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Leonor Greyl is Cruelty-Free
Leonor Greyl 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.
By our standards, we would consider Leonor Greyl to be Cruelty-Free.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Leonor Greyl’s website about its animal testing policy:
In addition, I emailed the French hair care brand asking for more information about its animal testing policy. The following is a snippet of the response I received from the company:
“We do not test our products on animals. It is illegal to test raw materials or final products on animals in Europe for the last 10 years or so. Since all of our products are released in Europe first, none of our products or ingredients have been tested on animals. Our suppliers are also controlled by the European Union and must follow their guidelines.”
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Leonor Greyl has confirmed they only sell their products online and in Hong Kong and not in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
“Our products are sold in China via a cross-border program with our distributor in Hong Kong. We won’t sell directly to China unless they change their guidelines on animal testing.”
As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2022.
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, or any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Leonor Greyl is Not 100% Vegan
‘Vegan’ in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand that is 100% Vegan or a specific product is vegan.
In the case of Leonor Greyl, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Leonor Greyl products are vegan?
All of Leonor Greyl’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website.
Where are Leonor Greyl’s products made?
Leonor Greyl states on its website,
“Are your products manufactured in France?
Yes, all Leonor Greyl products are shipped to our US office directly from our Paris, France warehouse.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Leonor Greyl’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!