Son & Park’s minimalist K-beauty products have taken the world by storm! It’s such a pity that their cruelty-free and vegan policies are lacking, with no mention of sustainability. 

Son & Park is not 100% cruelty-free or vegan as its products are sold where animal testing is required by law. It also cannot be considered vegan as it is not cruelty-free.
Son & Park was created by master makeup artists and skin care specialists in Seoul, Korea. The brand's skincare and cosmetics were well received upon launching, especially Beauty Water.

This was one of the first K-Beauty to multitask and encourage skipping steps in complex skincare routines. Inside Beauty Water’s gorgeous bottle is a formula that cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates to prep skin for makeup.

But having makeup artists as developers (and product fans) doesn’t make a product ethical, sustainable, or kind. Son & Park's cruelty-free and vegan policies don’t even seem to exist.

However, if you are looking for alternatives to Son & Park in the same price range with the same quality, click here. 
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Son & Park Ethical Overview

Cruelty-free: No

Vegan: No (Son & Park cannot be considered vegan if it is not cruelty-free)

Clean ingredients: No

Sustainable & Ethical: No efforts

Mica Mining Policy: No

RSPO Palm Oil Certified: No

Son & Park is Not 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.


Son & Park is independently owned.

Does Son & Park Test on Animals?

Son & Park is manufactured in Kor,ean where animal testing is illegal- with very few loopholes.

You can read more about that by clicking through to Are Korean Skin-Care Products Cruelty-Free? 

But the brand conducts animal testing when required by law, and it does ship to countries like China. 

What Is Son & Park’s Cruelty-Free Status in 2023?

Like many Korean beauty brands. Son & Park doesn’t provide an official statement regarding its cruelty-free policies and vegan products on its website

We contacted Son & Park to request an animal testing statement but unfortunately, we haven’t heard from them. We’ll update this article if we do receive a response.

Son & Park Has No Cruelty-Free Certification

Ideally, all brands should be Leaping Bunny certified. 

But for that, Son & Park would need to reconsider WHERE they sell their products.

While you might know PETA very well – it surprisingly doesn't hold the strictest cruelty-free regulations