Drunk Elephant is cruelty free but not 100% vegan

Drunk Elephant pledges that the brand does not conduct, contract out or fund animal testing in the developing, manufacturing or marketing of their products. Whilst Drunk Elephant recognises the importance of customer safety, the brand believes this can be sufficiently achieved without animal cruelty. Drunk Elephant is cruelty free and stands against animal testing. Furthermore, Drunk Elephant 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 test your products on animals?

A: No, we do not test our products on animals, including elephants… although we think they could use the help!



Drunk Elephant is an American mid-range skin, body and hair care brand.

Parent company

Shiseido completed the acquisition Drunk Elephant in 2019. Shiseido is not cruelty free, the company supports animal testing and heavily present on the Chinese beauty market. Despite the acquisition, Drunk Elephant remains cruelty free.


  • Cruelty Free International awarded Drunk Elephant with the Leaping Bunny certification

Vegan status

Not all Drunk Elephant products are suitable for vegans. Please always check the ingredient list of the product before making a purchase.

Vegan statement

Q: Are Drunk Elephant products vegan?

A: If you are vegan, please consult the ingredient decks for animal-derived ingredients.


Stockists in the UK

You can find Drunk Elephant products at Amazon UK and brand’s official website.

If you like Drunk Elephant, you may also like to check Tata Harper

To help you switch to cruelty free cosmetics, we have cruelty free, vegan and certified cruelty free lists of brands for you to explore.
%d bloggers like this: