Cetaphil is not cruelty-free

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Cetaphil is not cruelty-free

Cetaphil is not cruelty-free. They may test on animals, either themselves, through their suppliers, or through a third party. Brands who fall under this category could also be selling products where animal testing is required by law.

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  • Finished products tested on animals

    Yes, where required by law

  • Ingredients tested on animals


  • Suppliers test on animals


  • Third party animal testing

    Yes, where required by law

  • Sold where animal testing is required by law


Official Animal Testing Policy:

“Per Galderma policy, we do not test Cetaphil products on animals except if required by law. Specifically, we are required by law to submit Cetaphil products for animal testing to import Cetaphil into the People’s Republic of China (i.e., Mainland China). This is no different than other similarly situated companies.”

Is Cetaphil owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

Cetaphil is owned by Galderma, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Cetaphil not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.

Is Cetaphil sold where animal testing is required by law?

Yes, Cetaphil is available for sale in countries with mandatory animal testing. This means that their products were likely tested on animals.

Is Cetaphil certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Cetaphil is not certified by any organizations.

Is Cetaphil vegan?

Cetaphil might offer some vegan products, however because this company is not cruelty-free, we recommend avoiding any products they offer even if they are vegan.

How do you determine that brands like Cetaphil are not cruelty-free?

Most brands don't publicly display their full animal testing policies. We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their complete policy. If any brand states that they, their suppliers, or any third party test on animals, the brand is listed as "not cruelty-free."

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