Kate Somerville 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.
There has been confusion regarding Kate Somerville claiming to have authorized sellers in China. Fortunately, all the selling Kate Somerville in doing in China is online, which does not have the same animal testing regulations. Kate Somerville does not have intentions of selling in stores in China as far as we are informed.
Kate Somerville is owned by Unilever which is not a cruelty-free brand. If you prefer avoiding brands owned by a company that tests on animals, we recommend avoiding Kate Somerville.
No, Kate Somerville is not sold where animal testing is required by law.
No, Kate Somerville is not certified by any organizations.
Kate Somerville 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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