Weleda is cruelty free but not 100% vegan

Weleda 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. Weleda is proudly cruelty free and firmly stands against animal testing.

Cruelty free statement

Weleda has fundamentally opposed all animal testing for our cosmetics since 1921 and fortunately, since 2014, EU law has caught up with us now banning all animal testing.

We do test our products on real people, through extensive in-use monitored studies. Our products are verified cruelty-free by the NATRUE quality seal which you will find on every one of our cosmetics.


The term ‘cosmetics’ in China is considered to be skincare, makeup, perfume, hair care, sun care, nail care, deodorants and whitening products. Strangely enough toothpastes and bars of soap are exempt, and as such they are not required to be tested on animals. So Weleda toothpaste and soaps may be found in China. But rest assured they are still cruelty-free.



Weleda is a Swiss entry-level skin and body care company.

Parent company

Weleda is an independent company.


Weleda is certified by NATRUE.

Vegan status

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

Vegan statement

Some of our products do contain animal products and their derivates like beeswax, lanolin, goat milk and lactose as well as honey in the elixirs which is why we do not say we are a Vegan company.


Stockists in the UK

You can find Weleda products at Amazon UK.

If you like Weleda, you may also like to check Tropic Skincare

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 correct information is available to all readers.

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