It's currently unclear whether or not Herbal Essences is cruelty-free, since they haven't provided enough information. Some brands that fall under this category refuse to share their complete animal testing policy or answer questions about their cruelty-free status.
“And even though Herbal Essences is sold in China, where tests on animals are required for many products, the brand has worked within Chinese regulations to make sure that will never happen.”
Unfortunately, because of the potential risk of post-market animal testing, although small, we don’t consider Herbal Essences to be cruelty-free.
Herbal Essences is now certified by PETA. However, we don’t consider them to be cruelty-free. This is because they still sell in China, where there’s a small risk of post-market animal testing. Please read this post for all the details.
Herbal Essences is owned by Procter & Gamble, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Herbal Essences not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.
Yes, Herbal Essences is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, Herbal Essences is not certified by any organizations.
Herbal Essences 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.
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