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 funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.
“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.”
Cetaphil is owned by Galderma, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Cetaphil not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.
Yes, Cetaphil is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, Cetaphil is not certified by any organizations.
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.
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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