Last Updated: May 25, 2021

How Ethical Is Avon?

Avon Products is a multinational cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and personal care company but is Avon cruelty-free or vegan in 2021?

Ethical Analysis

Is Avon cruelty-free or vegan? Here’s what we know! Read below for more details on Company’s policies.
It is currently unclear whether Avon is truly cruelty-free.
Yes, Avon sells its products in mainland China.
Avon claims to have some vegan products but the brand’s cruelty-free status is unclear.


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I’ve been getting lots of questions about Avon’s cruelty-free status so I thought I’d provide an update and address the question, is Avon cruelty-free in 2021?

Avon is working to become cruelty-free but they’re not there yet.

Avon is still selling their products in China. Although they claim to have stopped testing their ingredients on animals in China, they were unable to clarify exactly how or what they’re doing to be exempt from China’s animal testing requirements.

They also haven’t verified with all of their ingredient suppliers that they are all cruelty-free too.

Therefore, Avon is on our ‘Grey Area Brand List – Brands with Unclear Policies.’

Note that Avon Products and New Avon are two separate companies. In this post, I’ll only be looking into Avon Products’ cruelty-free claims and statements.

Avon & PETA

There’s been some confusion about PETA and Avon’s partnership. As of May 2021, Avon is still NOT officially certified cruelty-free by PETA. When you type ‘Avon’ in PETA’s directory, it says that Avon is “working towards regulatory changes to reduce the number of animals used for testing.”

This does NOT mean Avon is cruelty-free. It just means PETA acknowledges that Avon is working on it.

PETA reports, “Avon Products, Inc., is no longer testing on animals anywhere in the world and is putting systems in place to ensure that none of its suppliers test on animals, either. When that process is complete, the company will be moved to our cruelty-free list.”

According to this statement made by PETA, Avon is putting systems in place to ensure that none of its suppliers test on animals but that process is not completed yet. And that’s why Avon is not yet certified cruelty-free by PETA.

Avon & China

I’m currently waiting to receive a response from Avon about their cruelty-free claims while selling in China. I will provide an update here once I receive a response from the company.

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38 thoughts on “Avon”

    1. Are you shopping with Avon in the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico? The ingredients are listed in a tab below each product. 🙂

  1. This post needs to be updated. New Avon, LLC split from Avon Products, Inc. in 2016. New Avon does NO animal testing, period. Not for their products or ingredients used in their products. They only conduct business in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, not China or any other country. 🙂

    1. the only product I have here to look at ( purchase in 2019) does NOT have the leaping bunny .
      Splitting the company so they can sell in a huge country like China – whilst ‘appearing ‘ to adhere to the standards of more human countries looks like a deliberate act to deceive to me.

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