Kiehl’s is a high-end skincare and bath and body found in malls around the world. But is Kiehl’s cruelty-free or do they test their products on animals? This article will answer all your questions.
Kiehl’s Animal Testing Policy
Here is an excerpt of Kiehl’s animal testing policy:
“We at Kiehl’s do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. As we continue to expand globally and reach our customers around the world, it is our practice to do our part towards advancing the science of safety and validated alternative methods that eliminate the need or requirement for any animal testing globally.”
Does Kiehl’s Test on Animals?
Yes, Kiehl’s does tests on animals. They state that don’t test their products or ingredients on animals. However, they make the exception to comply with other country’s regulations.
Is Kiehl’s Certified Cruelty-Free
No, Kiehl’s is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
On PETA’s site, they are listed as a company that tests on animals.
Is Kiehl’s owned by a parent company?
Yes, Kiehl’s is owned by L’Oreal, a company that tests on animals.
Is Kiehl’s Sold in China?
Yes, Kiehl’s is sold in China. Here’s a picture of their Chinese website.
Wrap Up: Is Kiehl’s Cruelty-Free
No, Kieh’s is not a cruelty-free brand. Their policy states that they make an exception to animal testing when required by law.
Kiehl’s chooses to sell its products in mainland China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals. Therefore, Kiehl’s is not considered to be a cruelty-free brand and will be added to my list of brands that test on animals.
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