Is Neutrogena Cruelty Free? | Does Neutrogena Test on Animals?

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Is Neutrogena Cruelty-Free in 2019?
Is Neutrogena Cruelty-Free in 2019?

Neutrogena is an American brand of skin care, hair care and cosmetics, and we wanted to know is Neutrogena cruelty-free?

Is Neutrogena Cruelty-Free?

Neutrogena is not cruelty-free; Neutrogena’s products are sold in mainland China and are required by law to be tested on animals.

Neutrogena is also owned by Johnson & Johnson, a parent corporation that also tests on animals when required by law.

Neutrogena’s Animal Testing Policy

Neutrogena’s website states “Neutrogena doesn’t conduct animal testing of our cosmetic products anywhere in world, except in the rare situation where governments or laws require it.”

Below is a screenshot of what is currently on Neutrogena’s website:

Neutrogena Animal Testing Policy (2019)
Neutrogena Animal Testing Policy (2019)

The disclaimer of “except in the rare situation where governments or laws require it” implies that Neutrogena may be selling their products in mainland China where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics.

Neutrogena Sold in China?

I found evidence of Neutrogena selling their products in mainland China via neutrogena.com.cn, in addition, Neutrogena products are also sold in-stores at Watson.

Below is a screenshot of Neutrogena’s Chinese website:

Neutrogena sold in China, required by law to test on animals
Neutrogena sold in China, required by law to test on animals

Because of Neutrogena’s decision to sell its products in China, they must agree and consent to have their products tested on animals by the Chinese government.

Many cruelty-free companies have chosen not to sell their cosmetics in China because of this and until China changes their animal testing requirements for imported cosmetics.

Sadly, Neutrogena cannot be considered cruelty-free because their products are sold in China and are required to be tested on animals.

Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Neutrogena:

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

Skincare:

Makeup:


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