Is Yves Saint Lauren Beauty cruelty-free or vegan?

About Yves Saint Lauren Beauty

The brand Yves Saint Lauren is a french fashion house founded in 1961 by Ives Saint Laurent, and his partner Pierre Berge. Although the company is notorious for its Haut couture lines of clothing and expensive perfumes, the brand also created multiple lines of makeup products and skincare articles. Also, the company is owned by Kering, a French company that conducts animal testing. Yves Saint Lauren company was founded in 2000 and its scope is to create not only luxury clothing for women but also makeup and skincare products.

NO – Yves Saint Lauren Beauty is not cruelty-free or vegan

The company is not cruelty-free. They can test themselves ingredients or finished products on animals, or through suppliers or any third parties. Also, towards selling their products in countries where animal testing is required by law the company has to pay for testing its makeup products or skincare articles on animals. Although the company can offer some vegan choices, the fact that they choose to test on animals puts them on our non-vegan and non-cruelty-free list.

Does Yves Saint Lauren Beauty have certifications?

The company does not have any certification which can confirm that they are cruelty-free.
Does Yves Saint Lauren Beauty test on animals?
The company tests its ingredients, formulas, or finished products on animals. They conduct animal testing either through themselves (the parent company Kering also conducts animal testing), either through suppliers or any third parties.

Are Yves Saint Lauren Beauty’s products being sold in Mainland China?

Nowadays all cosmetic or skincare products which are sold in physical stores in mainland China are required to be tested on animals. Therefore, each company that wants to sell its products in China needs to agree and to pay for its makeup products to be tested on animals, in order to open physical shops. Yves Saint Lauren Beauty does have stores in China since 2012, which means that the brand pays for animal testing in this country.

What is Yves Saint Lauren Beauty’s official statement on being cruelty-free or vegan?

The company does not have any official statement about its cruelty-free policy. Also, the brand is not 100% vegan and produces makeup articles that contain animal-derived ingredients. Yves Saint Lauren Beauty has been criticized by lots of animal rights activists for a long time. However, the company still does not declare anything about being cruelty-free in the future.

What is Yves Saint Lauren doing to become cruelty-free?

The company does not have any future campaigns or something like that with the aim to become cruelty-free or to create vegan options. Finally, it is not clear what is the official statement of this company. However, Yves Saint Lauren Beauty is not a cruelty-free brand and they do not offer 100% vegan products.


The founder of this site and the man whose idea was used to write the first article on it. Before establishing, Brandon was an activist and a regular participant of many legal meetings that pleaded against cruelty and inhumanity in many businesses