Joico is not cruelty-free

Joico is not cruelty-free

Joico 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.

  • Finished products tested on animals

    Yes, where required by law

  • Ingredients tested on animals

    Uncertain

  • Suppliers test on animals

    Uncertain

  • Third party animal testing

    Yes, where required by law

  • Sold in mainland china

    Yes

Official Animal Testing Policy:

“JOICO is committed to providing high quality safe products. JOICO Laboratories does not use animal tests to confirm the safety of JOICO products except when absolutely required by law. Safety of JOICO products is assured by using safe raw materials and where applicable, confirming safety by testing via patch tests with human volunteers under a physician’s supervision and using non-animal alternative tests.”

The Truth About Joico's Animal Testing Policy

Although Joico as a company do not test their finished products or ingredients on animals, they nevertheless pay others to test their products on animals “where required by law”. This means that Joico 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.

Watch out for the “safety as a priority” trick. When a brand emphasizes “product safety”, like Joico does above, this generally means that they prioritize safety at any cost — even if this means testing on animals to prove safety.

Joico also doesn’t mention whether or not their suppliers test on animals or if their ingredients are tested on animals, which is a red flag.

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

Joico is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

Is Joico sold in mainland China?

Yes, Joico is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.

Is Joico certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Joico is not certified by any organizations.

Is Joico vegan?

Joico 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.

How do you determine that brands like Joico are not cruelty-free?

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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