The Body Shop is cruelty free but not 100% vegan

The Body Shop does not and will not conduct animal testing on the finished products or ingredients, nor does it ask others to test on its behalf. All necessary tests are carried out on human volunteers. The brand does not export to mainland China and other countries with mandatory animal testing. The Body Shop is proudly cruelty free and firmly stands against animal testing.

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 makeup, skin, body and hair care 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.

Packaging statement


We’re working towards being a more sustainable brand, which is why we’ve brought back our iconic recycling scheme, which our founder Dame Anita Roddick introduced to the world in 1993. Discover how you can return our empty packaging and how we’re recycling and repurposing it.

If you like The Body Shop, you may also like to check Lush or browse over 500 cruelty free beauty brands

If you ever spot that this brand or any other brand is not faithful and the company does test on animals, let others to test on its behalf or the products are sold in mainland China, please contact us and we will make sure that the correct information is available to all readers.

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