Isaac Robertson
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Last updated: April 14, 2021

Being a vegan goes way beyond eating plant-based food. It's a lifestyle that affects every aspect of our lives.

If you're interested in cruelty-free and vegan beauty products, keep reading as I'll answer one very popular question — is BECCA cruelty-free?

Let's see!

Is BECCA Cruelty-Free?

Yes! BECCA is cruelty-free! All their formulations, ingredients, finished products are cruelty-free. BECCA doesn’t test on animals anywhere in the world.

Their Animal Testing Policy

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BECCA Cosmetics has confirmed they don’t test their products or ingredients on animals, nor do they ask others to perform animal testing on their behalf.

They don’t believe tests on animals are necessary to prove a product's safety.

Their suppliers also don't practice animal testing or allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law.

BECCA products aren't sold in China or any country where animal testing is required by law.

The official statement on BECCA Cosmetics website says:

"BECCA is and will remain a cruelty-free company. We do not test our products on animals, and we will continue to hold true to this principle."

Is BECCA Sold in China?

No, BECCA products aren’t sold in China. Beauty products imported to mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals.

However, BECCA Cosmetics doesn’t sell their products in retail stores in China, so their products don’t go through animal testing.

Acquired by Estée Lauder

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BECCA Cosmetics is one of many brands under the Estee Lauder wing.

Even though BECCA doesn't test on animals and is cruelty-free, its parent company may be a problem for vegans.

BECCA Cosmetics was acquired by Estee Lauder in 2016.

You may not know, but Estee Lauder is a company that does test on animals, but only when required by law.

Even though BECCA is owned by Estée Lauder, which is not cruelty-free, they've chosen not to test on animals.

However, many activists believe that being owned by a parent company that's not cruelty-free is a deal-breaker.

Is BECCA Vegan?

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When it comes to BECCA Cosmetics, cruelty-free doesn’t imply vegan. BECCA is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan-friendly.

Some BECCA Cosmetics products are vegan, but most products contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products, like carmine — an ingredient made from bugs.

However, this cruelty-free brand offers many vegan makeup products.

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Vegan Product List

Different variety of BECCA products

The following makeup doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients.

These beauty products are cruelty-free and vegan. Their vegan products include:

  • Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer
  • BECCA Light Shifter™ Dewing Tint
  • BECCA Light Shifter™ Finishing Veil
  • BECCA x Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Face & Eye Palette
  • BECCA x Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Lip Gloss Kit
  • BECCA Zero™ No Pigment Virtual Foundation
  • Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer
  • Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
  • First Light Priming Filter Face Primer
  • Hydra-Light Plumping Lip Balm
  • Hydra-Light Plumping Lip Mask
  • Hydra-Light Smoothing Lip Scrub
  • Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder
  • Ignite Liquified Light Face & Body Highlighter
  • Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter (limited edition)
  • Light Gleam™ Primer & Topper Liquid Eyeshadow
  • Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation
  • Under Eye Brightening Corrector
  • Zero™ No Pigment Glass Highlighter For Face + Lip
  • Zero™ No Pigment Virtual Foundation

Are They Sustainable?

There’s no info on their environmental, sustainability, and social practices.

The brand makes no claims about its products being gluten-free or vegan. They state that most of the products they sell are paraben-free, but not all.

Is BECCA Organic?

BECCA isn’t organic. They don’t claim the makeup they sell is organic.

Are They Certified as Cruelty-Free?

Yes, BECCA is one of many brands certified cruelty-free by PETA [1].

The easiest way is to check whether a brand is certified by PETA. PETA-certified brands typically have a bunny logo that indicates the brand is cruelty-free.

Is BECCA Cruelty-Free? The Final Verdict

Yes! That’s excellent, but they’re not a 100% vegan brand.

If you don’t mind that, you might find some very interesting and high-quality beauty products.


References:

  1. https://crueltyfree.peta.org/company/becca-cosmetics-estee-lauder/

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