Organix (OGX) was once known to be a cruelty-free brand but OGX was removed from PETA’s cruelty-free list when they found out OGX was sold in mainland China where animal testing for imported cosmetics is required by law.
Johnson & Johnson Acquires OGX
OGX was owned by Vogue International.
But Johnson & Johnson just announced their recent acquisition of Vogue International and therefore OGX is now owned by Johnson & Johnson.
Johnson & Johnson admits that they still test their products/ingredients on animals, especially “when required by law.”
OGX Animal Testing Statement
Here is OGX statement about their animal testing policy from their website’s FAQ page:
OGX Sold in Mainland China
I have yet to find solid evidence if OGX products are available in stores in mainland China however multiple online sources received responses from OGX or Vogue International saying, “Given that there are countries that require animal testing by law, we do our best to respect governing law and regulations set by that governing body” (Source: Cruelty-Free Kitty)
This implies that OGX and/or Vogue International are selling in countries that require animal testing (ie. China).
Regardless, one thing we’re sure of is that Johnson & Johnson is definitely not a cruelty-free corporation and admits to testing on animals.
Johnson & Johnson Tests On Animals!
With Johnson & Johnson’s recent acquisition of Vogue International (and OGX), I don’t see OGX becoming a cruelty-free brand again in the near future. I think this move was a huge step back for the brand and the statement made on their FAQ page is now sadly outdated and misleading.
How do you feel about OGX now being owned by Johnson & Johnson?