Cetaphil is NOT a Cruelty free brand! Their products are sold in countries like Mainland China where animal testing is required by law. Keep in mind, Cetaphil is also owned by Galderma Laboratories, a company that tests on animals.
ABOUT THE BRAND:
CETAPHIL is a popular drugstore skincare brand and its products are sold globally across the world.
Below is the Animal Testing Policy that Cetaphil has on their website. This statement doesn’t give us any information. The phrase “Does not test on animals” or “Not tested on animals” doesn’t really mean much. Infact, this statement tells us that the brand is trying to falsely state that they are Cruelty-free.
Regardless of where the products are manufactured, products are still subjected to mandatory POST MARKET testing on animals where 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.
In addition, Galderma Laboratories is a Pharmaceutical company and Pharmarceutical companies require mandatory testing on animals. Hence, Galderma Laboratories is NOT Cruelty free.
Cetaphil’s China Website:
If you are looking to switch your NARS products to Cruelty free, there are tons of alternatives. Here are some of the brands you could start with:
ALTERNATIVES TO CETAPHIL?
If you are looking to switch your Cetaphil products to Cruelty free, there are tons of alternatives. Here are some of the brands you could start with:
- ALBA BOTANICA
- ANDALOU NATURALS [100% VEGAN]
- AVALON ORGANICS
- BABO BOTANICALS
- DERMA E [100% VEGAN]
- GLOW RECIPE
- HEMPZ [100% VEGAN]
- LIVE CLEAN
- PACIFICA BEAUTY [100% VEGAN]
Based on all the facts above, Cetaphil is NOT CRUELTY FREE. Their products are sold in mainland China and are subjected to animal testing required by law.