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8 Cruelty-Free Korean Beauty Brands

8 Cruelty-Free Korean Beauty Brands

I’ve listed 8 Korean skincare brands with incredible ingredients. I realized that I never list brands in alphabetical order, so I decided to switch it up for this post! For brands that do not have an eCommerce site, you can browse at the following shops:

Soko Glam (fave store) | Nudie Glow (fave store) | Yes Style | Ulta Beauty

1. Aromatica

  • Cruelty-free 🐇

  • Vegan society certified 🌱

  • ECOCERT certified

  • Several products are EWG Verified™

  • Here are a list of ingredients Aromatic boycotts

  • Eco-friendly smart factory, participates in environmental campaigns such as oxybenzone, octinoxate ZERO campaign, and uses eco-friendly packaging (click for more details)

We use real mugs and tumblers rather than disposables. Every employee has been given a personalized mug with their name and favorite color.

Plastic straws not only create unnecessary waste but also contribute to pollution and greater environmental issues. Instead of plastic straws, we use the straws made of rice that are edible after drinking.

2. A∙True

  • Cruelty-free 🐇

  • Vegan 🌱

  • Supports Be Cruelty-Free campaign to help end animal testing in the cosmetics industry

  • Believes in ‘the 3U’ of animal testing: unethical, unnecessary, unreliable

  • Uses black tea instead of water as an ingredient, for it’s antioxidants, vitamins & minerals


  • COSmetics+RX

  • You can also shop their products from here and here

  • Cruelty-free 🐇

4. Dear, Klairs

  • Cruelty-free 🐇

  • For sensitive skin

  • No colorants, alcohol, parabens, or artificial fragrances/fragrance free

  • You can shop Dear, Klairs at all 4 stores listed at the top of this post

5. E Nature

  • Cruelty-free 🐇

  • Eco-friendly package FSC verified

  • Organic soybean oil printing

  • Shop their samples here

6. Olivarrier

  • Cruelty-free & vegan certified by PETA 🐇🌱

  • EWG Verified™

  • Eco-friendly package FSC verified

  • Eco-friendly printing, non-alcoholic, soybean oil

  • Read about their ingredients here

7. RE:P

  • Real Element Practice

  • Cruelty-free certified by Leaping Bunny 🐇

  • Vegan 🌱

  • Eco-friendly ingredients & packaging

  • Sensitive skin friendly

8. Whamisa

  • Cruelty-free 🐇

  • Certified organic by BDIH and EWG Verified™

  • You can filter for vegan products under each category

+ 4 Asian-owned beauty brands

+ ultimate vegan mud masks

Which products would you love to try? Is Korean skincare already a part of your routine?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of cruelty-free K Beauty 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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