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So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Are Dior Beauty Products Tested On Animals?

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is Dior tested on animals?

Dior makeup, skincare, and fragrances are unfortunately not cruelty-free and Dior confirmed that their products are tested on animals when required by law. Dior is also owned by LVMH.

Below you will find an email response from one of their reps in regards to Dior’s animal testing policy and how their products are sold in China where it is required by law that all imported cosmetics be tested on animals in order to sell in their country:

Dear Valued Customer,

We do not test our products on animals nor do we permit others to do so except where it is required by law.  We are deeply committed to the elimination of animal testing and we are playing a leading role in developing alternative methods through our support of the “Fund for Alternatives to Animal Testing”  in the United States and the Opal Program in France.

*Yes, we sell our products to China.

Until China changes their mandatory animal testing laws, any cosmetic brand that sells their products in China is not considered cruelty-free.

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25 Comments
  • Jeannie Allan
    December 12, 2019

    I was planning on buying Miss Dior perfume for a Christmas gift but will decline as the company tests on animals when their product is sent to China! I’m so surprised Natalie Portman is promoting this product as I thought she was a vegan and an animal advocate. No animals deserve this cruelty and abuse!! Very disappointing!!

  • Kerry Rundle
    July 18, 2019

    Please stop using animals to test products. You don’t need to. Your Brand is so big and powerful it could change things. Please stop

  • pug wash
    September 5, 2018

    Way to go, jumping on something you have no concept of and all assuming the worst.
    So China insists on animal testing of perfumes by their national laws.
    It strikes me though, that these same perfumes, which aren’t tested in other parts of the world on animals, are perfectly OK for HUMANS to use.
    So, if they’re good for humans, then testing them on animals can’t be cruel. It’s not as if the animals are being killed by the perfume.
    Good for the Chinese for viewing the health and safety of their HUMAN population as more important than lesser species.
    And NO, I don’t agree with animal cruelty, industrial farming techniques, or intensive fishing. But neither do I think that HUMANS have less value than animals.

    What next, you going to celebrate the eradication of smallpox and cowpox because the cure didn’t need any animal intervention. And yes, I’m being facetious.

    • Gitana
      October 2, 2018

      You apparently do agree with animal cruelty, applauding the Chinese for doing unnecessary animal testing. There’s much more I want to say to you but I don’t think that telling you what I think of you would be anything you haven’t heard before. I will say that you are pathetic.

    • KatPlease
      October 4, 2018

      Go troll and spread hate some where else.

    • Lills
      October 4, 2018

      Your ignorance and bigotry is boring not as boring as your argument but close. Your a sad person to come to site. Please don’t attempt to appear your or other people are better than the animals- humans like yourself filled with anger ignorance about outdated scientific processes with a need to be cruel-are not worthy of a superior species to other animals. Although we are all animals I can’t imagine something as cold hearted as you apart of our animal kingdom.

    • Kkcant
      October 4, 2018

      Lol I suppose you applaud hunting and killing endangered animals for sport your clearly loss online bye sad little person find your way out

    • Think it Through
      November 11, 2019

      Companies test products in animals eyes to see if they cause irritation. Humans can decide not to spray themselves in the eyes, animals are forced to endure pain so you can smell better on a date.

    • SLV
      January 12, 2020

      Sorry, I don’t agree with you. Animal testing is never necessary or OK. I’m sure there’s other ways to test products and I’m not putting animals as more important than a human. There are just other ways. Maybe you need to do a little research on what those animals go through so you can wear perfume. And by the way, China no longers requires animal testing on cosmetics

    • vai
      January 21, 2020

      you’re trying to sound smart and as if you “do not believe in animal cruelty” but you obviously do. i see your point in caring for the human population, but you’re missing the FACT that you DON’T need to test on animals to achieve safety for the human population. this comment and you are ignorant and what is wrong with the industry.

  • Mary Marchetti
    December 26, 2017

    That is actually the reason I was looking this information up — because Natalie Portman models for them. I can’t see any valid reason for accepting money from CD if she is truly concerned about animals. I find this very hypocritical and disappointing.

  • Daniel
    December 17, 2017

    It’s somewhat of a consolation to find this blog and see people becoming aware of what’s going on with regards to China. Thank you all for posting cruelty-free alternatives. Incidentally, wouldn’t it be great if that famous Pirates of the Caribbean actor would speak out against animal-testing, rather than raking in $$$ doing the Dior Sauvage commercial?

  • Lauren Wang
    November 14, 2017

    I can’t believe it… such as liar… I loved Dior, but not anymore…

    • Blue
      May 6, 2019

      It’s very disappointing that Dior allows testing on animals Their profit motive in exporting to China trumps morality. And more disappointing is that Natalie Portman models for them. How hypocritical.. Have not bought Dior for years. Many other cruelty free brands out there – Murad, Dermalogica, Liz Earl, Charlotte Temperley – best lipsticks on the market in my opinion – to name a few. Never understood how people aren’t suspicious of brands that have a need to test on animals. Question arises on what potential harmful chemicals do their cosmetics contain and cruelty aside, rabbits & humans are physiologically different. It reassures the ignorant I suppose too.

  • Al
    September 8, 2017

    Why does Portman present the company then? Only money?

    • Mary Marchetti
      December 26, 2017

      That is actually the reason I was looking this information up — because Natalie Portman models for them. I can’t see any valid reason for accepting money from CD if she is truly concerned about animals. I find this very hypocritical and disappointing.

  • Radha Selvaraj
    July 4, 2017

    too bad…I love dior products, but I dont want to support them anymore

    • DENISE
      January 30, 2018

      SO DIOR IS SAYING THAT ALTHOUGH THEY DO NOT SUPPORT TESTING ON ANIMALS IN THE US IT IS OKAY THAT THE ANIMALS ARE SUFFERING IN CHINA TO BE TESTED? SHAME ON DIOR I WILL NOT BUY THEIR COSMETIC PRODUCTS. IS IT WORTH IT TO PLACE YOUR MAKE UP ON YOUR FACE KNOWING THESE INNOCENT ANIMALS HAVE SUFFERED AND SO HELPLESS IN A LAB THEY BRING THEM INTO? SHAME ON THE COSMETIC INDUSTRY FOR BEING WITHOUT A HEART. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR COSMETICS ARE NOT TESTED EITHER IN THE US OR CHINA AND YES BOTH…..

  • Caroline Vetter
    June 6, 2017

    thanks for the above Information. I will try Hourglass and Anastasia Beverly Hills then. Cruelty free products are also from Miomojo and I love those purses, back packs etc. Have a great day.

    • Linda Avramides
      January 5, 2018

      I won’t continue to buy Dior. If they don’t sell to China then China will get the message and so will the rest of the world. Tell their marketers to wake up and smell the flowers. Keep up with the big brands he refuse to compromise and are still doing well. Their market will expand if they know how to communicate a better less money oriented ethos.

  • Amel
    May 13, 2017

    Hi Vicky
    I’m confused about Dior. If you could please clarify. Does it mean that it’s better avoid buying any dior beauty product if you’re against testing on animals
    Thank you

    • Vicky Ly
      May 13, 2017

      Hi Amel,

      Yes, Dior cosmetics are sold in Mainland China where they are required by Chinese laws to have their products tested on animals and therefore Dior is a brand that unfortunately test on animals.

      In my opinion, if you are against animal testing then I would buy from another brand that is cruelty-free instead! =) If you like luxury cruelty-free brands, I’d recommend Hourglass and Anastasia Beverly Hills which you can find at Sephora! =)

      • Lynn Marie Abbott
        August 20, 2017

        Thanks for your information. I can’t believe that in this day in age we have not progressed in not testing on animals. I will no longer suppport those companies that deal with Mainland China on any product. The more we refuse to accept this barbaric act of testing will we treat others with respect. These animals are not ours to test on @ I hope everyone opens their eyes to these Neanderthal way of doing business. I wil not spend my money to endorse animal testing no matter where it is in this country or outside. Animal lover.

    • DENISE
      January 30, 2018

      YES DARLING LOOK INTO THEIR PRODUCTS BEING TESTED IN CHINA ON INNOCENT ANIMALS. WAKE UP AND LISTEN.

    • DENISE
      January 30, 2018

      YES SIMPLE, DO YOU WANT TO WEAR MAKEUP THAT AGONIZING TESTS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED ON ANIMALS? DO YOU OR CAN YOU REALIZE THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THEY EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR PLEASURE?

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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