Is Sephora Collection Cruelty-free?
I often get asked about the Sephora House Brand, is Sephora collection cruelty-free? I know I used to love the Sephora Collection, so I know why people are eager to shop from them. Let’s explore why the Sephora Collection is not cruelty-free.
About Sephora Collection
All Sephora Collection products comply with the most rigorous international laws on product safety—going beyond satisfying European and US cosmetics regulations. They also satisfy the strictest internal requirements of development, quality, traceability, and safety, and lead by example with a Restricted Substance List that excludes more than 1,400 substances.
Sephora Collection Animal Testing Policy
“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.”
I could not locate the Sephora brand animal testing policy anywhere on their website. I had to contact customer service for a statement.
What does Sephora Collection Animal Testing Policy Mean?
It means that Sephora Collection products will be tested on animals in countries like China or Brazil, where animal testing is mandatory.
Where is the Sephora Collection Sold?
I had to email Sephora’s Customer Service 5 times before I could get a straight answer out of someone. Here’s what I got in the third response from Sephora:
Sephora collection products are currently shipped to following countries: United States, Canada, South Korea, Japan and Norway. We also sell Sephora collection items in any country that has a Sephora store.
I emailed asking for clarification on ‘what countries have a Sephora store.’
They sent me the following links before providing the information I asked for:
Is Sephora Collection PETA Certified?
Is Sephora Collection Leaping Bunny Certified?
No. I would definitely take them seriously if they were Leaping Bunny certified.
Who owns Sephora?
Sephora is owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, operates more than 500 stores worldwide selling cosmetics, perfume and other beauty products from different brands.
So is Sephora Cruelty-free?
Absolutely not. And the fact that getting answers out of Sephora is akin to pulling teeth was a real turn off. It makes me want to shop at Sephora even less.