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Is Dermalogica Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Dermalogica Cruelty-Free?

Dermalogica has confirmed that they are 100% cruelty-free.

They don’t test their ingredients or final products on animals, and they don’t sell their products where animal testing is required by law.

Dermalogica is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA.

Is Dermalogica Vegan?

Almost all of Dermalogica’s products are vegan. The only products that aren’t vegan are the Sheer Tint SPF 20, Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30, and Multi-Vitamin Power Serum.

Dermalogica told me that they were phasing out these products in October 2020, so they could be a 100% vegan brand. All three products are still for sale as of November 2021.

If you only want to shop at 100% cruelty-free and vegan brands click here.


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

Yes, Dermalogica is owned by Unilever, which is not a cruelty-free brand.

Is Dermalogica Sold in China?

No, Dermalogica is not sold 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.

About Dermalogica

Dermalogica is a professional-grade skincare brand founded by a skin therapist. Featuring ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, and peptides that are backed by years of clinical research, these products are designed to correct signs of aging, protect your skin from environmental stressors and leave your complexion smooth, even, and radiant.

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?

This is how Dermalogica responded to my email:

1. We are certified vegan on all but 3 of our products, which are being phased out.*
*Sheer Tint SPF20, Skin Perfect Primer SPF30,  and MultiVitamin Power Serum.

2. No, we do not test on animals. 

3. We are recognized as cruelty-free by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and Leaping Bunny.

4. No

5. No

6. Our parent company, Unilever is a part of PETA’s list of Companies Working for Regulatory Change. Which advocates against animal testing and are actively working on replacing animal testing with non-animal testing methods.  Every brand under the Unilever umbrella is individually obtaining PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies stamp of approval. To be clear, Dermalogica is already one of them.

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