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Is Erno Laszlo Cruelty-Free?
Erno Laszlo is NOT Cruelty-free. Erno Laszlo sells its products in stores in mainland China where animal testing is mandatory for most imported cosmetics. As a result, Erno Laszlo pays and allows its products to be tested on animals when required by law.
Erno Laszlo Animal Testing Statement
Erno Laszlo states on their website’s FAQ that they have never tested their ingredients or final formulations on animals but “acknowledge that in some jurisdictions both the formulations and ingredients may have been tested by government affiliates.”
Policies stating “some jurisdictions” and “government affiliates”, usually imply the company is selling its products in countries that require animal testing like in mainland China. Where most imported cosmetics sold in stores in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals.
So, are Erno Laszlo products sold in China?
Is Erno Laszlo Sold in China?
I did some digging around and found several stores in China selling Erno Laszlo cosmetics. Unfortunately, this means Erno Laszlo has chosen to sell their products in China and therefore their products are tested on animals by the Chinese government.
Because of Erno Laszlo’s decision to sell in mainland China stores, they must consent and pay to have their products tested on animals. That’s why most cosmetic brands selling in mainland China cannot be considered cruelty-free in 2021.
Although Erno Laszlo may not be conducting these animal tests themselves, they are knowingly allowing Chinese authorities to test their products on animals in order to sell in China.
Many truly cruelty-free brands have chosen not to sell their products in China because of the country’s animal testing laws. Unfortunately, Erno Laszlo refuses to do the same and has decided to put profits before the welfare of animals.
Summary: Erno Laszlo is NOT Cruelty-Free!
By choosing to sell in mainland China, Erno Laszlo must have their products tested on animals. Therefore I would not consider Erno Laszlo to be a cruelty-free brand.
Currently, Erno Laszlo is on our List of Brands to Avoid – Animal Tested.
Is Erno Laszlo Vegan?
Since we would not consider Erno Laszlo to be cruelty-free as their products are tested on animals when required by law, we also wouldn’t consider anything sold or manufactured by Erno Laszlo to be vegan.
In order for products to be considered vegan by ethical elephant’s standards, the products and their ingredients must not be tested on animals, anywhere in the world, and also must not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.