Erborian claims to be the first Korean brand that bought BB cream to Europe. Is their science-meets-traditional-herbology skincare also cruelty-free and vegan?

Erborian is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan, meaning some products contain animal-derived ingredients. It does not conduct animal testing on its products or distribute cosmetics where animal testing is required by law.
Erborian translates to ‘oriental herbs.’ This brand sets itself apart by melding Korean ingredients with French techniques and modern technology.

While many other brands have phased out their BB and CC Creams, Erborian’s are still best sellers. The line has grown to include award-winning skincare with K-Beauty ingredients like ginseng, licorice root, and bamboo.

But after a change in ownership, do we know if Erborian’s cruelty-free and vegan policies are still trustworthy? And can they prove it?

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Erborian Product Shot

Erborian Ethical Overview

Cruelty-free: Yes

Vegan: No but Erborian has some vegan options

Clean ingredients: No

Sustainable & Ethical: Minimal efforts

Mica Mining Policy: Undetermined

RSPO Palm Oil Certified: Undetermined

Erborian Is Cruelty-Free

Test any of its products or ingredients on animals


Purchase any ingredients tested on animals within its supply chain


Distribute its products to any countries that require animal testing by law.


Erborian does not test on animals. Still, their parent company L’Occitane does conduct animal te