Cruelty Free and Vegan Product in K-Beauty

Cruelty Free in K-Beauty

There has been a misconception, mainly from westerners that are interested in beauty, that Korean skincare and makeup brands are all testing on animals because it’s an “Asian” country. Therefore people might not want to try any Korean brand because of that. However, we’re here to debunk around the misconception about Cruelty Free in K-Beauty with the following article!



In 2016, a bill passed stating that all Korean beauty brands/companies must stop testing cosmetics and ingredients on animals by the end of 2018.



Cruelty free and Vegan in K-Beauty industry

One of the main issues is that in China, they have to test on animals. Any products sold in China must, according to their law, have been first tested on animals to be considered fit for human use. Therefore, Korean brands are producing two types of product: some that are tested on animals, for the Chinese market, and some that are for the Korean (and international) market, not tested. Additionally, when you get fake Korean products on a bad website, or on an unofficial website, then you have a higher chance of getting non cruelty free products. Be careful of where you buy your products, and make sure to use a trustworthy website like JoahBox.



Cruelty free & Vegan cosmetics product in K-BeautyIn Korean beauty, there still exist some popular products that are composed with animal ingredients. They still use components such as propolis, beeswax, or snail mucin. However, there are also a lot of Korean brands experimenting and testing new products and technology with more vegan-friendly ingredients, such as herbs, water, and oils. Some brands have recently included vegan-friendly products into their skincare or makeup lines, or that are completely cruelty-free.

Here a list of brand you can trust:

Stylevana  offers a wide selection of Vegan and Cruelty free brands and you can select them by filter here


Comments (8)

  1. Ross Bey
    3 years ago

    Did you know that the Korean skincare brand was also Vegan ?

  2. Kat
    2 years ago

    Another cruelty free kbeauty company is Purito

  3. Meritxell
    2 years ago

    Thanks, article very important, congratulations.

  4. Nina
    2 years ago

    Are Dr Ceuracle, Neogen vegan?

  5. 세라
    2 years ago

    Thank you for this list. I’m sure many more brands have appeared since this article was written but another one to mention is Dear Dahlia.

  6. Nita
    2 years ago

    Cruelty free means everything to me. I only shop & promote cruelty-free brands.

  7. LUSH PH
    2 years ago

    Thanks for the sharing- much appreciated

  8. Larasati
    2 years ago

    Thanks for your info. Very usefull, especially for Muslim insight.

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