Is Elizabeth Arden cruelty-free?
No. Elizabeth Arden is unfortunately is not cruelty-free.
Elizabeth Arden products are available for sale in China where the local Chinese authorities require mandatory testing on cosmetic products sold in their country.
Elizabeth Arden’s Animal Testing Policy
Below you will find Elizabeth Arden’s animal testing policy taken from their website:
We do not perform any animal tests on our product formulations or ingredients, nor ask other to test on our behalf, except in the rare instances where required by law.
Elizabeth Arden’s animal testing statement is misleading because they say they do not perform any animal tests on their products and ingredients, but they do when the law requires it.
They also say that these laws apply to all beauty companies that sell their products globally which is true but what they don’t mention is how many cruelty-free beauty companies, like Urban Decay, Stila, Kat Von D, have chosen not to do business and sell in countries that require animal testing until those local laws change.
Elizabeth Arden has chosen to put profits before the welfare of animals. By selling in Mainland China, Elizabeth Arden must have their products and ingredients tested on animals. Therefore I would not consider Elizabeth Arden to be a cruelty-free brand.
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