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Is AERIN Beauty Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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AERIN Beauty Products

Is AERIN Cruelty-Free?

AERIN is NOT cruelty-free.

Is AERIN Vegan?

AERIN might have some vegan products, but I don’t consider any of their products vegan since they test on animals.

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Is AERIN PETA Certified?

No, AERIN is not PETA Certified.

Is AERIN Leaping Bunny Certified?

No, AERIN is not Leaping Bunny Certified.

Is AERIN Owned By A Parent Company That Tests On Animals?

Yes, AERIN is owned by Estee Lauder, which is not a cruelty-free brand.

Animal Testing in China

Animal Testing is required by law in China for all foreign cosmetics companies. All American and European cosmetic brands that are sold in China must undergo animal testing. 

Any brand that chooses to sell its products in China cannot be considered cruelty-free. Even products that can bypass mandatory tests may still be pulled from the shelves by Chinese authorities to be tested on animals.

This does NOT include products that are made in China, only if they are sold in China. 

The only way to know if a brand sells products in China is to ask them directly. Make sure to note that Hong Kong is not included in this policy, and neither are products only sold online to Chinese consumers.

Is AERIN Sold in Mainland China?

I wasn’t able to find any direct information from AERIN that their products are sold in China. I was about to find an entire page on Estee Lauder’s website about animal testing.

They explicitly state that their brands are sold in countries where animal testing on cosmetics is required by law.

Estee Lauder's Animal Testing Policy

Estee Lauder also lists all of their cruelty-free brands.

Estee Lauder's Cruelty-Free Brands

We can assume that AERIN Beauty products are sold in China since they are not listed as one of Estee Lauder’s cruelty-free brands.

Email to the Company

Before classifying any brand as cruelty-free and vegan, I send them an email with the following questions:

  1. Are your products vegan? If only some are vegan, which ones?
  2. Are any of your products or ingredients tested on animals?
  3. Do you have a Leaping Bunny or PETA certification?
  4. Do your suppliers or any third parties test animals on your behalf?
  5. Does your company sell products in mainland China (except Hong Kong)?
  6. Are you owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

Here is how AERIN responded:

Estee Lauder has a strong belief that cosmetic animal testing is not necessary and should be eliminated worldwide. We do not test on animals and our Company is helping to bring about change in countries where cosmetics animal testing is conducted on our products as required by law. Read more:

We appreciate the opportunity to explain that we do not have a comprehensive list of products that contain or don’t contain certain ingredients. However, if you would kindly provide us with the specific product names with which you are interested, we will then consult our laboratories and share our findings with you.

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