Laneige 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.
“As an enterprise seeking peaceful coexistence between nature, human beings and businesses, AMOREPACIFIC pledges elimination of unnecessary animal testing for cosmetics to respect all living creatures. We have voluntarily discontinued animal testing on cosmetic ingredients and finished goods since 2008. And as of May 1, 2013, will expand the non-animal testing policy to our suppliers. Through continuous cooperation with academia, AMOREPACIFIC will further enhance our efforts to develop alternative testing methods. *Exceptions to this principle will apply however, if animal testing is required or bound by local governments or laws.”
Laneige is owned by AmorePacific, and the policy above is listed on Laneige’s website.
First, AmorePacific states that the company “pledges elimination of unnecessary animal testing for cosmetics”. The word “unnecessary” is important, as this doesn’t mean that the company pledges to eliminate animal testing. If animal testing for cosmetics is deemed “necessary” according to the company, they could perform these tests.
Second, the company clearly states at the end of their statement that there’s an exception to be made if animal testing is required by local governments or laws. This means that Laneige does test on animals where required by law.
Laneige is owned by AmorePacific, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Laneige not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.
Yes, Laneige is available for sale in stores in mainland China. This means that their products were likely tested on animals in mainland China.
No, Laneige is not certified by any organizations.
Laneige 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.
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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