Is Dove Cruelty-Free?

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Is Dove Cruelty-Free?

Dove is cruelty-free. The brand has confirmed their cruelty-free status with CFK. They don't test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. We've also verified that their products are not tested on animals anywhere in the world, including mainland China.

*This brand sells in China without testing on animals. They are now fully cruelty-free according to our standard. Please see our update here.

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  • Finished products tested on animals


  • Ingredients tested on animals


  • Suppliers test on animals


  • Third party animal testing


  • Sold where animal testing is required by law


About Dove

“Dove advocates for a cruelty-free society, which is why it does not test its products on animals. It is proud to say that for over three decades, it has kept its products at their best through the use of non-animal approaches.”

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

Dove is owned by Unilever which is not a cruelty-free brand. If you prefer avoiding brands owned by a company that tests on animals, we recommend avoiding Dove.

Is Dove sold where animal testing is required by law?

No, Dove is not sold where animal testing is required by law.

Is Dove certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

Yes, Dove is certified by Peta.

Is Dove vegan?

Dove is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan, meaning that some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients.

How do you determine that brands like Dove are cruelty-free?

We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their full animal testing policy. If brands answer all our questions and confirm that no animal testing is happening at any point during production and beyond, they're added to our cruelty-free list. All brands we add have confirmed the information above.

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