesn’t purchase ingredients that were tested and doesn’t sell in a country that requires animal testing.

          This does not mean that the products are vegan. It sounds like you’re confusing cruelty free and vegan.

          For a product to be vegan that means that it is made with no animal ingredients, like milk, honey or beeswax.

          A product can be cruelty free, but made with ingredients like I mentioned above (milk, honey, beeswax).

          In rare cases a product can be vegan but not cruelty free. For example, Batiste products are vegan but they’re testing on animals.

  4. Hi! From what I have seen (and after talking to Logical Harmony and My Beauty Bunny)
    From HSI – While it prohibits animal testing of most cosmetic ingredients and products, it doesn’t include “ingredients with unknown effects”. Neither does the ban prohibit the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, meaning companies will still be able to test their cosmetics on animals abroad and sell them back in Brazil.

    From Logical Harmony

    1. Ok, but it means that, for ingredients with unknown effects, the ban is not valid, not that the tests are required. Anyway, the PL6602 is a bill that has not yet been rated, so is not yet to enter into force. By the way, we’re fighting against this bill, because in practice it causes more harm to animal causes than it helps. 😉

  5. Hi Courtney! I’m a vegan beauty blogger from Brazil, and here the animal testing is not required by law at all. In fact, our law says that the tests are prohibited when there is a alternative certified by ANVISA (regulatory agency), which favors to which most national brands are cruelty-free. Check out my blog to more information. 😉

  6. I’m a bit confused… I’m Brazilian, and here it’s not required animal testing for makeup products.

  7. On the subject of cruelty free, I just wanted to mention that IT cosmetics uses silk in a lot of their products and silk is typically harvested by boiling the pupa of silkworms to extract the silk fibers from the cocoons. Unless they are using some other process where they allow the worms to emerge from the cocoons before harvesting the silk fibers, those little creatures are killed in processing. I prefer not to use or where silk products because of this, but not trying to throw shade, just informing.

    Until someone told me, I used to love silk fabrics!

    1. I’m in the USA too 🙂 I was told this brand would be available soon here, but I’m not sure where or when.

      1. I just heard that this line will be available in the U.S. beginning September 2!
        Supposedly, it will be available from Bergdorf-Goodman, Nordstrom, Beautylish, and a couple of others I can’t remember.
        The products are pricey, but since they’re cruelty-free, I may splurge!

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