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Is Olaplex Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Olaplex Cruelty-Free?

Olaplex 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. 

Olaplex is not certified cruelty-free by any official cruelty-free organizations like PETA or Leaping Bunny.

Is Olaplex Vegan?

Olaplex has confirmed that they only sell vegan products.

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

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

Is Olaplex Sold in China?

No, Olaplex 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 Olaplex

Olaplex creates hair products that are designed to restore damaged or compromised hair.

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 Olaplex responded:

Thanks for reaching out to us! OLAPLEX is entirely non-toxic, free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, DEA, peroxide, aldehydes, and gluten, is vegan and cruelty-free. We would be happy to provide an MSDS sheet.:

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