Herbal Essences 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.
*This brand sells in China without testing on animals. They are now fully cruelty-free according to our standard. Please see our update here.
When you shop through the above links, we donate 15% of our proceeds to animal charities!
“Herbal Essences and PETA have shared scientific beliefs in non-animal alternative tests and have partnered for decades to promote the use of these non-animal alternative tests.
Herbal Essences is excited to gain PETA cruelty-free endorsement as a direct reflection of the brand’s long-standing commitment to end animal testing.”
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 which is not a cruelty-free brand. If you prefer avoiding brands owned by a company that tests on animals, we recommend avoiding Herbal Essences.
No, Herbal Essences is not sold where animal testing is required by law.
Yes, Herbal Essences is certified by Peta.
Herbal Essences 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.
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