Last Updated: November 18, 2014

Does Murad test on animals?

does murad test on animals
Murad is cruelty-free. Their products are not tested on animals. They’re also on PETA’s list.

Here’s correspondence from them:

Thank you for your email.

To answer your questions: No. Murad Canada does not test their products on animals at any point in the production.
Dr. Murad is a dermatologist, all ingredients are carefuly selected and are not tested on animals.
Our products are not sold in China.
We are the Canadian distributor for Murad a company based in the United States, all our products have to be approved by Health Canada and are tested on a regular basis.

I hope this infomration was useful for you. If you have any more questions or requests, please contact Customer Service with the information below.

Customer Service

The company also lists the following company value on their website:

Protecting animals by testing products on people, by using ingredients that have not been animal tested and by supporting and sponsoring animal rescue groups and oceanographic teaching institutions.

  • afiza

    I just bought ‘Skin Perfecting Lotion’, n just noticed there is allantoin as one of the ingredient. Could u please clarify whether it is from animal based or plant based? if it is from animal based, i really appreciate it if u can share with me whether it is halal or not… thanks

    • Suzi

      It’s impossible to say, as Allantoin can be derived from plants, animals, or synthetically. Your best bet is to ask Murad directly and I’m sure they’ll be able to help!

      • afiza

        I already email them a few months ago but there was no reply.. ?
        Nvm, I ll try to send an email to them again..tq ?

        • Suzi

          That sounds really frustrating, I’ll try my best to help then!

          • afiza

            Tq so much dear..

  • Johana

    Hello, I am using Murad products and I am very happy they don’t test on animals, but I have noticed that was said that they don’t sell in China, so why is then written on their website that they have a distributor in China Hongkong? Thank you for your answer :)

    • Suzi

      Hi Johana, Hong Kong’s law is different from mainland China’s and they don’t require animal testing. :)

      • Johana

        Thank you for you answer:) I also saw that Murad would soon be owned by Unilever? What is that supossed to mean? That they would no longer be cruelty free? Best regards

        • Suzi

          It’s hard to say for sure at this point. If they’re acquired by Unilever, they might keep their cruelty-free status or they might start selling in mainland China and lose it. I’ll keep you posted though. :)

          • Tracey Wilmot

            The status of cruelty free remains unchanged since the merge with Unilever.