Dr. Jart+ 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.
“Dr. Jart+ USA does NOT test on animals, however, our global team does in countries where it is mandated (i.e. China).”
Although Dr. Jart+ as a company claims not to test on animals, they nevertheless pay others to test their products on animals “where required by law”. This means that Dr. Jart+ is not cruelty-free.
When companies claim that they test on animals “where required by law”, it typically means that they sell their products in mainland China, where cosmetics are legally required to be tested on animals.
To learn more about animal testing laws in China, click here.
Since Dr. Jart+ doesn’t list their animal testing policy anywhere on their website, we reached out to them directly. This is the full response we received:
Thank you so much for reaching out. Dr. Jart+ USA does NOT test on animals, however, our global team does in countries where it is mandated (i.e. China). Feel free to reach out over further concerns.
Dr. Jart+ USA Team
Dr. Jart+ is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.
Yes, Dr. Jart+ is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, Dr. Jart+ is not certified by any organizations.
Dr. Jart+ 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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