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 (2019)
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.
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.
It’s very rare nowadays for a sizeable beauty brand like Laneige, to not respond to customer inquiries.
So I had to do some digging myself and I discovered that Laneige products are sold in multiple stores in Mainland China.
Laneige Sold in 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.
Mainland China does require all imported cosmetics 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