Glossier is a relatively new cosmetics brand that was founded in 2014 by a former model and fashion assistant Emily Weiss. She used her “Into the Gloss” online blog to promote the brand’s new products and quickly turned her company into a worldwide known name.
Glossier has since expanded globally and increased its product line to various beauty products. The first Glossier showroom was opened in New York, US, in 2017, then multiple new stores followed not long after.
Is Glossier Cruelty-Free?
|Not sold in China?||Yes|
|Leaping Bunny Certified||Yes|
|Has vegan products||Yes|
|Not owned by a Parent Company that does Animal Testing?||Yes|
Yes, ever since its founding Glossier has been cruelty-free. The brand has confirmed several times that they are against animal testing. None of its final products or ingredients have been tested on animals, and they do not allow third-party testing or animal testing done by suppliers. Glossier has also been a huge advocate for animal rights and it is trying to educate other brands about the importance of becoming cruelty-free.
Glossier is certified by Leaping Bunny. Utilizing the Leaping Bunny label means that the brand has allowed experts to thoroughly research the company and its suppliers to fully prove their cruelty-free status.
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Are Glossier products sold in China?
No, Glossier products are not sold in mainland China or in any other country that requires animal testing by law.
What is the Deal with China?
Even though animal testing is proven to be an unnecessary and unethical practice, some countries still require it by law. This is the case with the second-biggest market in the world, China.
China requires any beauty product to be tested on animals before allowing importation and being sold in Chinese stores. Any company or brand that makes the decision to sell in China has also decided to test on animals – either by themselves or, usually, by paying a third-party company to test on their behalf. This is the main reason why a lot of brands can’t achieve a true cruelty-free status. After growing public outrage, China did lift some regulations in 2014, which allowed certain beauty products, such as shampoos and other skincare items, to be imported without testing, but this is still a small percentage.
A lot of brands that claim to be cruelty-free are being misleading thanks to these laws. Even if a brand doesn’t conduct animal testing on its own, by deciding to take the opportunity and sell in countries such as China, it is allowing a third-party to test the final product on animals. This is why PETA and the Leaping Bunny Program have forbidden brands that they certify to expand their market in this direction – and rightfully so.
A lot of companies are working with the Chinese government on lifting these regulations, and legislation was proposed in 2019 that should stop mandatory animal testing. However until today, no substantial progress has been made in this regard, we continue to wait patiently.
Is Glossier Vegan?
Glossier is not vegan, although it has a nice amount of vegan products. Some of its serums use xanthan gum, a thickening agent that is processed with an enzyme derived from eggs.
The brand recently introduced Glossier Play, a makeup line that is completely vegan friendly, with a wide range of choice. The line offers products such as lipsticks in bold colors, nail polish, glitter, even a new brow pen that can suit the vegan lovers of the brand.
Who owns Glossier and does the parent company test on animals?
Glossier is an independent brand that isn’t owned by any company.
What products does Glossier sell?
Glossier sells various makeup products such as lipsticks and eyeshadow pallets. It also has a nail polish and a lip balm line.
A few months after its launch, Glossier expanded its product list to other beauty items, such as body lotions, shower gels, skin serums, and similar. It also introduced its own fragrance line.
On 17th July 2019, Glossier released its GlossiWEAR collection. This expanded their brand to fashion, as they started selling clothes such as sweatshirts and shirts. This proved Glossier’s desire to become one of the most versatile beauty brands in the US.