Essence is a cruelty-free brand who are owned by Cosnova. I reached out to Cosnova to confirm if they are cruelty-free and from their response below, they are and all of their brands are cruelty-free. Cosnova owns Essence, Catrice and L.O.V. Essence has labelled their vegan products on their website but they don’t have vegan labelling on their packaging so this guide and the free PDF version linked at the bottom of this post will be useful when shopping in stores. Let me know what your favourite Essence products are in the comments below! 😊
Cosnova’s Cruelty-Free Stance:
Dear Ms Gallant,
We can assure you that cosnova is strictly against testing on animals. Our company neither conducts tests on animals, nor commissions it to any third parties and never will. Our suppliers are selected based on this criterion and we make sure that they never test their products on animals.
In accordance with the EU Cosmetics Directive, it is generally forbidden to test cosmetics products on animals in Europe. Testing the ingredients for cosmetics on animals is also forbidden in the EU (since 2009).
All cosmetics ingredients are subject to this European legislation and are continuously assessed by independent, scientific advisory boards to ensure the highest level of health protection for the consumer.
Alternatives to animal testing are constantly increasing around the world. For example, tests can be conducted on artificial tissue, skin models or the cultivation of cells in petri dishes.
Once again, we would like to stress that our cosmetics products are never tested on animals and that we have always been strictly opposed to animal testing. We hope that we were able to answer your question.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
Liebe Grüße / Kind regards,
cosnova Team Essence Vegan List:
Soft Touch Mousse Make-up – All 3 shades
Colour Correcting Sticks – All 3 shades All I Need Concealer Palette Coverstick – All 3 shades
All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder Waterproof Colour Correcting Mattifying Powder Mosaic Powder
Make Me Glow Liquid Highlighter Pure Nude Highlighter Strobing Highlighter Stick – Both shades
Shape Your Face Contouring Palette – Both shades Blush: No Vegan Blush
Make Me Glow Liquid Bronzer Sun Club Large Bronzing Powder – Both shades Luminous Matt Bronzing Powder
Instant Matte Make-up Setting Spray Keep it Perfect! Make-up Fixing Spray Glow To Go Illuminating Setting Spray HD Hydra Primer Spray
How to Make Nude Eyes Make-up Box The Metals Eyeshadow – All 8 shades Moonlight Cream Eyeshadow – All 4 shades I Love Dewy Eye Gloss Holo Wow! Eyeshadow Palette
The Cushion Eyeliner Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil – All 5 shades
Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara – All 3 shades Brow Marker – both shades How to Make Brows Wow Make-up Box Eyebrow Gel Colour and Shape – Both shades
Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara I Love Extreme Volume Mascara Super Curl Volume Eye-Opening Mascara Volume Booster Lash Primer Volume Hero Mascara Power Black
Kiss The… Lipstick – All 3 shades Fade Your Shade Lipstick – Both shades Lip Liner: No Vegan Lip Liners
Water Kiss Glossy Lip Colour – All 6 shades Tint & Colour Shot – All 5 shades