Matrix is not cruelty-free

Matrix is not cruelty-free

Matrix 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 selling products where animal testing is required by law.

Parent company:

L'Oréal

  • 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 where animal testing is required by law

    Yes

Official Animal Testing Policy:

“L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.”

The Truth About Matrix's Animal Testing Policy

Matrix is owned by L’Oréal and inherits their animal testing policy.

Although Matrix 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 Matrix 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.

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

Matrix is owned by L'Oréal, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Matrix not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.

Is Matrix sold where animal testing is required by law?

Yes, Matrix is available for sale in countries with mandatory animal testing. This means that their products were likely tested on animals.

Is Matrix certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Matrix is not certified by any organizations.

Is Matrix vegan?

Matrix 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 Matrix 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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