For today's Is (BLANK) Cruelty Free? I'm going to be focusing on the brand Essie. I used to be obsessed with Essie nail polish and basically every nail polish in my collection were from this brand, until I became cruelty free only. Then I gave away all of my nail polishes to my sister as she is in college and doesn't care as much about that sort of thing as I do. And of course she doesn't really have money to spend on makeup or beauty items so she appreciates anything I can give away to her.
- The criteria I use to determine if a brand is cruelty free are the following:
- Don't test finished products or ingredients on animals.
- Don't have suppliers who test on animals.
- Don't allow any third parties to test on animals on their behalf.
- Don't sell cosmetics in physical store in mainland China.
- Don't test on animals where required by law.
At a Glance
- Finished products tested on animals: No.
- Ingredients tested on animals: No.
- Third party animal testing: No.
- Tested on animals where required by law: Yes.
- Sold in mainland China: No.
- Certifications: None.
- Parent company: L’Oréal
- Parent company status: Not cruelty free.
Essie is not cruelty free as they do test where required to by law.