Weleda is cruelty free but not 100% vegan

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

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, body, hair, baby and sun 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 and brand’s official website.

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

To help you switch to cruelty free cosmetics, we have cruelty free, vegan and certified cruelty free lists of brands for you to explore.
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