Is Kate Somerville Cruelty-Free?

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Is Kate Somerville Cruelty-Free?

Kate Somerville is cruelty-free. The brand has confirmed their cruelty-free status with CFK. They don't test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. We've also verified that their products are not tested on animals anywhere in the world, including mainland China.

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  • Finished products tested on animals


  • Ingredients tested on animals


  • Suppliers test on animals


  • Third party animal testing


  • Sold where animal testing is required by law


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Kate Somerville in China

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.

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Is Kate Somerville owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

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.

Is Kate Somerville sold where animal testing is required by law?

No, Kate Somerville is not sold where animal testing is required by law.

Is Kate Somerville certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Kate Somerville is not certified by any organizations.

Is Kate Somerville vegan?

Kate Somerville is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan, meaning that some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients.

How do you determine that brands like Kate Somerville are cruelty-free?

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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