Personna Razors (Edgewell)

Last Updated: January 17, 2022

How Ethical Is Personna Razors (Edgewell)?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here's a summary of Personna Razors' ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Personna Razors cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Personna’s policies.
Personna is cruelty-free but Personna is owned by Edgewell, a parent company that is NOT cruelty-free.
All of Personna products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Personna does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
Personna products are made with plastic. They launched a disposable razor with a handle made from 80% plant-based sustainable resources and claims to be “biodegradable” in an industrial composting facility.

About Personna Razors (Edgewell)

Founded in 1875, Personna is proud to be the first to launch a safety razor in the US and has a long history of leading the way in wet shaving.
PRODUCTS: Bath & Body Care

Personna Razors (Edgewell)

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You can find Personna cruelty-free products on Amazon and Walmart.

Personna is *Cruelty-Free

Personna has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals, nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law.

By our standards, we would consider Personna to be *Cruelty-Free.

*Personna is owned by Edgewell, a corporation that is NOT cruelty-free because they allow some of their other brands to test on animals.

It’s your choice whether you want to support or boycott cruelty-free brands owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer to this. I encourage you to do what you’re comfortable with, but I think it’s important to disclose that Edgewell owns Personna.

Cruelty-Free Policies

Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.’ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.

At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, and by any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

Personna is 100% Vegan

Personna has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

The following is a snippet of the email response I received from Personna when I asked if all of their products are vegan:

“Yes, our products are vegan and do not contain animal derived ingredients.”

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it usually means no animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.

There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.

So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.

Where are Personna’s products made?

I asked Personna where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“Personna razors are manufactured in the United States.”

I hope this article helped you to understand Personna’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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