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Sleek Makeup: Is it Cruelty Free and Vegan?


Is Sleek Makeup Cruelty Free?

Sleek Makeup is a completely cruelty free brand. They’re very transparent on their website (which always pleases me); here’s what they have to say:

“We do not conduct animal testing on products, or on ingredients used in these products.” 

“We do not commission animal testing on these products or on ingredients used in these products.”

“Sleek Makeup has a legal obligation to ensure that its products are safe; we therefore endeavour to carry out a safety assessment on every single product prior to placing them on the market.

“We do not sell our products directly in China (this would require animal testing) and we do not plan to until China changes its laws on animal testing.”

Usually when I do this type of post, I email the company directly to make sure they can answer all four of my cruelty-free questions, but this time I didn’t have to! 

Click here to see the full list of cruelty free makeup brands at Superdrug

Is Sleek’s Parent Company Cruelty Free?

Bluntly, no. Sleek are owned by the Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a parent company that DOES have a background in animal testing (as confirmed by Peta).

As a very general rule, I try to avoid buying from big, animal testing conglomerates, but I make an exception when it comes to definitely-cruelty-free subsidiaries. I know not everybody agrees, and that’s fine, but I like to think that increased cruelty free sales will motivate bigger corporations to go totally cruelty free.

Okay, that was a bit wordy – what am I like!? Hopefully you get the gist – it’s all about being mindful of what you do with your buying power, and how that may affect decisions by larger companies.

In this instance, I wouldn’t say there’s a right or wrong way to decide.

Are Any Sleek Products Vegan?

On their website, Sleek say:

“We unfortunatly cannot claim to conform to Vegan Society rules and therefore cannot officially state that our products are suitable for Vegans.”

(The typo was theirs, not mine!)

Although it sucks that they can’t say for sure whether any of their products are vegan, I do love it when brands are completely honest and transparent.

I’ve done a fair bit of Googling, and I’ve found some older blog posts that have a list of vegan products by Sleek. Because they’ve obviously since retracted their ‘vegan list’, I’d be wary of using it and stick to other, definitely-vegan brands.

See The Full List of Cruelty-Free Brands at Superdrug

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