Is Differin Cruelty-Free?

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Is Differin Cruelty-Free?

Differin 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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Official Animal Testing Policy:

“Until 2016, Differin Gel, 0.1% was previously available only by prescription. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other global health regulatory agencies require all pharmaceutical manufacturers to protect the public health by demonstrating product safety, effectiveness, and quality through industry standard and validated testing methods, which may include animal testing in some instances.”

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

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

Is Differin certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Differin is not certified by any organizations.

Is Differin vegan?

Differin 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 Differin 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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