Kate Somerville is cruelty free but not 100% vegan

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


Kate Somerville is an American mid-range skin care brand.

Parent company

Unilever completed the acquisition of Kate Somerville in 2015. Unilever is not cruelty free, the company supports animal testing and heavily present on the Chinese beauty market. Despite the acquisition, Kate Somerville remains cruelty free.


  • PETA awarded Kate Somerville with the Beauty Without Bunnies certification

Vegan status

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

Stockists in the UK

You can find Kate Somerville products at Amazon UK and brand’s official website.

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