REN is a popular natural and clean skincare brand but is REN cruelty-free and vegan in 2021? We’ve got the answers here!
Is REN Cruelty-Free?
REN is Cruelty-free! None of REN’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products 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.
REN Animal Testing Policy
REN 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. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
Below is a screenshot of REN’s official animal testing statement:
Is REN Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, REN has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
“I can confirm that our products are not sold in mainland China.“”
REN Acquired by Unilever
In 2015, REN was acquired by Unilever, a corporation that does test on animals when required by law.
When I emailed REN to ask if there would be any changes to their animal testing policy since being acquired by Unilever, they responded clarifying:
“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.”
Although REN is owned by Unilever, the brand has remained committed to being a cruelty-free brand.
Is REN Vegan?
Not all of REN Skincare products are 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
The following REN products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
You can also find out which of their products are vegan as they’re labelled accordingly on their website under each product description.
- & Now to Sleep Pillow Spray
- Atlantic Kelp & Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Bath Oil
- Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Cream
- Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash
- Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Energising Hand Lotion
- Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Energising Hand Wash
- Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub
- Atlantic Kelp & Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Toning Body Oil
- Bio Retinoid Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil
- Citrus Limonum Prebiotic Hand Cream
- Clarimatte Clarifying Toner
- Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask
- Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream
- Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Mattifying Face Sunscreen
- Clearcalm 3 Clarity Restoring / Acne Treatment Mask
- Clearcalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
- Clearcalm Non-Drying Acne Treatment Gel
- Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream
- Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist
- Guerande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm
- Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift
- Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot
- Multi-Tasking After Shave Balm
- Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil
- Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil
- Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion
- Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish
- Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil
- Neroli & Grapefruit Body Cream
- Pro-Vitamin Conditioner
- Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic
- Rosa Centifolia 3-in-1 Cleansing Water
- Rosa Centifolia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
- Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm
- Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil
- Sirtuin Phytohormone Replenishing Cream
- Tamanu High Glide Shaving Oil
- Ultra Moisture Day Cream
- V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream
- Vita Mineral Active 7 Eye Gel
- Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream
- Vita Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil
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 [email protected] to let me know.
I hope this article helped you to understand REN’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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