Origins is a high-end beauty brand that sells skincare, makeup and bath, and body products. But is Origins cruelty-free or do they test on animals?
Keep reading to learn more.
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Origins Animal Testing Policy
Origins’ animal testing policy can be found on the FAQ page of their website. Here is what it says:
“Our belief is that science can end animal testing.
We don’t believe in testing on animals. We believe in the power of nature and the proof of science. And we know science has proven it’s unnecessary to test products for safety on animals. So we don’t do it. Instead, we use volunteers to test out our products. And they help us make sure everything is totally safe for you.
Some countries where Origins is sold require animal testing on all imported cosmetics as part of their regulator safety process. As a brand rooted in science, we’re doing everything we can to put an end to animal testing worldwide through science. That’s why we’re partnering with The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (http://wwww.iivs.org) in their mission to ensure alternative testing becomes the global standard.”
Does Origins Test on Animals?
Yes, Origins does test on animals. They state they don’t test their products on animals but make the exception to satisfy a country’s health regulations.
Is Origins Certified Cruelty-Free
No, Origins is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Origins is listed on PETA’s list of brands to avoid.
Is Origins Owned by a Parent Company?
Yes, Origins is owned by Estee Lauder, a company that tests on animals.
Is Origins Sold in China?
Yes, Origins is sold in China. Here are some pictures from their Chinese website.
Wrap Up: Is Origins Cruelty-Free?
No, Origins is not a cruelty-free cosmetics brand. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, Origins chooses to sell in China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
Therefore, Origins 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 Origins? Please leave your comments below!
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