Clinique is a popular skincare and makeup brand that is found in malls across America. But is Clinique cruelty-free or do they test their products on animals?
Keep reading to have all your questions answered!
Clinique Animal Testing Policy
Clinique’s animal testing policy can be found in their FAQ section. It states the following:
“Clinique Laboratories, LLC is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.
We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.
Clinquie Labortories, LLC. fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives.”
Does Clinique Test on Animals?
Yes, Clinique does test on animals. They state they don’t test their products on animals but make the exception to satisfy other country’s laws.
Is Clinique Certified Cruelty-Free
No, Clinique is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Clinique is listed on PETA’s list of brands to avoid.
Is Clinique Owned by a Parent Company?
Yes, Clinique is owned by Estee Lauder, a company that tests on animals.
Is Clinique Sold in China?
Yes, Clinique is sold in China. Here are some pictures from their Chinese website.
Wrap Up: Is Clinique Cruelty-Free?
No, Clinique is not a cruelty-free cosmetics brand. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals unless required by law. However, Clinique chooses to sell in China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
Therefore, Clinique is not considered to be cruelty-free and will be added to my list of brands that test on animals.
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