In 2020 we look at the cruelty-free and animal testing status of the brand.
Is ELF Cruelty-Free?
Is ELF Cosmetics cruelty-free? YES! ELF is cruelty-free and accredited with PETA. ELF do not test on animals, and their products are not sold in China where animal testing is required by law.
Elf Products – What they sell
ELF Cosmetics sells affordable makeup like eyeshadow, lipstick, lip gloss, eyeliner, foundation, bronzer, and highlighter.
Is ELF owned by a parent company?
ELF Cosmetics is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.
ELF animal testing policy
The official ELF animal testing policy states they do not test their products on animals.
Do you test on animals? We do NOT test on animals or endorse such practices. Our products do not contain animal derived ingredients. Beeswax has been replaced by synthetic beeswax and lanolin has been replaced by Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladinpale-2. We currently support HSUS and are partners with PETA in the Caring Consumer Project.”
Is ELF sold in China?
Does ELF sell in China? No, ELF is not sold in China.
Is ELF Cosmetics vegan?
Yes, ELF products are 100% vegan meaning none of their products contain animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.
Does ELF test on animals?
Do ELF test on animals? No, ELF does not test their products on animals, and they do not outsource animal testing to third parties.
Is ELF palm oil free?
Does ELF use palm oil in their products? Yes, ELF products contain palm oil which means they are not 100% palm oil free.
Elf CRUELTY-FREE STATUS – THIS BRAND HAS FAILED ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- they sell their products in mainland China or other countries that require animal testing by law
- they outsource or commission third parties to test on their behalf
- their ingredient suppliers test on animals
- they test their products on animals at any point
- they test their ingredients on animals
This brand is NOT cruelty-free in 2020!
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Where can I buy ELF Cosmetics?