CeraVe is NOT cruelty-free.
This means that this brand tests on animals or finances animal testing. Some brands that fall under this category test on animals where required by law, which means they're not cruelty-free.
“CeraVe a brand of LOreal, does not test any of its products or ingredients on animals and has been at the forefront of alternative methods for over 30 yrs. In China, the health authorities still require and carry out animal testing for some products. CeraVe, a brand of LOréal, is the most active company working with the Chinese authorities towards a total elimination of animal testing. As a result, the vast majority of products we sell in China are no longer tested on animals.
For more information regarding animal testing and cruelty please visit this link: https://www.loreal.com/sustainability/l’or%C3%A9al“