Is REN Cruelty-Free? | REN Vegan Product List

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REN is a popular natural and clean skincare brand but is REN cruelty-free?

Is REN Cruelty-Free?

REN is cruelty-free; none of REN Clean Skincare products or ingredients are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

However, it should be noted that REN is owned by Unilever, a parent corporation that does test on animals when required by law.

In 2015, REN was acquired by Unilever, a corporation that is sadly still testing on animals in 2019. Many cruelty-free consumers have since chosen to stop buying REN Skincare as they feel their purchases are indirectly supporting and funding more animal testing done by their parent company, Unilever. To read more about some of the reasons to buy or boycott cruelty-free brands owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company, check out this post here.

Although REN is owned by Unilever, the brand has always remained committed to being a cruelty-free brand.

REN Animal Testing Policy

On REN’s website, it states that REN does not test any of their products on animals or ask others to test on their behalf.

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

REN Animal Testing Policy in 2019
REN Animal Testing Policy in 2019

Unilever’s acquisition of REN in 2015 had me a little concerned about the possibility of REN selling their products in mainland China, like some other Unilever subsidiary brands, where they are required to test on animals per China’s animal testing laws.

So I emailed REN to ask if there would be any changes to their animal testing policy and cruelty-free status and they responded with the following:

“REN started as an independent company established in 2000. As of May 2015, it has been owned by Unilever. We can confirm that despite this change, REN’s policy of no animal testing remains in place.

Finally, I can confirm that our products are not sold in mainland China.

I am so happy that REN will always remain committed to staying as a cruelty-free brand! As a result, we are happy to add REN to our list of cruelty-free brands, however, with a note that REN is owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

Is REN Vegan?

Not all of REN Skincare is vegan as some contain honey, beeswax, milk and/or other animal ingredients, however, REN does offer some vegan products.

Please reference below for a list of REN vegan products.

REN Vegan Product List

Below is a list of REN products that are considered vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products:

This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at info@ethicalelephant.com to let me know.

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  • BILLY GUY NAMER
    November 22, 2019

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