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Last Updated: May 21, 2021

Is Dior Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Dior is a high-end, designer makeup brand but is Dior cruelty-free or vegan in 2021?

Ethical Analysis

Is Dior cruelty-free or vegan? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Dior’s policies.
Dior is NOT Cruelty-Free. Dior engages in animal testing by allowing its products to be animal-tested.
Yes, Dior sells its products in stores in mainland China under conditions where animal testing is still legally required.
Since Dior’s products are animal-tested, we wouldn’t consider anything sold or produced by Dior to be vegan.

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Is Dior Cruelty-Free?
Is Dior Cruelty-Free?

Dior is a high-end, designer makeup brand but is Dior cruelty-free in 2021?

Is Dior Cruelty-Free?

Dior is NOT Cruelty-free in 2021. Dior pays and allows their products to be tested on animals when required by law. Dior sells its products in stores in mainland China where animal testing is mandatory for most imported cosmetics.

Dior is also owned by LVMH, a parent company that is also not cruelty-free.

Dior Animal Testing Policy

Below you will find an email response that I received from one of Dior’s reps when I asked them about their animal testing policy and whether their cosmetics are sold in stores in mainland China where it is required by law that most imported cosmetics be tested on animals:

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.

Is Dior Makeup Sold in China?

Dior confirmed that their products are indeed sold in China and the part in their policy that states “except where it is required by law” implies that Dior allows their products to be tested on animals by Chinese officials in order to sell in their country.

Many truly cruelty-free cosmetic brands have chosen not to sell in retail stores in China for this very reason or until China no longer requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.

Unfortunately, Dior refuses to do the same despite their claims of being “deeply committed to the elimination of animal testing.”

Below is a couple of screenshots I took from Dior’s Chinese website clearly showing the brand sells in China:

Dior Makeup Sold in China; Cannot be Cruelty-Free
Dior Makeup is Sold in China and Required To Test on Animals
Dior Makeup sold in stores in China, required to test on animals
Dior Makeup is Sold in China and Required To Test on Animals

Summary: Dior is NOT Cruelty-Free!

By choosing to sell in mainland China, Dior must have their products be tested on animals. Therefore I would not consider Dior to be a cruelty-free brand.

Dior is on our List of Brands to Avoid – Animal Tested.

Is Dior Vegan?

Since we would not consider Dior 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 Dior to be vegan.

Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Dior

Looking to switch to cruelty-free brands? Here are some options that are similar to Dior:

and check out our list of high-end cruelty-free makeup brands!


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  1. but then does that mean that the brand is only not cruelty free in china? it seems that they only test the product on animals in china, because it’s required by law, not elsewhere.

    1. Hi Ludo,

      Great question! When determining if something is ‘Cruelty-Free’.. I look at the overall brand and whether or not they condone or support or fund animal testing of any kind. For cosmetic brands choosing to sell in China, although you’re right that they may not be testing on animals elsewhere in the world and technically only in China, but those brands are willingly paying to have their products tested on animals by Chinese officials. By choosing to do so, they are condoning and supporting the practice of animal testing for cosmetics. That’s the way I see it anyways and therefore I personally choose not to support or promote brands selling in China as being Cruelty-Free.

      I hope I was able to provide you with some insight into your question! =)

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