Aesop is certified cruelty free and vegan.

At present, unless the brand has proven its cruelty free status by joining a cruelty free certification programme, it should not be considered cruelty free. Aesop has joined Leaping Bunny and PETA cruelty free certification programmes; therefore, in 2022, Aesop should be rightfully considered cruelty free. Furthermore, Aesop vegan status was verified by PETA; hence, Aesop should be regarded as fully vegan.

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Certification = Cruelty Free Brand

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Aesop Brand Analysis

Is Aesop affiliated with a parent or manufacturing company that tests on animals?

Aesop is currently owned by Natura & Co. Please note that not all Natura & Co owned brands are certified cruelty free.

Has Aesop ever dropped out of a cruelty free certification programme?

To our knowledge, Aesop has never dropped out of a cruelty free certification programme.

Is testing cosmetics on animals permitted or prohibited in the country where Aesop has its headquarters?

Aesop has its headquarters in Australia. Animal testing is prohibited in Australia. A complete list of animal testing regulations by country is available here.

Is testing cosmetics on animals permitted or prohibited in the country where Aesop products are manufactured?

Aesop manufactures its products in Australia, England and Japan. Animal testing is prohibited in Australia and England but permitted in Japan. A complete list of animal testing regulations by country is available here.

Is Aesop sold in countries, including but not limited to mainland China, where animal testing is legally required?

PETA and Leaping Bunny verified that Aesop products are not sold in countries, including but not limited to mainland China, where animal testing is legally required.

Does Aesop hold any vegan or vegetarian certifications? Could Aesop products be considered rightfully vegan?

Aesop holds a vegan certification by PETA; therefore, Aesop products should be considered rightfully vegan.

Aesop animal testing statement

“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.” – the quote is taken from the official website.

Our standard:

Cruelty Free Claim ≠ Cruelty Free Brand

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Conclusion

In 2022, Aesop cruelty free status is verified by Leaping Bunny and PETA and vegan status is verified by PETA; therefore, Aesop should be regarded as cruelty free and vegan.


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