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Is AmorePacific Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is AmorePacific Cruelty-Free?

AmorePacific is NOT cruelty-free.

Is AmorePacific Vegan?

AmorePacific might have some products without animal-derived ingredients, but I don’t consider any of their products vegan since they test on animals.

Is AmorePacific Certified Cruelty-Free?

No, AmorePacific is not certified cruelty-free by a third-party organization.

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

No, AmorePacific is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

AmorePacific’s Animal Testing Policy

AmorePacifc has the following paragraph on their website:

AmorePacific's Cruelty-Free Claims

“Cruelty-free” has no legal definition. Any brand can claim “cruelty-free” even if they do test on animals.

Some brands like to say that they are “cruelty-free” because it is a marketing buzzword to sell more products.

The only way to find out is to ask the company. One important question to ask is if their products are sold in China.

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 AmorePacific Sold in Mainland China?

AmorePacific told me in their email, that you can read below, that AmorePacific products are sold in mainland China.

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 AmorePacific responded:

Amore Pacific has declared “a prohibition on unnecessary animal testing of cosmetics”.

In 2008, we voluntarily banned the in-house testing of cosmetics materials and finished products on animals. As of May 1, 2013, we have also banned our partners from animal-testing.

However, experiments on animals may be conducted in some countries to fulfill their regulatory requirements. For instance, the China Food and Drug Administration requires all imported cosmetics, new cosmetic ingredients, and special-use cosmetics to undergo animal testing through appointed organizations. Animal testing is therefore unavoidable to enter the Chinese market, which poses difficulty to all foreign cosmetics brands . Please note, Amore Pacific does not conduct animal testing within the Chinese market, this is conducted by companies within China for the Chinese branch Amore Pacific 

Amore Pacific  has taken action in the past and will pursue its efforts to promote change in the regulatory policies of countries that mandate animal testing. 
We will continue to research and maintain industrial-educational cooperation in order to develop alternatives to animal-testing, and will strive for the abolition of customary tests on animals and the implementation of alternative testing. 

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