Desert Essence is cruelty free but not 100% vegan

Desert Essence pledges that the brand does not conduct, contract out or fund animal testing in the developing, manufacturing or marketing of their products. Whilst Desert Essence recognises the importance of customer safety, the brand believes this can be sufficiently achieved without animal cruelty. Desert Essence is cruelty free and stands against animal testing. Furthermore, Desert Essence does not export its products to mainland China and/or other countries, where animal testing is required by law.

Cruelty free statement

Q: Do you do animal testing on any of your products?

A: We are proud to be Leaping Bunny certified, which means we meet the global gold standard for eliminating animal testing from every step of our production process. As a company, we do not believe in animal testing of any of our products or ingredients used in making them, and we require all our ingredient suppliers to abide by this same principle.


Desert Essence is an American entry-level skin, body, hair and oral care brand.

Parent company

Desert Essence is an independent company.


  • PETA awarded Desert Essence with the Beauty Without Bunnies certification
  • Cruelty Free International awarded Desert Essence with the Leaping Bunny certification

Vegan status

Not all Desert Essence products are suitable for vegans. However, all Desert Essence products are suitable for vegetarians. Please always check the ingredient list of the product before making a purchase.

Vegan statement

Q: Are all of your products vegan?

A: While all our products are 100% vegetarian, not all are vegan. Although several of our products have small amounts of beeswax and honey in their formulas, no animals are ever harmed.

Stockists in the UK

You can find Desert Essence products at Amazon UK and brand’s official website.

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