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Last Updated: May 19, 2021

Is OGX Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Organix, OGX is a popular drugstore hair care brand, most known for their affordable nourishing shampoo and hair products made with exotic ingredients but is OGX cruelty-free or vegan in 2021?

Ethical Analysis

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

OGX

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Is OGX Cruelty-Free?
Is OGX Cruelty-Free?

Organix, OGX is a popular drugstore hair care brand, most known for their affordable nourishing shampoo and hair products made with exotic ingredients but is OGX cruelty-free?

Is Cruelty-Free?

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

In addition, OGX is owned by Johnson & Johnson, a parent company that is also not cruelty-free.

OGX Animal Testing Policy

On OGX’s website, they claim they don’t test their products or ingredients on animals, except where animal testing is required by law.

Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on OGX’s company website:

OGX Cruelty-Free Claims

Policies stating, “exceptions are made if the law requires it”, usually implies the company is selling its products in mainland China. Most imported cosmetics sold in stores in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals.

Is OGX Sold in China?

When I asked OGX if its products are sold in stores in mainland China, they told me I can find their products in Watsons, the largest health and beauty care chain store in Asia. This confirms OGX is indeed sold in China.

Because of OGX’s decision to sell in mainland China stores, they must consent and pay to have their products tested on animals. That’s why most cosmetic brands selling in mainland China cannot be considered cruelty-free in 2021.

Although OGX may not be conducting these animal tests themselves, they are knowingly allowing Chinese authorities to test their products on animals in order to sell in China.

Many truly cruelty-free brands have chosen not to sell their products in China because of the country’s animal testing laws. Unfortunately, OGX refuses to do the same and has decided to put profits before the welfare of animals.

Summary: OGX is NOT Cruelty-Free!

To sum up, by choosing to sell in mainland China, OGX must have their products tested on animals. Therefore I would not consider OGX to be a cruelty-free brand.

Currently, OGX is on our List of Brands to Avoid – Animal Tested.

Brief History of OGX’s Cruelty-Free Status

If you were thinking, but oh wait.. wasn’t OGX cruelty-free at one point? what happened??? Let me try to explain.

OGX used to be recognized as a cruelty-free brand. However, they were sold to Johnson & Johnson. And shortly after, it was reported that OGX was selling its products in China where animal testing is required by law.

And if you were curious, I actually have a screenshot of OGX’s old animal testing policy before they changed it. This was taken in June 2016:

OGX Animal Testing Policy
OGX Animal Testing Policy

The company’s old policy sounds quite different from its current policy, doesn’t it? It’s a shame that OGX took a step back and went against their original ethos of not testing on animals after the Johnson & Johnson acquisition.

Is OGX Vegan?

Since we would not consider OGX 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 OGX to be vegan.

Cruelty-Free Alternatives OGX:

Looking for cruelty-free alternatives to OGX? We recommend the following cruelty-free drugstore hair care brands:

or check out our list of vegan drugstore shampoo and hair product brands!


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7 thoughts on “OGX”

  1. Noooo! I’ve been using OGX because they have the “not tested on animals” label on their bottles… If that’s the case, they are cheating their customers??

    Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Sadly the label “not tested on animals” can virtually mean whatever companies what it mean since it’s not regulated by anyone.

      So companies can label their products to say “this PRODUCT was not tested on animals” when in fact, the INGREDIENTS were tested on animals or they can say something like “WE don’t test on animals” when in fact, they are hiring OTHERS to test their products/ingredients on animals on their behalf.

      Hopefully one day, animal testing for cosmetics will be banned and we won’t have to deal with these labeling loopholes and disingenuous companies trying to pass off like they care about animals

    1. If vegan, THIS PRODUCT HAS WHEY AN WHEY IS A PROCESS OF MILK, as is cheese, is to rennet, a calfs stomach …. also it uses the whites of eggs.. and albumen the white of an egg.. and bolany the nutritisve matter around the embryo of an bired, repile , etc. coagolated. by heat and found in the blood plasmas, animal tissue,, not tested on animals ,, but uses animals. its in the Coco nut milk! shampoo..

  2. Maybe, not tested lol, but they use….. USE ANIMAL PRODUCTS.. I JUST GOOGLED THE COCONUT MILK SHAMPOO, USED WHEY, is a Part of AN COW OR GOAT ETC>MILK… THAT REMAINS AFTER THE FORMATION OF CURDS, LIKE IN CHEESE MAKEING> THE ENZIME IS THE # third stomach of a calf.. not adult cow or goat.. but the baby … RENNET BREAKS DOWN THE MOTHERS MILK, THEY USE WHEY… IN THE SHAMPOO< ALSO THEY USE ALBUMEN THE WHITE OF EGGS> THEY LEFT THIS PART OUT LOL

  3. I will no longer be buying OGX products as they ARE tested on animals and to say it is not is a lie. ALL their products sold in China are tested on animals- selling in China is THEIR CHOICE and by it they happily make a choice to TEST ON ANIMALS!!! Add to that the parent company J&J knowingly sold products they KNEW were carcinogenic? No thank you!

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