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Is Kiehl’s Cruelty-Free And Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Kiehls has become a well respected and high-end brand for all things beauty and skincare – but is it cruelty-free and vegan? Find out its status here. 

About Kiehl’s

Kiehl is an American beauty brand that actually started out as a homoeopathic pharmacy back in 1851, residing in New York City’s East Village. It then began to expand its range of products, selling them in high-end department stores while retaining its flagship shop, which brought it to prominence before being bought by L’Oreal in 2000, cementing it as a well-known brand. 

Is Kiehl’s vegan?

No, Kiehl’s isn’t a vegan brand, as it uses animal products such as honey and beeswax in it’s range of products. Some items may have a vegan formula, but it isn’t advertised as a vegan brand. 

Is Kiehl’s cruelty-free?

No, Kiehl’s is not cruelty-free. This is because it still sells its products in mainland China, where animal testing is required by law in order to distribute. 

Want to know the cruelty-free and vegan status of other makeup brands? Let us know in the comments below. 


Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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