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Is Batiste Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Batiste Products

Is Batiste Cruelty-Free?

Batiste is NOT cruelty-free.

Is Batiste Vegan?

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

Is Batiste PETA Certified?

No, Batiste is not PETA certified.

Is Batiste Leaping Bunny Certified?

No, Batiste is not Leaping Bunny certified.

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

Yes, Batiste is owned by Church & Dwight, which is not a cruelty-free company.

Batiste’s Animal Testing Policy

Batiste has the following paragraph on their website:

Batiste'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 Batiste Sold in Mainland China?

Batiste told me in their email, that you can read below, that Batiste 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 Batiste responded:

Not all Batiste products are vegan. Those that are include:

— Batiste Naturally Coconut Milk & Hemp
— Batiste Naturally Green Tea & Chamomile
— Batiste Naturally Bamboo Fiber & Gardenia.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. and Batiste are fully committed to ensuring and protecting animal welfare. We use only materials already known to be safe. It is our policy not to test on animals, and we also request that our suppliers not test any materials or products on animals, unless required by low or regulation.

We are not owed by a parent company that tests on animals.

We do not have a leaping bunny or PETA certification.

Select Batiste products are sold in mainland China.

We hope you will visit our web site at: WWW.CHURCHDWIGHT.COM for further information about our company.

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