The Body Shop is cruelty free but not 100% vegan

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

Cruelty free statement

For 40 years, The Body Shop has believed passionately that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing. We have never tested any of our ingredients or products on animals and we never will, and we only source ingredients from suppliers who meet our cruelty free standard.

We were the first company to be certified with the Leaping Bunny logo by Cruelty Free International.

The Body Shop is campaigning to end animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients, everywhere and forever. We do not and will never test on animals. In March 2014, The Body Shop removed its products from airport stores in China. The Body Shop does not currently trade in mainland China, in duty free stores or elsewhere.


The Body Shop is a British mid-range skin, body, hair care, makeup and perfume brand.

Parent company

Natura & Co completed the acquisition of The Body Shop in 2017. Natura & Co is cruelty free. In 2018 Cruelty Free International awarded Natura & Co with the Leaping Bunny certification.


  • PETA awarded The Body Shop with the Beauty Without Bunnies certification
  • Cruelty Free International awarded The Body Shop with the Leaping Bunny certification

Vegan status

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

Vegan statement

Did you know that around half of products from The Body Shop are 100% vegan? That means you can shop superstars like our Drops of Youth™ Sleeping Bouncy Mask, Oils of Life™ skincare range and many iconic body care products, confident that they’re formulated entirely without animal-derived products.

Stockists in the UK

You can find The Body Shop products exclusively at The Body Shop own boutique chain and Amazon UK.

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