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Is ELEMIS Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is ELEMIS Cruelty-Free?

ELEMIS is NOT cruelty-free.

Is ELEMIS Vegan?

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

Is ELEMIS Certified Cruelty-Free?

No, ELEMIS is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny or PETA.

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

Yes, ELEMIS is owned by L’Occitane, a company that tests on animals.

ELEMIS’ Animal Testing Policy

ELEMIS has the following paragraph on its FAQ page:

ELEMIS' animal testing policy

L’Occitane’s Animal Testing Policy

L’Occitane has the following paragraph on its website:

L'Occitane's Animal Testing Policy

“Cruelty-free” has no legal definition. Any brand can claim “cruelty-free” even if they do tests 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 ELEMIS Sold in Mainland China?

ELEMIS admitted in their email to us and on their website that they sell their products in China.

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Sunday 13th of December 2020

Did, Elemis skincare. Used to have the leaping bunny? And when did this change.

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Thursday 31st of December 2020

I am not sure if they did in the past, but they don't have it now. It doesn't seem like they have ever been certified by Leaping Bunny.