Benefit is NOT Cruelty free! Please read below to understand why.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Benefit Cosmetics is a makeup and beauty brand headquartered in San Francisco.
ANIMAL TESTING POLICY:
Below is the Animal Testing Policy that Benefit has on their website. The section highlighted below “the chinese authorities order some test on animals; they require companies to make their products available to be tested in state-certified laboratories for registration purposes only.” implies that Benefit’s products are sold in regions where Animal testing is required by law ie, Ex: Mainland China. In case, of post-market animal testing, Benefit Cosmetics will pay the Chinese government to let their products be taken off the shelves and be tested on animals.
Regardless of where the products are manufactured, products are still subjected to POST MARKET testing on animals ie, cosmetic products can be chosen at random and removed from shelves for “confirmatory” animal testing to ensure that the product on sale to customers is same as formulation approved for sale.
ALTERNATIVES TO BENEFIT COSMETICS?
Based on all the facts above, Benefit Cosmetics is NOT CRUELTY FREE. Their products are sold in mainland China and can be subjected to animal testing required by law.