Elta MD has confirmed that it is truly cruelty-free. They don't test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. They also don't sell their products where animal testing is required by law.
“We are the number one trusted, recommended, and personally used professional sunscreen by Dermatologists in the US. Our Sun Care, Skin Care, and Aesthetic Care products are formulated for every skin type, lifestyle, and condition to protect, renew and heal skin health.
Our mission goes beyond efficacy to advocacy, championing sun safety awareness across the country by partnering with organizations who share our commitment to skin protection for EVERY BODY EVERY DAY.”
Elta MD is owned by Colgate-Palmolive which is not a cruelty-free brand. If you prefer avoiding brands owned by a company that tests on animals, we recommend avoiding Elta MD.
No, Elta MD is not sold in mainland China.
Yes, Elta MD is certified by Peta.
Elta MD is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan, meaning that some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients.
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.
Although EltaMD is not 100% vegan, they do offer a selection of vegan-friendly products. Most of their products are vegan and contain no animal-derived ingredients except for the following:
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