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Is Pantene Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Is Pantene Cruelty-Free?

Pantene is NOT cruelty-free.

Is Pantene Vegan?

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

Is Pantene Certified Cruelty-Free?

No, Pantene is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny or PETA, and PETA lists Pantene as a company that tests on animals.

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

Yes, Pantene is owned by Procter & Gamble, which is not a cruelty-free company.

Pantene’s Animal Testing Policy

Pantene has an entire page on their US website about how they do not test on animals.

Meanwhile, on their UK website, they admit to selling their product where animal testing is required.

Pantene'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.

Procter & Gamble’s Animal Testing Policy

Procter & Gamble has the following paragraph on its website:

PG's Animal Testing Policy

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 Pantene Sold in Mainland China?

Yes, Pantene is sold in Mainland China. You can visit their Chinese website here.

Pantene's Chinese Website

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