The non-vegan mascara (Photo: Instagram/Glossier) - Media Credit:

Make-Up Brand Glossier Under Fire For Mislabelling Mascara As Vegan

By

1 Minutes Read

Make-up brand Glossier has come under fire for labelling its new mascara vegan – despite the product containing beeswax.

The highly-anticipated Lash Slick, which was launched earlier this week, allegedly took 18 months to formulate.

The product, which was not tested on animals, was listed on Glossier’s website as ‘vegan’.

Complaints

But shoppers soon noticed a discrepancy between the label and the ingredients list.

The listing includes beeswax, which is derived from honeycomb, and therefore not suitable for vegans. Glossier uses honey, lanolin, and beeswax in a number of its products.

After the issue was highlighted, the company blamed a ‘copy mistake’ for the error.

Refund

After admitting fault for the discrepancy, Glossier promised to make it right.

In a statement to media outlet Racked , a company rep said: “When we realized our copy error yesterday morning, we immediately updated our site and proactively refunded every customer who purchased Lash Slick before the mistake had been updated on our website.

“We do sincerely apologize for any confusion caused by this.”

Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and you can help by supporting our work today.

heading/author

The Author

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the former editor for Plant Based News. She has been a newspaper reporter and features writer. Her work has been published by The Guardian and The Huffington Post, among others

More by Maria Chiorando iconography/arrow-right

heading/comments

Leave a Comment

Plant Based News Comment Policy

In short:- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems. Please read our Comment policy before commenting.

Comments are closed.

buttons/scroll-to-top/scroll-to-top-small-active