Does Elizabeth Arden Test on Animals?

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Is Elizabeth Arden cruelty-free?

Answer:

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.

Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Elizabeth Arden

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


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7 Comments
  • Anupama
    September 27, 2018

    I was gifted an Elizabeth Arden and decided to check out it’s ethical policies especially cruelty free. Sadly it’s not and that’s a brand I’ll give up!

  • Mags
    April 9, 2018

    Really sorry about this, I was given some Elizabeth Arden products and now know I cannot use them. I thought it strange that they had no Leaping Bunny label given what was said on their website so decided to check. Really glad I did.

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