MAC cosmetics is a popular makeup brand that can be found in malls around the world. But is MAC cruelty-free or do they test on animals?
This post will answer those questions for you. So keep reading!
MAC Animal Testing Policy
MAC’s animal testing policy can be found in the footer section of their website. Here is an excerpt:
“M·A·C does not test on animals. We do not own any animal testing facilities and we never ask others to test on animals for us. While some governments conduct animal testing to prove safety before they will allow us to sell our products, M·A·C has never tested on animals and we continue to be a leader in the movement to end animal testing globally. To this end, we are proud to partner with IIVS (INSTITUTE FOR IN VITRO SCIENCES) to expand the use and acceptance of non-animal testing methods worldwide.”
Does MAC Test on Animals?
Yes, MAC does test on animals. They state they don’t test their products on animals but make the exception to satisfy some government health regulations.
Is MAC Certified Cruelty-Free
No, MAC is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, MAC is listed on PETA’s list of brands to avoid.
Is MAC Sold in China?
Yes, MAC Cosmetics is sold in China. Here is a picture of their Chinese website.
Is MAC Owned by a Parent Company?
Yes, MAC is owned by Estee Lauder, a brand that tests on animals.
Wrap Up: Is MAC Cruelty-Free?
No, MAC is not a cruelty-free cosmetics brand. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, MAC chooses to sell in China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
Therefore, MAC is not considered to be cruelty-free and will be added to my list of brands that test on animals.
Now I’d like to hear from you. What are your thoughts about MAC? Please leave your comments below!
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