Laneige Cruelty-Free & Animal Testing Statement

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Laneige is a Korean skincare brand owned by Amore Pacific. I wanted to know, is Laneige cruelty-free?

Is Laneige Cruelty-Free?

No. Laneige is not a cruelty-free brand; Laneige does test their products and/or its ingredients on animals when required by law.

Laneige Animal Testing Statement

On Laneige’s website, they claim “LANEIGE does not conduct animal testing on cosmetics. We do not use animal-derived ingredients in LANEIGE skincare.” However, I learned that Laneige products are sadly tested on animals when required by law and they are not cruelty-free.

Laneige animal testing claims (Source: laneige.com)

I’ve emailed Laneige a number of times asking if their products or ingredients are tested on animals, anywhere in the world but I’ve never received a response. This definitely raised some red flags.

So I had to do some digging myself and I discovered that Laneige products are sold in multiple stores in Mainland China.

Is Laneige Sold in China?

Laneige available in Mainland China

On their US website, Laneige has a direct link to their Mainland China site. That’s where I found multiple counters carrying Laneige products in-stores.

Laneige products are sold in Mainland China where animal testing is required by law

All imported cosmetics are required to be tested on animals before they’re allowed to be sold in a physical store in Mainland China.

Because of Laneige’s decision to make their products available for sale throughout Mainland China stores, Laneige must consent to have their products tested on animals by the Chinese local authorities.

Until China changes their animal testing laws or Laneige pulls out from selling their products in Mainland China, I would not consider Laneige to be a cruelty-free brand.

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2 Comments
  • Lu
    January 24, 2020

    Sephora confirms Laneige is NOT cruelty Free, I didn’t know this, I bought two products from them but it will be the last time just because of this.

  • JULIE
    April 16, 2019

    But theres a new law in china that allows not tetsting on animals

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