Aesop is cruelty free.
At present, unless the brand has proven its cruelty free status by joining a cruelty free programme, it should not be considered cruelty free. Aesop has joined the Leaping Bunny Programme via Cruelty Free International and PETA’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies Programme (Vegan Designation); therefore, in 2022, Aesop should be rightfully considered cruelty free and vegan.
- Headquarters: Collingwood, Australia
- Parent company: Natura & Co
- Products: skincare, bath & body care, hair care products, perfumes
Aesop has never tested its products or ingredients on animals, does not use animal-derived ingredients such as beeswax, honey or lanolin in its formulations, and has never conducted nor commissioned animal testing for any product. In recognition of this, Aesop is included on PETA’s cruelty-free and vegan lists and in August 2020 Aesop received Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny approval.aesop.com
Animal testing is a very complex subject, and despite years of fighting against it, animal testing is still happening everywhere in the world, including the most developed economies. Therefore, only by submitting legally binding documentation signed by the brand and its suppliers to the internationally recognised animal rights organisations, such as Leaping Bunny and PETA, and getting approved, can the brand prove and rightfully claim that it is cruelty-free. At present, only the established animal rights groups have the resources and capacity to verify cruelty free status.