Batiste is known for their cult-classic, affordable, drugstore dry shampoo but is Batiste cruelty-free or vegan? and if not, what are some cruelty-free and vegan alternatives to Batiste dry shampoo?
Is Batiste Cruelty-Free?
Batiste is NOT Cruelty-free! Batiste pays and allows their products to be tested on animals when required by law.
Batiste states on their website that they are a subsidiary brand of Church & Dwight Co. and that they don’t test on animals unless required by law or regulation. Below is the statement found on Batiste’s website:
When I emailed the brand to ask in what circumstances are their products required by law to be tested on animals, they told me “All products manufactured and distributed in the U.S. are subject to compliance with local and federal regulations which may require animal safety testing for certain ingredients and product categories.”
Here is the snippet of the email response I received from Batiste:
“Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is fully committed to ensuring and protecting animal welfare. We use only materials already known to be safe. It is our policy not to test on animals, and we also request that suppliers not test any materials or products on animals, unless required by law or regulation.
We take a detailed and deliberate approach to evaluating our ingredients and products for potential toxic effects from expected sources of exposure. If there is a question about a particular potential toxic effect related to an ingredient, we would look for a substitute ingredient, or conduct testing using a validated alternative (i.e., non-animal) test method such as in vitro and clinical safety studies. All products manufactured and distributed in the U.S. are subject to compliance with local and federal regulations which may require animal safety testing for certain ingredients and product categories. When necessary to conduct such tests to comply with law or regulation, we only select highly qualified contract research facilities that fully comply with animal welfare laws.“
Unfortunately, Batiste and Church & Dwight Co. allow their products or ingredients to be tested on animals when required by law and instead of refusing to use such ingredients or sell products that may require animal testing, the company chooses to put profits before the welfare of animals.
Is Batiste Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals and unfortunately, Batiste products are sold in stores in China therefore allowing their local government to test Batiste products on animals.
Batiste is on our List of Brands to Avoid – Animal Tested.
Is Batiste Vegan?
Batiste claims their products are “Vegan” and don’t contain any animal ingredients, however since Batiste is not cruelty-free and their products are tested on animals when required by law, we would not consider anything sold or manufactured by Batiste to be vegan at this time.
Below is what’s currently stated on Batiste’s website and their claims of being vegan:
Batiste also labels on their product packaging that their dry shampoos are vegan. Although Batiste dry shampoo doesn’t contain any animal ingredients or by-products and is theoretically “vegan”, the product isn’t cruelty-free and was tested on animals, therefore we would not recommend their products to be vegan or cruelty-free.
Cruelty-Free & Vegan Alternatives to Batiste:
If you’re looking for a cruelty-free and vegan alternative to Batiste’s dry shampoo, we recommend trying out the following vegan dry shampoo:
- Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo
- Hask Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo
- Eva Nyc Freshen Up Dry Shampoo
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